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Aberfeldy Water MillAberfeldyArt Gallery
Unique development of award winning bookshop, contemporary art gallery, music and coffee shop in a grade-A listed former watermill.

Abernethy Round TowerAbernethyTower
The Tower is one of the two round towers of Irish style surviving in Scotland, dating from the end of the 11th century. It is 15ft in diameter at its base and 74ft high. A Pictish symbol stone can be found at the foot of the tower. The stone dates back to around AD600. The carvings on the stone comprise of a decorative tuning fork with a hammer, an anvil and a decorative motif of a crescent and v-rod. Pictish symbol stone built into the tower. Fine views from the top.

Ardunie Roman Signal StationDenfieldRoman Remains
The site of a Roman watch tower, one of a series running between Ardoch and the Tay, along the Gask Ridge dating to the first century.

Balvaird CastleNewtown of Balcanquhal
A late 15th century tower on an L plan, extended in 1581 by the addition of a walled courtyard and gatehouse. Refined architectural details. View exterior only.

Ben LawersKillinMountains
This property comprises a range of mountains, with connecting ridges, cliffs and lochans, built of ancient rocks, folded and faulted in picturesque contortions, and home to the most celebrated collection of mountain plants in Britain. These surviving outliers of the arctic and alpine floras are relict and isolated, and require sensitive protection and management.

Blackhill CampBracoRoman Remains
Parts of the defences of two Roman marching camps, probably dating to the early third century.

Blair Athol Distillery & Visitors CentreBlair Atholl, PitlochryDistillery
Blair Athol Distillery is one of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland. After enjoying a leisurely conducted tour, you can mull over the distinctive character of the finished article as you sip your dram of Blair Athol 12 Year Old.

Blair CastleBlair Atholl, PitlochryCastle
Blair Castle ancient seat of the Earls and Dukes of Atholl, and home to the Atholl Highlanders, the last remaining private army in Europe.

Branklyn GardenPerthGarden
Two acres of garden containing rare and unusual plants, set on the side of Kinnoull Hill overlooking Perth.

Burleigh CastleMilnathortCastle
The roofless but otherwise complete ruin of a tower house of about 1500, with a section of defensive barmkin wall and a remarkable corner tower with a square cap-house corbelled out. Much visited by James IV.

CraigowerNr PitlochryCountryside
A hilltop viewpoint 407m (1335f)t, with extensive views over the surrounding Perthshire countryside.

Dewar's World of WhiskeyAberfeldyDistillery
Dewar's World of Whisky takes you far beyond a traditional distillery tour, with films, interactive exhibition and challenges, coffee shop and brand store.

Dunfallandy StonePitlochryStone
An exceptionally well-preserved Pictish cross-slab with ornate decoration including; human figures, Pictish symbols, zoomorphic designs and interlace.

DunkeldDunkeldTown
Dunkeld is a small, picturesque town situated on the banks of the River Tay. The Trust was involved in its restoration in the 1950’s and 60’s and still owns 21 buildings including the Ell Shop. Most properties are rented as private accommodation.

Dunkeld CathedralDunkeldCathedral - Abbey
Located on the banks of River Tay, the cathedral contains a fine effigy of the 'Wolf of Badenoch' (Robert III's brother). The property's 15th-century nave and the tower are in the care of Historic Scotland, while the choir is now the parish church. Red squirrels inhabit the grounds of the cathedral and the Tay is important for salmon, freshwater mussels and otters.

Edradour DistilleryPitlochryDistillery
Here in Pitlochry, at the smallest distillery in Scotland, we produce Edradour 10-year-single malt whisky. Free guided tours include a taste of our whisky, an audio-visual presentation and a real insight into the traditional methods of whisky making.

Elcho CastleRhynd, PerthCastle
Elcho Castle is one of Scotland’s best-preserved 16th-century tower houses. It was built around the time of the Protestant Reformation in 1560 by a member of the family of Wemyss of that Ilk. The family could trace their lineage back to the 12th century. A descendant of the builder of Elcho was created Lord Wemyss of Elcho in 1628 and Earl of Wemyss in 1633. There is little history attached to the castle. It simply served as a fine house in the country for the laird and his lady, their family and servants, who lived mainly at their chief seat, Wemyss Castle, on the coast of Fife. By the mid-18th century, Elcho was no longer being used as a noble residence at all, but repairs carried out by the 8th Earl in about 1830 secured its future, and in 1929 the 11th Earl entrusted it into state care.

Famous Grouse Experience, TheCrieffDistillery
Join us at The Famous Grouse Experience and we'll show you the secrets that make Scotland's favourite whisky so special. But be warned, when you visit us at Glenturret, Scotland's oldest distillery and our spiritual home, you should expect a few surprises.

Fowlis Wester Sculptured StoneCrieffStone
A tall cross-slab with Pictish symbols, figural scenes and ornate decoration. The original is now in the village church; a replica stands in the square.

Hermitage, TheDunkeldWoodland
Once part of one of the most important 18th century picturesque landscapes in Scotland, an attractive woodland walk leads though spectacularly large Douglas firs to the amazing folly, Ossian’s Hall overlooking the Black Linn waterfall.

