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Blossom Cottage is a 3 bedroom one storey holiday accommodation that sleeps 6 and is located in Dundee, Scotland. This property is pet friendly allowing for 3 pets. Prices range from £435 to £897 per week. Local to Muirhead, Kirkton of Auchterhouse, Balmerino, Wormit, Newport-On-Tay
This stylish, contemporary detached holiday property is wonderfuly situated down a quiet lane in the heart of rural Tayside, on a working livestock farm, yet just 3 miles from the city of Dundee with all its attractions. The stunning floor to ceiling windows in the living area make the most of the scenic views over the countryside towards the River Tay and patio doors from the dining area give guests easy access to the lovely patio area, ideal for al fresco living. The cosy woodburner in the living area supplements the already efficient heating, making it an ideal choice throughout the year. The very convenient location offers plenty of opportunity to explore the surroundings: there are good hill walks from the door, the Piperdam leisure complex with pool, spa facilities and renowned golf course is just 3 miles, Perth and Dundee are both easily reached, as are St Andrews, Carnoustie and Glasgow. Dundee has plenty of shopping and other excellent leisure facilities including Discovery Point, a 5-star visitor attraction chronicling Captain Scott’s journey to the Antarctic on the research ship ‘Discovery’. Other interesting days out could include hill walking in one of the five Angus Glens with their stunning hill and loch scenery approximately an hour’s drive away, golf at one of the many other superb courses in the area, horse riding, fishing, skiing at Glenshee and sailing. There is also an all-weather tennis court 1 mile away. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.
You'll find an ever changing menu of authentic French cuisine prepared with the finest available fresh produce. Bon Appétit prides itself in slow food, but fast service!
Renowned for its promotion of fresh local produce, with a menu ranging from light snacks to traditional fayre, and favourites from around the globe; The Royal Arch was recently voted 'Scottish Community Pub of the Year' in The DRAM Scottish Licensed Trade Awards.
Full width picture windows at this waterfront restaurant allow uninterrupted views of the working river's ever changing activity. The restaurant is designed to resemble the below deck area of a sailing ship, adapting a number of features from Captain Scott's RRS Discovery.
Fine Scottish dining in a formal but relaxed setting, with an intimate and welcoming atmosphere. The well-balanced menu favours seafood and game. House specialities include hand-dived Skye scallops with Glamis asparagus risotto and Perthshire grouse.
Choose from a wide ranging collection of fine wines and tasty food in this lovely restaurant in Perth. The beautiful layout and sophisticated atmosphere mean that 63 Tay Street is a wonderful place to enjoy a night out.
A wonderful place to enjoy a tasty bite to eat. Choose from their impressive selection of wines in this very welcoming and homely restaurant. Why not spend an evening sampling some delightful food and relax with a drink, soaking up the atmosphere of Cafe Tabou.
A great restaurant with an award winning chef. Located in the beautiful setting of Perth, Let's Eat offers the finest in traditional Scottish home cooking. Dishes include lamb, venison, beef and seafood and are all sourced locally with great care. Why not make an evening of it, with an aperitif or cocktail to start before relaxing over a delicious meal in a welcoming restaurant.
A bistro with a family friendly atmosphere, open every day until 8pm, The Bothy has built a reputation on serving quality Scottish favourites and bistro bites in a warm homely setting. Remember to drop into the Wee Bar for a drink before and after your meal!
Using only the finest of Scottish ingredients and with all dishes cooked on site, there is an excellent choice of delicious meals on offer. Relax with a glass of good wine, in a welcoming restaurant and enjoy an evening of great Scottish cuisine.
Indulge yourself with some delicious home made food at the Corn Kist Coffee Shop, pleasantly situated in a rural location with the Milton Haugh Farm Shop.
Enjoy the restaurant's intimate dining experience with a sensuous menu perfectly combining the finest Scottish ingredients and Mediterranean cuisine, complemented by an exciting variety of wines.
Enjoy spectacular views with your traditional fish and chips at this award winning 140 seater restaurant. There's a special OAP menu.
