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.
Things to do in Perthshire
Pitlochry Festival Theatre
The Pitlochry Festival Theatre is the central location of the annual Pitlochry Festival.
Dundee Repertory Theatre
The Dundee Repertory Theatre or Dundee Rep is a theater in the city of Dundee, Scotland. Besides hosting performances and concerts, it also produces six to seven productions a year. It is home to the Dundee Rep Ensemble, Scotland's only theater company employing full-time actors, and the Scottish Dance Theatre, a contemporary ballet company.
Loch of the Lowes
Loch of the Lowes, near Dunkeld, is designated as a wildlife reserve covering 130 hectares, run by the Scottish Wildlife Trust. The Loch is home to a pair of breeding ospreys that nest only 150 meters from the observation hide.
A friendly climb by Munro standards, Ben Chonzie can be bagged in a long half day. Is it surrounded by a pleasant stretch of characteristically Scottish heather moorland.
Argaty Red Kites
Argaty Red Kites is an award-winning conservation project. From red kite and red squirrel refuges to nature walks and conservation events, they bring you closer to the best of Scotland's wildlife. Argaty Red Kites is the only red kite feeding station in central Scotland. Every day they feed the birds, and visitors come to the hide to watch them and learn their fantastic story. The site also offers red kite and red squirrel photography hides, summer nature walks, and evening talks.
Blair Drummond Safari Park
Blair Drummond Wildlife Park is Scotland's premier wildlife park and adventure park.
Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier
Scotland's most awarded, internationally recognised chocolatier offers tours and tastings in the picturesque setting of Loch Tay.