A gateway into the Angus Glens, the Cairngorms and Highlands, East Perthshire town Blairgowrie is a delightful Highlands centre brimming with local produce shops and surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery. Rich in textiles heritage, Blairgowrie and Rattray straddle the River Ericht and offer a picture-postcard holiday base featuring pretty riverside walks and a wealth of outdoor activities in surrounding areas. Stay in luxury Blairgowrie leisure hotels, budget holiday parks and B&Bs or rural holiday cottages – the Blairgowrie and nearby Dunkeld area offer a wide choice of luxury accommodation.
A popular winter skiing area, the Spittal of Glenshee near Blairgowrie is one of Scotland’s largest skiing areas. Premier golf is also on the menu locally at the Blairgowrie Golf Courses – inclusive of two of central Scotland’s finest championship courses and the 9 hole ‘Wee Course’. Choose Blairgowrie as your bustling holiday base for exploring the delights of East Perthshire and the Angus Glens including the iconic Glamis Castle just to the east, childhood home of the Queen Mother and renowned as the setting for Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
Visit the Loch of Lowes Visitor Centre and Wildlife Reserve or explore one of the many famous castles in the area from Blair Castle to Scone Palace. East Perthshire is also home to a selection of Scotch whisky distilleries including the Edradour Distillery and The Famous Grouse Experience in Crieff. City centres Perth and Dundee are both within easy driving distance, with Dundee Airport offering an easy route in for international visitors.
Stay in market town Blairgowrie and access a range of outdoor activities including local mountain biking, archery, kayaking and hill walking. Outdoor activity centres are plentiful in this great gateway to the Glens, Highlands and the Cairngorms. Book places to stay in Blairgowrie online now!