Visit Blairgowrie and Perthshire

Kinloch House Hotel is unmissable, commanding an imposing elevated positon overlooking idyllic perthshire countryside, in the liteeel village hamlet of Kinoch, after which it was no doubt named - between the two highland Perthshire tourist towns of Dunkeld and Blairgowrie, with the highland theatre town of Pitlochry not that far away either.

Blairgowrie and East Perthshire offers you landscapes of terrific variety; rolling fields of soft fruit, quiet glens, peaceful lochs, rushing rivers and the dramatic mountains of Glenshee. The successful cultivation of raspberries has made this area the Raspberry Capital of the World.

'Blair' as it is known locally, sits with its sister community Rattray on the banks of the River Ericht, a major tributary of the River Tay considered to have outstanding salmon fishing.

Sporting activities and natural heritage are among some of this area's attractions. The riverside itself has a well-interpreted woodland walk amidst spectacular scenery, including Cargill's Leap and children's play area. An idyllic picnic location! By the riverside you will also find an old corn mill, now Cargill's Visitor Centre, an antiques warehouse, picture gallery and bistro. Blairgowrie also has its own Geneaology Centre, popular with visitors hoping to trace their ancestors.

A quite delightful Victorian town nestling in the Perthshire Highlands amidst some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe, Pitlochry has been a popular holiday resort for over a hundred years. Enjoy distilleries, castles, the fish ladder and dam, the famous Pitlochry Theatre, great shopping, and superb local walks. Nearby Queens View and the visitor centre at Killiecrankie are well worth a visit.

Tucked away at the foot of thickly wooded hills, you will discover one of Scotland's gems - the cathedral town of Dunkeld. And that's not all! Resting on the opposite bank of the river Tay is the Victorian village of Birnam. Together the beautifully restored buildings and rich heritage of these Highland Perthshire sister towns are an inspiration for lovers of history, the arts, music and the outdoors.