Anstruther Fish Bar & Restaurant has built up a legendary reputation for first class fish suppers and is even recognised on a more worldwide level — being filmed for Japanese television and also featuring in the American magazine 'Bon Appetit'.
Located on the banks of the river Tummel, and established in 1650, Port-na -Craig Inn has served many satisfied drinkers and diners over the centuries. The famous Pitchochry festival theatre is situated nearby.
Charming restaurant and coffee shop, family owned and operated with a reputation for quality cuisine and emphasis on friendly, attentive, high standards of service.
Lively, informal and buzzing — you may be in the heart of the country but there's nothing sleepy about the food, cocktails and ambiance. You'll find every corner of the globe on the menu, from wasabi and prawn rolls to Scottish venison with estate gooseberries.
Dundee Karting is the place to come for speed and excitement, Test your abilities as a racing driver on Scotland's biggest indoor karting track. Suitable for those aged 8 and over. They provide all equipment and safety gear and you are given a safety talk and shown how to operate the karts before your race. The equipment and karts are all in good condition and well maintained. The staff are are friendly and professional and will make your visit enjoyable and fun. There are karts specific for children and adults. There is a cafe that is quite basic just selling drinks and snacks but provides an area to sit and wait if you are not racing. Dundee Karting provides thrills and speed to those looking for a different type of activity. Fun for all abilities, whether your first time racing or if you are a seasoned go karter!
This wildlife centre is one of Dundee's most popular attractions and is home to around 50 species of animals, birds and reptiles.
Whether it's crawling through a giant nose or challenging the robots of Roborealm, this unique four star attraction devoted to the five senses offers hours of fun and stimulation with over 60 hands-on exhibits, so visitors aged from 4 to 104 can experience the magic of science.
Let the kids burn off their energy on a big co-kart track, a pedal tractor area, extra trampolines, playhouses within the fort plus even more attractions. A crazy golf course is also currently under construction.
Perth Racecourse offers the ideal environment for a fun and enjoyable day at the races, the course is both historic and scenic, the course is more than 400 years old. There is a bustling and vibrant atmosphere at the race meetings and it is always enjoyable to pick your horse and cheer it on. There are plenty of food options and bars available, the standard of food and service is high and the prices reflect this, but still offer value for money. The staff are both friendly and courteous and the facilities and grounds are kept clean during the day. There are different entrance fees depending on where you want to be inside the course, whether you want a package deal or basic entry to the grandstand, the prices are all good value. Throughout the year there are a number of race days so it is worth checking to see when these are on, in addition the provide superb family entertainment on these days. There is a frequent transport service to and from the town on old fashioned buses for a small charge. Perth Racecourse offers a fun filled and exciting day out with all the right ingredients, highly recommended.
Stuated near to St Andrews, this railway has been running for over 50 years on it's quarter mile route. Fun for all the family.
Transport yourself into a world of underwater adventure and come across some of the most fascinating and deadly creatures in the oceans.
A lovely place to do some cycling or horse riding. Or for those of you who would prefer to unwind and simply relax, this beautiful beach will persuade you to do just that.
An extensive sandy beach nestled beneath a historic castle in the former fishing village of Broughty Ferry, now a residential suburb of Dundee. A promenade gives direct pedestrian and disabled access at several locations and the beach is backed by dunes.
A beautiful beach to relax on with stunning views over golden sands. Explore the nearby wildlife conservation site and take a stroll through Tentsmuir Forest. This lovely beach is perfect for relaxing with a good book, playing a game of cricket or doing a spot of kite-flying!
A beautiful part of Scotland, which is popular with holiday makers and locals. Perfect for a family day out at the seaside with lovely sands and nearby cafes and play park.
A two miles beach to the east of Kingsbarns, framed by some lovely sand dunes. Have a walk on Fife's coastal footpath and soak up some of the stunning scenery. Or perhaps you fancy a round of golf on the nearby course? Whatever you fancy you'll have a great day out at the beach.
A pretty little seaside town on the coast of Fife. Play a round of golf and then retire to the beach where time passes more slowly and you can truly relax. An historic place with a rich past; take a journey through time as you wander around the streets.
