Things to do in Perthshire

Perthshire - Big Tree Country

Perth is situated in the heart of Scotland and is easy to visit by car, train or bus.
Whichever way you decide to travel to Perth, you will pass through some of the country’s most beautiful scenery. Walking around the city is a pleasure, Perth is a consistent Beautiful Britain award winner, showing a strong commitment to the environment and the city’s streets and public gardens are filled with colour from easter to autumn.

You will discover Murrayshall is a great base either on holiday or on business.
Perth and its surrounding villages offer excellent shopping, eating out, entertainment, culture and heritage, leisure and sport are all within close proximity.

The Murrayshall Estate

Golf – Two 18 hole golf courses
Driving Range – Covered bays
Putting Green – Club hire available
Cycling – Bike hire available
Walks – a variety of picturesque walks are available from Murrayshall

Scone PalaceScone Palace

A palace to explore for visitors of all ages, play areas, a maze and much more

Glamis Castle

glamisAncestral home of the Earls of Strathmore for over 600 years. Glamis is a living, breathing monument to Scottish hospitality; a place of enjoyment, reflection, laughter and wonder for all. The castle has witnessed more than 600 years of history and we take great delight in sharing the many stories, secrets and intriguing tales that surround it.    

Noahs Ark

The massive soft play area is ideal for infants and kids up to 12 years old. Infants under 1year go free   

Active Kid Adventure Park

Based on a working farm, offers an adventure park, coffee shop, toy shop, indoor play area, retail outlet for TP climbing frames and trampolines, attractions in the park include large play fort, farm animals, crazy golf, trampolines and many more. Group visits and childrens birthday parties also welcome.     

Perth Theatre & Concert Hall

With a wide variety of entertaining events from workshops to west end shows making Perth well worth a visit   

blackwatchWelcome to the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) Castle & Museum in Perth, Scotland

Scotland's Black Watch is an elite military regiment whose history stretches back almost three centuries.

Located in the city of Perth, Scotland, the Castle & Museum offers an insight into one of the British Army's if not the world's most famous fighting units.

We're a Family Friendly Museum and a great venue for a family day out in Perth, Scotland.   

Pperthmuseumerth Museum and Art Gallery

Showing a range of changing exhibitions throughout the year.
Entry to Perth Museum and Art Gallery is free.

Dewars Centre

From September to April curling is available in an eight lane rink – also has indoor  bowling arena, exhibitions and shows   

Perth Leisure Pool

The centre offers 5 indoor swimming pools, an outdoor lagoon, 2 fumes, monkey jungle fitness gym, health suite and much more – the ideal attraction for your visit to perth – it boasts fun for all the family   

Nae Limits

Is one of Scotland's most established adventure and outdoor activity centres.
They won awards for their adventure activities and outdoor learning ventures.   

wildlifesafariHighland Safaris

Join Highland Safaris for a unique experience combining breathtaking Highland scenery, Award Winning and exhilarating Land Rover Safaris with Scottish heritage, inspiring walking & biking activities, and  exclusive Red Deer Park and Gold Panning Centre. Relax and enjoy the Café & Shop situated in a unique and stunning location – a truly authentic discovery of everything that makes Perthshire an exceptional destination.   

Walk Highlands

Perthshire straddles the Highlands and the Lowlands, offering a rich variety of scenery. Highland Perthshire is magnificently forested and the region has become branded as 'Big Tree Country' - a name well deserved. The wide and graceful River Tay - Scotland's grandest river - flows through the region from its source in serene Loch Tay, whilst great rolling mountains make a perfect backdrop. Hidden gems include winding Glen Lyon and beautiful Glen Tilt.   

Big Tree Country

Perthshire has some of the most remarkable trees, woodlands and country gardens in Europe and is stunning at any time of year.

Just a short trip can take you to Europe's oldest tree, the world's highest hedge, the sole survivor from Shakespeare's 'Birnam Wood' ... and it doesn’t stop there.   

Great Days Away with Blue Sky Experience

Great Away Days is the leisure division of BlueSky Experiences one of the UK's leading event management companies. With many years' experience of organising successful and memorable outdoor activity weekends in Scotland, they can ensure that your group's experience is packed with fun and adventure. Stag and Hen Parties welcome.   

Perth Treasure Trail

A downloadable trail designed to get you out and about in the picturesque historical local area.    

Historical Perth

Perth’s heritage is rich, encompassing hundreds of years of history. Due to its central location in Scotland, Perth has always been an important trading and market town, evident in the fine Georgian façades, terraces and crescents.

Perth’s heritage features fine buildings, often utilised as venues for cultural activity. St John’s Kirk, in the heart of Perth city, is one of the finest and oldest churches in Scotland and is often the setting for special musical events.   

The Ferguson Gallery

Celebrates the life and work of the great pioneers of modern art and dance, John Duncan Fergusson and Margaret Morris.

J D Fergusson is now best known as one of the celebrated Scottish Colourist painters, while Margaret Morris is recognised for her pioneering work in modern dance. She was also an inspired choreographer, artist, movement therapist and author.

Housed under the one roof at The Fergusson Gallery, their collections tell a fascinating story. Containing artwork, sketchbooks, costume, correspondence, photographs and other extensive archives they illustrate their extraordinary talent and creative energy. They also tell a touching love story of a couple who were together for nearly fifty years.   

For Arts Sake

Come along and Paint-Your-Own Pottery. At For Art Sake we have   


Perth and its surrounding villages offer an excellent range of unique interesting elegant boutiques along well-known major stores to choose from.   

Perth Street Markets

The monthly Perth Farmers’ Market was the first farmers’ market of its kind to set up in Scotland, and has pioneered the movement to sell Scottish farm produce direct from the farmer to the consumer.

Choose from the great range of produce available, from venison and vegetables, wild boar and baking or organic products.

Christmas Craft Markets - Don't miss this ideal opportunity to purchase unique handmade gifts for Christmas.

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