Out and About

Glentower House and Lavender Cottage situated in scenic Perthshire offer an ideal base for sightseeing. Glendevon’s close proximity to the splendour of the Perthshire Highlands, the stunning scenery of the Trossachs as well as Stirling, Edinburgh and St.Andrews. It is easy to understand why the area has established itself as a holiday destination. Here’s a taste of some of the ‘must sees’ on your doorstep.

Stirling – the historic city where its Castle and Old Town meet the cutting edge culture of a University City. Whether it be Bravehearts sword or standing on the battlefield of Bannockburn where Robert the Bruce made Scotland a nation. Alternatively indulge in some retail therapy or enjoy lunch or coffee in one Stirling’s many bistros/restaurants.

www.visitscotland.org/stirling

www.instirling.com

Blairdrummond Safari and Adventure Park – a fantastic family day out. Home to tigers,lions,elephants, rhinos and bears. Or visit Chimpanzee Island or sign up for the ‘hawk walk’ Finish off your day of adventure on one of the many attractions – the giant Astraglide, the flying fox. pirate ship or pedal boats.

www.blairdrummond.com

Trossachs and Loch Katrine – a day out to the national park is recommended. The Trossachs and Loch Katrine have been known for their scenic attractions ever since Walter Scott wrote ‘Rob Roy’ and the ‘Lady of the Loch’ This area is a natural playground which caters for all tastes, ages and abilities. Facilities include a cafeteria,toilets,audio-visual show about the local wildlife; way marked trails, picnic-places, Trossachs cycle way and Walking Trails.

www.lochlomond-trossachs.co.uk

www.trossachs.co.uk

www.incallander.co.uk

Crieff – is the main town of Strathearn, lying on the southern edge of the Scottish Highlands. It is a very popular holiday resort and is the second largest town in Perthshire. This is an area renowned for its beautiful countryside and breathtaking beauty. Crieff offers a rich abundance of things for you to see and do whatever the weather, your interests or age.

www.crieffhydro.com

www.crieffandstrathearn.co.uk

Auchterarder, Dollar and Dunning

Auchterarder, known locally as the ‘lang toon’ because of the length of its high street, sits amongst some of Scotland’s most stunning scenery. Auchterarder is also home to the Gleneagles Estate. Enjoy the panoramic views that were the inspiration for the world famous Gleneagles Hotel. Mention of Gleneagles leads the mind inevitably to golf. There is no doubt that this is an area beloved of golfers, providing glorious scenery and challenging courses.

Dollar lies at the foot of the Ochil Hills. Castle Campbell, the lowland home of the Campbell Clan is one of the most picturesquely situated in Scotland. The castle is accessed through Dollar Glen. A wooded valley traversed by various tracks and paths in an area excellent for walking.

Dunning – a small village which is heavily steeped in history. It can boast an Iron Age Fort, a Ist Century AD Roman Camp and 12th century Norman Tower of St Serf. It also has a dragon slaying and burning a witch at the stake as part of its folklore.

www.gleneagles.com

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