Top 91 attractions to explore in Perth and Kinross
Perth and Kinross is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland and a Lieutenancy Area. It borders onto the Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute, Clackmannanshire, Dundee, Fife, Highland and Stirling council areas. Perth is the administrative centre. With the exception of a large area of south-western Perthshire, the council area mostly corresponds to the historic counties of Perthshire and Kinross-shire.
A' Bhuidheanach Bheag is a Scottish mountain situated on the eastern side of the Pass of Drumochter, some 24 km WNW of Blair Atholl. The mountain straddles the border between Highland and Perth and Kinross council areas although the actual summit is in the latter. This area is often dismissed as uninteresting countryside, however it does contain two Munros which draws many walkers to the locale. A' Bhuidheanach Bheag lies to the southern end of the plateau and when viewed from the A9 road it sho
An Sgarsoch is a mountain in the Grampian Mountains of Scotland. It lies north in a very remote part of the Highlands, on the border of Aberdeenshire and Perthshire. Rounded and unspectacular, An Sgarsoch is noted mainly for its isolation, situated where it is between the Cairngorms and the Mounth, miles away from any villages or towns. The most common approach to the mountain is from the upper reaches of the River Dee.
An Stùc is a conically shaped Scottish mountain in the Ben Lawers range to the north of Loch Tay. The normal routes of ascent are via the ridges from Ben Lawers or Meall Garbh, in combination with other summits in the range. It may also be ascended directly from the Lawers Burn to the east via a gully above Lochan nan Cat.
Atholl Estates has 145,000 acres of hills, woodlands and open countryside just waiting to be explored. Recognised as an area of natural beauty with plenty to see and do, the estate was admitted into the Cairngorms National Park in 2010. Most of Scotland’s iconic wildlife live in the countryside and wilderness of Atholl Estates including red deer, golden eagles, salmon, red squirrel, black and red grouse and much more.
Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre is set in 100 acres of spectacular Perthshire scenery and is a great location for a family day out, only 40 minutes drive from Perth and Stirling and an hour from Glasgow and Edinburgh. The wildlife park is located approximately 6 miles west of Crieff which has a range of amenities and facilities including local and national retailers, a small supermarket, medical services, and restaurants.
Balvaird Castle is perched on a hilltop overlooking the A912 as it makes its way over the eastern arm of the Ochil Hills, about a mile south of junction with the better known road leading through Glen Farg. Its location falls short of the sheer rocky impregnability of a Stirling Castle, but as a statement of dominance and control it still takes some beating.
Beinn a’ Ghlò is a Scottish mountain situated north east of Blair Atholl in the Forest of Atholl in between Glen Tilt and Glen Loch, in Cairngorms National Park. A complex hill with many ridges, summits and corries, covering approximately 40 km2 with three Munros. The mountain has patches of grey scree amongst grass, while heather grows quite profusely on the lower slopes and gives the hill a colourful skirt when in bloom in summer.
Beinn Achaladair is a Scottish mountain situated six kilometres north east of the hamlet of Bridge of Orchy. The mountain stands on the border of the Perth and Kinross and Argyll and Bute council areas. A nice trekking destination and also I offers a nice view of the area.
Beinn Ghlas is a mountain in the Southern Highlands of Scotland. It lies on the north shore of Loch Tay and is part of the Ben Lawers Range. It lies on the popular path to Ben Lawers from the National Trust for Scotland car park, with the result that many walkers traverse the summit of Beinn Ghlas without realising it. The popularity of the path meant that it suffered from severe erosion, but it has been reconstructed in recent years.
Beinn Iutharn Mhor is a mountain in the Grampian Mountains of Scotland. It lies north of Glen Shee on the Aberdeenshire and Perthshire border. A steep sided mountain in an otherwise rolling area of highland known as the Mounth, it is usually climbed from its northern Glen Ey side.
Beinn Mhanach is a mountain situated on the northern side of Loch Lyon and eight kilometres east of Bridge of Orchy, in the west highlands of Scotland. There are two popular routes for Beinn Mhanach. One is from near Auch, with parking on the A82 near the private road, up Auch Gleann and past Ais-an-t-Sidhean. To reach the summit dome of the mountain the slopes to the north-east of Beinn a'Chuirn are traversed. The other route starts from Achallader farm.
Beinn Udlamain is the highest mountain in the group of Munros west of Drumochter Pass, with a large untidy cairn, partially built with old fence posts, marking the top of its long and wide summit crest. Terrain is fairly easy underfoot, with a fair amount of the route following tracks, paths and fence-posts. The Munros in this group all have different characters and afford good views over Loch Ericht to the Ben Alder range and beyond, though due to Beinn Udlamain's vast flat summit, you'll need
Ben Chonȝie, also known as Ben-y Hone, is a Scottish mountain situated eleven kilometres northwest of Crieff. It stands at 931 m and is therefore listed as a Munro. It is the highest point of a large area of moorland and rounded hills between Loch Earn and Loch Tay, and with a broad, flat summit and relatively few distinguishing features, it is often regarded as one of Scotland's least interesting Munros.
Ben Lawers is the highest mountain in the southern part of the Scottish Highlands. It lies to the north of Loch Tay, and is the highest point of a long ridge that includes seven Munros. It is the highest peak in Perthshire, and is the tenth highest Munro in Scotland. Ben Lawers was long thought to be over 4,000 feet in height; accurate measurement in the 1870s showed it to be some 17 feet short of this figure.
Ben Vorlich is a mountain located in the southern part of the Highlands of Scotland. Due to its prominence when seen from the lower ground of the Central Belt, Ben Vorlich is one of the most commonly seen of Munros, Scotland's peaks of 3000ft height or above. It lies in an area of land bounded to the north by Loch Earn, and to the west by Loch Lubnaig. The town of Callander lies to the south.
Ben Vrackie is a mountain in Perthshire, Scotland. It lies north of the town of Pitlochry and reaches 841 m high at its summit. The summit may be reached easily by a direct path from Pitlochry or Killiecrankie, and commands views of Pitlochry and the surrounding glens.
A delightful multi-purpose arts, conferencing and entertainment facility centrally located in the picturesque Highland Perthshire community of Dunkeld & Birnam. The venue is bright and airy, dominated by natural light and with its imaginative use of internal space and delicious catering, Birnam Arts is a welcoming and inspiring platform for small to mid range events.
The Birnam Oak is an iconic tree on the outskirts of the Perthshire village and celebrated in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Sometimes known as Macbeth's oak, as it is a relic of Birnam Wood, mentioned in William Shakespeare's play, the tree is found in a strip of woodland on the south bank of the River Tay. The trunk is 5.5 metres wide and its large spreading branches have latterly been supported on a number of struts to prevent them from collapsing under their own weight.
Blair Athol Distillery stands at the gateway to the Scottish Highlands in the picturesque town of Pitlochry, Perthshire. The distillery was founded in 1798 by John Steward and Robert Robertson, originally named 'Aldour', after the Allt Dour burn the distillery draws it water from, but closed soon after opening. The distillery opened again and changed ownership to John Robertson in 1825. It distills Blair Athol single malt whisky. It is used in Bell's whisky, and is also normally available in a
Map of attractions in Perth and Kinross