Huntingtower CastleHuntintower, PerthCastle
Huntingtower Castle was a lordly residence for 300 years, from the 15th to the 18th century. It is associated with two noble families: the Ruthvens (later earls of Gowrie) and, following their downfall in 1600, the Murrays (earls of Tullibardine and later dukes of Atholl). Prior to 1600, Huntingtower was known as the Place of Ruthven. Huntingtower has hosted some famous visitors, and been associated with some dramatic events. Mary Queen of Scots stayed here in 1565, during her honeymoon with Lord Darnley. In 1582, Mary’s son, James VI, was held here against his will by the 1st Earl of Gowrie, in a famous episode known as the ‘Ruthven Raid’. With the downfall of the 3rd Earl in 1600, in an equally bizarre episode called the ‘Gowrie Conspiracy’, the Ruthvens were disinherited and their forfeited castle was renamed Huntingtower.

Innerpeffray ChapelCrieffChapel
A rectangular collegiate church founded in 1508. The property still retains its altar, evidence of its furnishings and some painted details.

KilliecrankiePitlochryCountryside
The east side of The Pass of Killiecrankie, a magnificent wooded gorge with the River Garry flowing along its base. The Battle of Killiecrankie, the major event in the first of the Jacobite uprisings, was fought nearby. The Visitor Centre tells the story of both the Passes rich natural history and the story of the battle.

Linn Of Tummel Nr PitlochryWoodland
19 hectares of mixed woodland and fields, at the confluence of the rivers Garry and Tummel. The property and its setting exemplifies the basic elements of the much-lauded Highland Perthshire scenery.

Loch Tay PotteryAberfeldyCraft Workshop - Pottery
Stoneware Pottery Produced in the workshop adjoining the showroom. Modest prices. All pots suitable for the oven, microwave and dishwasher. Have a browse.

Lochleven CastleBy KinrossCastle
The island fastness of Lochleven is associated with many colourful events and has been visited by countless distinguished personalities during its history. Some of those taking the boat across Loch Leven came of their own accord, including King Robert Bruce (in 1313 and 1323). Others were held prisoner within the castle’s walls – such as Robert, the High Stewart, in 1369, two years before his coronation as Robert II, the first of the royal house of Stewart. But the castle will be forever associated in the memory with another Stewart sovereign, Mary Queen of Scots. She first visited in 1561 as a guest of the owner, Sir William Douglas. But her last stay, in 1567–8, was as his prisoner. It was at Lochleven that she was compelled to abdicate her throne in favour of her infant son, James VI. The castle walls held her for less than a year. In May 1568 she escaped across the loch and before that month was out she was in exile in England. She never saw her native land again.

Meigle Sculptured Stone MuseumMeigleMuseum
The Museum at Meigle displays 26 pictish carved stones dating from the late eighth to the late tenth centuries. Making up one of the most important collections of early medieval sculpture in Western Europe, they are all that survives of a centre of Pictish wealth and patronage.

Moirlanich LonghouseKillinHouse
Visit this perfectly preserved cruck frame cottage and get a glimpse of Scottish village life in the 19th century. Moirlanich was home to at least three generations of the Robertson family, with the last member leaving in 1968. The building has hardly been changed and retains many of its original features, such as the ‘hingin’ lum’ and box beds. Next door there’s an unusual collection of working clothes and ‘Sunday best’ which were discovered in the longhouse, and an exhibition on the history and restoration of the building.

Muir o' Fauld Roman Signal StationTrininty GaskRoman Remains
The site of a 1st-century Roman watch tower on the Gask Ridge.

Muthill Old Church And TowerMuthillChurch
The interesting ruins of an important medieval parish church. At its west end is a tall Romanesque tower. The remainder of the church is mostly of 15th-century date.

Perth Museum & Art GalleryPerthMuseum
One of Scotland's oldest museums, with collections relating to Perthshire including Natural History, Archaeology, Fine and Applied Art. FREE admission. Mon - Sat 10am ‘til 5pm.

Scottish Liqueur Centre, ThePerthDistillery
A family company producing malt whisky liqueurs, all in the factory on site.

St Mary's Church, GrandtullyNr AberfeldyChurch
A 16th-century parish church, with a finely painted wooden ceiling illustrating heraldic and symbolic subjects, added in the 1630s.

St Serf's Church & Dupplin CrossDunningChurch
This picturesque parish church houses the nineth century Dupplin Cross, a masterpiece of Pictish stonework. The Dupplin Cross is one of a few complete, free-standing early medieval crosses that survive in Scotland. It is carved from a single block of red sandstone. The Dupplin Cross formerly stood in the grounds of Dupplin Castle overlooking the ancient Pictish royal centre of Forteviot. The cross dates from the 9th century, the time of the Picto-Scottish kingdom of Kenneth Mac Alpin. It is carved on four sides with images depicting military and religious ideas of kingship.

