A Beauty Spots in Perthshire
In 1689 the peace and tranquility of the beautiful Killiecrankie gorge was shattered when the first shots in the Jacobite cause were fired. The Highlanders were victorious but their leader 'Bonnie Dundee', died early in the battle. See for yourself the spot where a government soldier, fleeing for his life, made a spectacular 18 ft leap over the River Garry. The Visitor Centre features 'hands-on' natural history exhibits, models and maps of the battle. See also nesting birds at close range via a remote camera link from the Centre to the treetops. During the summer months, the Trust's ranger service offers an exciting programme of guided walks. Opening Times: Visitor Centre: 31 March to 31 Oct, daily 10-5.30. Site: all year, daily Admission Prices:pay and display
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The Private House Stay's Guide
The town of Perth lies at the southern end of a district that extends North along the A9, through Dunkeld and Pitlochry to Inverness-shire. For the purposes of this guide the area North of Pitlochry is defined as Highland Perthshire and the area East of Dunkeld and South of the Cairngorm national park is defined as East Perthshire. The A9 dual-carriageway road is the main artery for traffic to the North but is only an hour from Edinburgh and makes Perthshire one of the most desirable areas of Scotland in which to live. The Annual Pitlochry arts festival gets worldwide aclaim, while the area has a wealth of History, Heritage and visitor attractions as well the scenery, waterfalls, wildlife and crafts that can be found across the Highlands. Perthshire contains many of Scotland's best country House Hotels.