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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

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

The newly refreshed Art Gallery will allow more works of art from local, Scottish, and international artists to be displayed than ever before. As part of the refresh, Perth Art Gallery will become the new home to the Fergusson Collection. We are in central Perth and waiting to welcome you. Please check our opening times as they may change during the refresh.

Perth Art Gallery

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

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

Based on our working hill farm, with stunning views over Highland Perthshire we offer relaxed dining and an award-winning deli packed full of Scottish produce and international favourites. Start the day with our amazing breakfasts, or enjoy a coffee while watching the birds and farm life from the windows, stop in the deli for all your picnic essentials or enjoy an ice cream and a walk through the gardens. You can book farm tours and Scottish cheese tastings through our website.

Errichel Farm

Karelia House has grown from a small idea into an exciting destination – a destination for anyone who wants only the best. We have a fantastic selection of fabrics, yarns and so very much more! This crafters’ paradise is situated in a very beautiful rural location where the rivers Lyon and Tay meet, some 4 miles west of Aberfeldy. You cannot fail to enjoy your journey through the beautiful Perthshire scenery and the area offers many wonderful activities and retail experiences! If you want the best results, use the best ingredients – this applies to cooking, knitting, patchwork, painting or anything you do and that is the philosophy followed by everyone at Karelia House. Relax in front of a cosy wood-burning stove and enjoy a coffee and home-bake. Our fabulous showroom is bursting with the colour and texture of our yarn and fabric. You can also have a demonstration with our Brother sewing and embroidery machines – these state-of-the-art sewing machines show what amazing creations are possible.

Karelia House Yarn and Fabric

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

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

Brewing juicy fruity berry-loaded award-winning country wines made by sourcing local fruit. Visit us for refreshments and watch our wine-making professionals work their magic at our strange Scottish Winery. We offer winery tours on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays at 12.30 and 2.15. The Pickled Peacock cafe is now open for bookings to sit in and takeaway and opens 10am – 5pm seven days a week – see our dedicated Facebook page for bookings https://www.facebook.com/PickledP.

Cairn o’ Mohr Berry Wines