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Aberfeldy - Market town on the Tay with a fine bridge built by General Wade and a monument to the Black Watch Regiment. Nearby is the viewpoint of Farragon Hill.

Auchterarder - 18 miles south west of Perth, Auchterarder is another Royal Burgh, burnt in 1716 by the Earl of Mar. A modern castle lies to the south near Ruthven Water, with Strathallan Castle to the north west near Machary Water. This town with its 1m long main street, was once a linen weaving centre. Gleneagles Hotel and more famously the golf courses are nearby.

Blairgowrie - Famous for it’s surrounding fields of strawberries and raspberries, Blairgowrie is a popular tourist resort, particularly with anglers, golfers, skiers and those who enjoy the Highland Games, held here in July. Once a flax and jute spinning centre, it’s mill is now a visitors centre with the largest working waterwheel in Scotland.

Historic buildings in the area include the 17th Century Newton Castle which can be viewed by the public and the Craighall Rattray Mansion, still home to the Rattray family stands above a gorge and is thought to be featured in Scott Tully-Veolans novel, “Waverley.” Once home of the Blairs is the ruined Castle of Glasclune, site of a battle in 1392.

Characterised by rolling hills, countryside and quiet glens, visitors and residents alike enjoy the views offered at the nearby lochs of Ardblair and Marlee, also popular with birdwatchers. Ardblair Castle was built in the 16th century and stands over its loch.

The tallest hedge in the world can be found five miles south of the town. The Meikleour Beech Hedge was planted in 1746 and is 600 metres long and 30 metres high.

Dunkeld - A dignified Cathedral city on a reach of the Tay; formerly the capital of Caledonia. In the ruined Cathedral is to be found the grave of the Wolf of Badenoch. The scenery in the neighbourhood is particularly fine, and there is trout fishing in the Tay. Golf.

Kinross - Kinross stands on the shores of Loch Leven, twelve miles north of the Forth Road Bridge with excellent links to the surrounding Scottish towns of Perth, Auchterarder, Birdwatchers will enjoy the RSPB’s Vane Farm Nature Reserve where they can take a close look at the loch’s birdlife, while others can stop off at nearby Kinross House which stands on beautiful grounds midway between the town and water. Other historical sights include the Old Jougs at the town cross, an iron collar for petty criminals, the 17th century Tolbooth and 18th century steeple without its church which came about after the raising of funds to build a steeple for a church, which was moved.

In winter the town is known for skating and curling.

For more information about Kinross, visit the Perth and Kinross Council website or the Kinross Museum.

Pitlochry - Twenty four miles north of Perth. A very popular inland resort on the slopes of Ben Vrackie, near Killiecrankie. The valley of the Tummel is very picturesque, and it is a good centre for excursions to Braemar, Loch Tay, and Loch Rannoch. The house in which Prince Charlie stayed before Culloden is to be seen at the Bridge. Close to the Pass of Killiecrankie. Purpose-built Festival Theatre. Blair Atholl distillery. Highland Games. Fishing.

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