Stanley MillsStanleyMill
Be among the first to enjoy our new hi-tech interactive visitor experience at the spectacular 18th-century water mill complex beside the River Tay. The visitor centre tells the stories of those who worked there and the products they made. The superb interactive displays let you discover if your fingers are as nimble as a child labourer’s or compete to see if you are tough enough in business to make the mills profitable. Hear the clamour of the factory floor and see how engineers harnessed the energy of the Tay as well as the machinery that turned raw cotton into products sold around the world.

Sunnybrae CottagePitlochryHouse
This modest cottage is possibly the oldest house in Pitlochry. Sunnybrae Cottage is a rare survival of a type of house that was once very common in the Highlands. Remarkably, it still has the remains of a cruck framed roof construction, with most of its last thatch still surviving beneath the later corrugated iron roof.

Tullibardine ChapelTullibardineChurch - Chapel
One of the most complete and unaltered small medieval churches in Scotland. The properrty was founded in 1446 and largely rebuilt about 1500. Much of its architectural detail has survived.

Tullibardine Distillery - Visitor CentreBlackfordDistillery
Tullibardine 1488 is part of a major new development which is now open. The name 1488 comes from the year when King James IV purchased beer from the old Brewery originally sited here for his coronation at Scone Palace. Tours and tastings are be led by one of our enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides and run frequently throughout the day.


 
Aberfeldy DistilleryAberfeldy
Aberfeldy Recreation CentreAberfeldy
Aberfeldy Tourist Information CentreAberfeldy
Alyth MuseumAlyth
Atholl Country Life MuseumBlair Atholl, Pitlochry
Atholl Gallery, TheDunkeld
Auchingarrich Wildlife CentreCrieff
Auchterarder Tourist Information CentreAuchterarder
Balmerino AbbeyBalmerino
Beatrix Potter ExhibitionBirnam, Dunkeld
Bell's Blair Athol DistilleryPitlochry
Black Watch Regiment Museum, ThePerth
Blairgowrie Tourist Information CentreBlairgowrie
Bolfracks GardenAberfeldy
Braes of Foss Car ParkTummel Bridge
Breadalbane Folklore CentreKillin
British School of Falconry at GleneaglesAuchterarder
Cairnwell Mountain SportsSpittal of Glenshee
Caithness Glass Visitor CentrePerth
Castle CampbellDollar
Castle MenziesWeem, Aberfeldy
Ceramic Experience, TheCrieff
Cherrybank GardensCherrybank, Perth
Childhood Heritage MuseumLogierait
Children's Amusement ParkPitlochry
City Sightseeing PerthPerth
Clan Donnachaidh MuseumBlair Atholl, Pitlochry
Cluny House GardensAberfeldy
Crief Tourist Information CentreCrieff
Crieff Highland GamesCrieff
Dirnanean GardenBlairgowrie
Doune CastleDoune
Doune Motor MuseumDoune
Drummond Castle GardensCrieff
Drummond Trout Farm & FisheryComrie
Dunblane Cathedral MuseumDunblane
Dunkeld Tourist Information CentreDunkeld
Ell Shop and Little HousesDunkeld
Fairways Heavy Horse CentreGlencarse
FaskallyPitlochry
Fergusson Gallery, ThePerth
Glen Lyon GalleryBridge of Balgie, Nr Aberfeldy
Glengoulandie Deer ParkAberfeldy
Glenturret DistilleryCrieff
Hamilton Toy CollectionCallander
HeathergemsPitlochry
Heatheryford Art GalleryKinross
Hydro-Electric Visitor CentrePitlochry
Innerpeffray LibraryCrieff
Keathbank Mill Heritage CentreBlairgowrie
Killin Tourist Information CentreKillin
Kin Craft Centre for Scotish CraftsKinross
Kinnoull TowerPerth
Kinross House & GardensKinross
Kinross Tourist Information CentreKinross
Knockhill Racing CircuitDunfermline
Leighton LibraryDunblane
Loch of Lowes Visitor CentreDunkeld
Lower City MillsPerth
Megginch Castle GardensErrol
Museum of AbernethyAbernethy
Museum of the Scottish RegimentDunkeld
Muthill Village & Parish MuseumMuthill
Noah's Ark Activity CentrePerth
Perth AirportPerth
Perth Inveralmond Tourist Information CentrePerth
Perth Leisure PoolPerth
Perth Sculpture TrailPerth
Perth Tourist Information CentrePerth
Perthshire Activity DaysPerth
Perthshire Visitor CentreBankfoot, Perth
Pitlochry Festival TheatrePitlochry
Pitlochry Tourist Information CentrePitlochry
Queen's View Visitor CentreNr Pitlochry
Riverside GranaryBlairgowrie
Sandy Knowes FishingPerth
Scone PalaceScone, Nr Perth
Scone StudiosScone, Nr Perth
Scottish and Southern Energy Visitor CentrePitlochry
Scottish Crannog CentreAberfeldy
Scottish Gliding UnionScotlandwell
Scottish Plant Hunters' GardenPitlochry
South Lissens PotteryMilnathort
Stuart CrystalCrieff
Taymouth Castle Golf CourseKenmore
Vane Farm Nature Reserve (RSPB)Kinross, Tayside
Water Mill & TearoomNr Blair Atholl

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