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We are two sisters living in Aberfeldy who have created this wee gem of a shop and typically one of us will be behind the counter. We have a gorgeous range of indoor plants alongside individually made works of art from across Scotland and beyond. We support Local, Scottish and British makers and try very hard to supply something different…..and very gorgeous of course!

Edith and Grace

The castle has had a diverse history, both turbulent and peaceful and has been home to politicians, soldiers, agriculturalists and entrepreneurs. It offers a fascinating insight into Scottish history against a backdrop of fine 18th century interiors and Scots Baronial architecture. The Gardens were laid out in the 18th century and include a walled garden. Peacocks roam freely, and red squirrels and Highland cattle can be seen in the grounds. There is also a Sculpture Trail, with a mixture of contemporary and 18th-century sculpture. Check the website for special events and to book tickets. House and gardens (adult) £17 / Gardens only £8

Blair Castle

At any time of year this stunning walk, through woodlands and waterfalls, has inspired many artists and poets, including the Scottish poet Robert Burns (whose statue sits at the end of the trail). The Upper Birks is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to its importance for the diversity of plants and animals. A moderately challenging circular walking trail, it takes 1–2 hours to complete. Suitable footwear advised. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a lead.    

The Birks

Walk through towering Douglas firs to the folly of Ossian’s Hall and come face-to-face with the thunderous Black Linn Falls and wander along the banks of the River Braan. You might even see salmon leaping up the falls in autumn. This stretch of magical Perthshire forest was originally designed as a pleasure ground in the 18th century for the Dukes of Atholl; today it feels wild and natural and stimulates all your senses while being an easy circular walk of about 2 hours. Heading north on the A9 from Dunkeld, the Hermitage car park is signposted to the left. Opening times: 24/7  

The Hermitage, Dunkeld

The Queen’s View is one of the most photographed places in Perthshire. The view takes in Loch Tummel and is said to have been named after Queen Victoria, following her visit to the area in 1866. The Queen’s View Visitor Centre lies at the eastern edge of Loch Tummel and is surrounded by part of the Tay Forest Park. As well as a stunning viewpoint overlooking the loch and beyond to the iconic Schiehallion, the area offers a range of woodland walks suitable for all abilities and always open. Opening times: Please check website as the centre is being refurbished.

Queen’s View

This is a golden opportunity to see a selection of incredible artworks in a truly beautiful setting. The full trail takes you round the city and along both sides of the River Tay. If you want to do a shorter walk in tranquil gardens, the Art Trail takes you past the Riverside Park Heather Garden on the left bank across from Tay Street and takes in the lovely Norie Miller Park and Rodney Gardens. The walk is suitable for wheelchair users.

River Tay Public Art Trail

The RSPB Visitor Centre has great views of the loch, and there are viewing hides to visit and woodland trails to follow. There are good facilities here too, including baby changing places, a shop and cafe. Ospreys nest by the loch to fish during the summer, while up to 20,000 pink-footed geese fly in from Iceland come autumn. See our website for updates on seasonal visitors.

RSPB Loch Leven

Brimming with wildlife and history, from one of Mary Queen of Scot’s prisons, to thousands of wildfowl, it is a fascinating place to visit at any time of year. There is a Loch Leven Heritage Trail along a well-made, level path suitable for all-terrain buggies. The circuit goes right round the Loch Leven National Nature Reserve along the loch side and through varied woods and marshland. There are several opportunities for café stops along the 13-mile route. The walk starts at the jetty and passes a viewing area with seats overlooking Loch Leven Castle out on Castle Island. Boat trips run in the summer from Kinross Pier. www.walkhighlands.co.uk/perthshire/loch-leven.shtml

Loch Leven Walks

A wonderful introduction to the different landscapes of Scotland, the path meanders through a variety of terrains including open hillside, moorland, ancient native woodlands, hazel coppice, and riverbanks. The path has been designed with a variety of surfaces to be as sensitive as possible to the wild terrain it passes through, but sadly it is not wheelchair-friendly. It curves and contours, rises and falls with the shape of the land offering a means of accessing quiet corners and magical places that would otherwise remain hidden away and forgotten. Along the well-marked and circular route you will find poems and sculptures all created by local artists. There is only parking for a few cars so start early and it will take 2-3 hours. The path is always open and free. A book of poems and images from the path is available at the Corbenic Shop in Dunkeld, and donations to the Corbenic Camphill Community are gratefully received via their JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/corbeniccamphill

Corbenic Poetry Path