A perfect beach for all the family. There is lots to see and do here with swimming, wind surfing, jet skiing, fishing and canoeing readily available. Or for those of you who wish to sit and while away the hours with a good book, there is almost a mile of beautiful golden sand on which you can do just that!
A pretty little place to pay a visit to. Wander around this historic town and spend some time at the beach, before playing a round of golf! The charming beach next to the old harbour is a perfect place to take in the picturesque village.
A beautiful little bay, framed by impressive sand dunes commanding spectacular views of the Firth of Forth. Sit and relax on the beach or take a piteresque walk along the coastline.
Spend some time in Burntisland, an historic town in Fife. A pretty little place with breathtaking views down the coastline. Soak up the local scenery on the beach and then potter through the streets and learn about the varied history of the area.
Framed by an impressive 9m sand dune, Montrose beach is a lovely place to visit, with a nearby golf course, promenade and beautiful sands. Have fun playing beach sports and take a dip in the clear waters.
The Cateran Trail is a 64 mile circular waymarked walking route in the Perthshire and Angus glens that follows the same ancient drove routes once used by cattle rustlers. Using existing paths and minor roads, the trail can be walked in stages or completed in a relatively leisurely fashion in 4/5 days.
Moncreiffe Hill Wood is a beautiful mixed woodland just 3 miles south of Perth, with over 7 miles of marked trails ideal for walking, running or orienteering, as well as many spectacular view over the Perthshire landscape and quiet corners for birdwatching.
Cyclists and horse-riders are well catered for in selected areas of this woodland Park located near the banks of the River Tay. A pleasant circular stroll through beautiful broadleaved and conifer woodland and has been specially designed with wheelchair users and families with pushchairs in mind.
There are over 300 miles of cycle routes in Fife just waiting to be explored! They include everything from disused railway tracks and town and village roads to country lanes. Look out for impressive castles, amazing beaches and fishing villages.
Crieff Hydro is located in a wonderful 900 acre estate with a huge choice of leisure activities for all the family to enjoy. Choose from over 40 on-site activities from swimming in one of the two pools, to pampering spa treatments or quad biking at the outdoor activity centre.
Free form leisure pool complete with sloping beach area. There's a toddlers' pool for the tiny ones and lots of slides to keep all the kids occupied. Play some squash or table tennis or even some snooker.
You can enjoy Quad Biking with largest operator in Scotland on the most exciting quad bike treks. A fleet of over 50 matched quad bikes offers an experience to larger groups that is second to none. Small parties of even 1 or 2 persons are also welcome.
Pegasus offer microlight and tandem hang gliding from trial flights to complete training packages. They are the UK's largest microlight school and can cater for groups up to 25 people. They also offer flying lessons on both fixed wing and flexwing microlights with 5 qualified instructors.
Scotland's most centrally located outdoor adventure centre, only 1œ hours drive from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Dundee. Open all year round, Nae Limits offer over 13 activities including Scotland's only Sphere Mania facility, Adventure Tubes, River Bugs, and Whitewater Rafting.
Take a breathtaking whitewater river journey in the expert and very safe hands of guides experienced on the world's largest white water rivers. Operating around Perthshire and Argyll for over 12 years, Splash is AALA approved.
Affordable, fast and adrenaline packed game with scenarios in beautiful countryside around Aberfeldy. They have standard and replica guns, fully trained staff and all equipment is provided including refreshments.
Beyond Adventure is a specialist outdoor company, based in Aberfeldy, and will happily tailor activities such as open canoeing to suit the ages of the children and adults within your group.
With an impressive 20 lifts and 36 runs, this ski centre offers a massive range of skiing & snowboarding facilities. If you are new to skiing, you can hire an instructor or join a class, but if you consider yourself a pro, then just hit the slopes and have fun!
Tucked away in the heart of the Fife Countryside lies a real gem of Scottish rural and environmental life. At the 55 acre Deer Centre there are 9 different species of deer to view each with their own individual paddock.
