EXPLORE SCOTLAND: PERTHSHIRE 'WHAT TO SEE & DO' GUIDE
Perthshire is often known as Big Tree Country, where you'll find the world's tallest hedge, Europe's oldest tree and Britain's widest conifer. See this remarkable arboreal heritage in autumn when the woodlands are resplendent in golds, ochres and reds.
Why not plan your trip to coincide with a local autumn or winter event? Journey through the Enchanted Forest near Pitlochry from the 4 - 27 October. Join the Crieff and Strathearn Drovers' Tryst 12 - 19 October or enjoy fine acoustic music sessions at Perthshire Amber - The Dougie Maclean Festival from 25 October - 3 November. Perth's Winter Festival starts on 5 November and runs through to the end of January.
In Perth - Scotland's newest city - explore the Black Watch Castle & Museum, which provides an insight into one of the world's oldest regiments, or visit nearby Scone Palace, crowning place of ancient kings. Further north is Blair Castle, seat of the Dukes of Atholl.
Golfers can choose from over 35 courses, including championship venues such as Gleneagles - Host Venue of The 2014 Ryder Cup and an excellent collection of testing 18-hole and charming 9-hole courses. For great value, look no further than Perthshire's golf discount tickets, available from local VisitScotland Information Centres.
Perthshire is one of Europe's finest adventure playgrounds boasting great options for walking, cycling and angling alongside more unusual activities of bungee jumping and adventure tubing. For wintersports head for Glenshee, the UK's largest snowsports resort.
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