Blairgowrie is a market town on the banks of the river Ericht. Blairgowrie in the past was famous for growing flax and there were originally 12 working mills in the area. If you take a walk on the banks of the Ericht you will see the remaining mills some of which have been converted to houses or flats. Blairgowrie is now famous for its soft fruit growing industry especially raspberries.
Blairgowrie is the start of the ‘Cateran trail
’ very popular with walkers and is home to the well known golf course Rosemount
The city of Perth is worth a visit, great shopping, great restaurants with a nice ambiance. Just 25 minutes away on the banks of the river Tay you will find everything you need from swimming pools, cinema, all the main shops and super markets.
Pitlochry 30 mins north of Inchtuthill is known as the ‘Gateway to the Highlands’ a lovely town with plenty of touristy shops and Scotland’s smallest whisky distillery
. The town sits on the banks of the River Tummel and enjoys the stunning backdrop of the mountain Ben Vrackie (makes a wonderful walk).
A little further north of Pitlochry up the A9 you will come to the ‘Harrods of Scotland’ a great place for some shopping, a bite to eat and a fantastic walk to the falls of Bruar. House of Bruar is a lovely day out what ever the weather.
Nesteld in the dramatic landscape of Highland Perthshire Blair Castle is a must visit.
The family home of the Earl of Strathmore and the former home of the Queen Mother the castle is steeped in history and makes a wonderful day out.
The Coach house is an hour and a half from the city centre of Edinburgh and an hour from the airport. Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, a historical, cosmopolitan and inspirational city – well worth a visit. The iconic castle provides a stunning back drop to the city.
Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and is renowned for its architecture, friendliness and fabulous shopping (plus wonderful bars and restaurants!) If you enjoy visiting museums and galleries then Glasgow is definitely worth a visit. Just over an hour and a half by car, a great day out.
There are many beautiful places to visit whilst staying at Inchtuthill, some of my favourite days out include visiting – Loch Rannoch, Kenmore on the banks of Loch Tay, Aberfeldy and the Birks of Aberfeldy, walking at the Hermitage, a walk up Birnam hill, ski-ing at Glenshee and a drive to Aviemore. These are just a few of my favourite to give you inspiration.