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County of Perthshire, Perth and Kinross, Scotland


County of Perthshire

Perthshire, renowned the world over for its beauty, history and culture, has been aptly described as “All of Scotland”. These 2,000 square miles in the very heart of Scotland summon up images of magnificent scenery, ancient castles, pretty cottages and Highland Games, with the ever-present musical accompaniments of clinking whisky glass and lilting bagpipes.

For hundred of years, this area has been the crossroads of the nation, and today’s modern road, rail and air links maintain that tradition. Fast roads converge on Perthshire from all directions, Perth is at the centre of the Scottish rail network, and Edinburgh and Glasgow Airports are just one hour away.

Once arrived, Perthshire’s glories immediately become apparent. Everywhere, there is room to move, space to breath and time to unwind. Exploring Perthshire is an experience to be savoured. Soaring mountains and jewel-like lochs; a rich historical legacy; colourful and exciting events and entertainments; flower-bedecked towns and villages; the creative skills of local cratfspeople – all are waiting to be discovered.
Perthshire’s sporting and leisure facilities are renowned. In an area of such natural beauty, it is not surprising that virtually every outdoor activity imaginable is catered for. Golfing (on 31 courses!), hillwalking, riding, sailing, salmon and trout angling, ski-ing – the opportunities are almost endless.

When it comes to finding somewhere to stay, Perthshire can offer a wider range of accommodation than any other part of Scotland. From five-star hotel to farmhouse B & B, from log cabin to luxury caravan – over 900 establishments are ready to provide a traditional welcome and fine hospitality. Eating out is a pleasure, with most restaurants making full use of superb-quality local produce; Perthshire’s salmon, beef, game and soft fruits are particularly renowned.

Sir Walter Scott once wrote:

“If an intelligent stranger were asked to describe the most varied and the most beautiful province in Scotland, it is probable that he would name the county of Perth.”

Today’s visitors simply say: “Perthshire is All of Scotland”.

For more Information please contact:
Perthshire Tourist Board, Lower City Mills,
West Mill Street,
Perth
PH1 5QP
Web:  www.perthshire-scotland.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1738 627958
Fax: +44 (0)1738 630416

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