Lochs and Glens North Cycle Route or National Route 7 as it is also known, takes you through two amazing National Parks, this breath taking trail takes you from Inverness to Glasgow via Pitlochry. Your journey incorporates pretty lochs, forests, over the UK's biggest mountain range, heather clad moors and bustling tourist towns. A particular benefit of the route is the traffic free passage through Drumochter, being one of Britain's tallest transport corridors. The next stage begins your descent into wooded hillsides and fertile pastures, and back onto traffic free paths that will take you into Glasgow. The complete route is 214 miles long and a total of 42 miles are free of traffic. The route is cross country taking in natural wilderness so ensure you have the appropriate equipment and a suitable bike. Maps and guides are available to buy to plan your route, there is good signage too making it easy to get around. Lochs and Glens North Cycle Route has a number of things to see and do and some of the points of interest are Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Loch Venachar, Loch Lubnaig, Loch Tay, Cairngorms National Park, Glenmore Forest Park and Aviemore, it is a simply stunning route and should not be missed if you are in this region.
A wonderful nature reserve located on Loch Leven. Spend a tranquil day admiring the many species of wildlife that have made their home around the water?s edge and take a relaxing stroll around a lovely part of countryside. Keep your eyes peeled for the many pairs of inland ducks, sandpipers, curlews and redshanks.
One of 9 national nature reserves located in the Cairngorms National Park, this reserve was sculpted thousands of years ago by ice which left behind corries, cliffs, moraines and a meandering river. This breathtaking landscape is a haven for scarce arctic-alpine plants, birds and animals able to cope with the challenges of mountain life.
Montrose Basin Wildlife Centre is housed in 750 hectares in an encircled inlet on the river South Esk. It offers an ideal habitat to more than 50,000 migratory birds including, pink-footed geese, Arctic terns, knots and sedge warblers, as well as seals, insects, butterfles, bees and many more. On site is a top class visitor centre that is open all year around and entrance is for a small fee. It is easily found if you follow the brown signs from Montrose town centre. On their website there is all sorts of information to enhance your visit, from tide timetables and the best places and times to watch the birds. Within the centre you will find, telescopes, binoculars as well as live footage on visiting migratory birds, lots of information and leaflets on the local inhabitants and history, interactive toys for the younger visitors including, microscopes, species peepholes and puzzles. You will also find good hides and walks in the area. There is a schedule of regular events operated here that include guided walks and special children's activities. Relax and enjoy a delicious hot drink as you take in the stunning vistas across the Basin, particularly stunning at sunrise/sunset. There is a nice gift shop that sells a range of wildlife gifts. The staff are friendly and helpful and have lots of knowledge on the area and its inhabitants. Montrose Basin Wildlife Centre is an interesting and enjoyable place for people of all ages, and abilities, it allows you to get up close with nature.
Set around 24 acres of water, this parkland offers a great visitor centre, picnic and BBQ sites and children's play areas. You can also play water sports here during the summer months and go for a walk on the many paths and trails around the site.
The beautiful botanic gardens at the University of Dundee are a delightful place to visit. Spend some time admiring the impressive collection of plants, trees and flowers which have originated from all over the globe. Located near the River Tay there is also a special Evolutionary Garden which depicts plant life over time and is a fascinating site to explore.
Enjoy rhododendrons and azaleas in one of the top 50 gardens in Europe. Featuring an idyllic woodland garden and fascinating hybrid trial garden, with plant-life collected from travels throughout the Himalayas and China. There is also an excellent garden centre with a huge range of plants for sale.
Barnhill Rock Garden is a public park that covers more than two hectares and is listed on the Visit Scotland tourist trail owing to its beauty and the natural habitat it provides to local wildlife, it connects to a nature reserve and is close to the beach. Work commenced on building these gardens back in 1955 on what was a section of volcanic rock, it incorporated sand dunes and rock from a local quarry was used in the gardens. There are natural springs, ponds and water features as well as lovely tress, shrubs and flowers on show here. Others ares of interest include the Geddes Glasshouse, that acts as a community centre hosting a number programmes and events, the Pergola, the Scree bed and Woodland area. It is an area of peace and tranquillity away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It has also created a natural habitat for local wildlife who you may see on a visit here, including squirrels, roe deer, woodpeckers, owls, sparrow hawk and lots more. The gardens are beautifully maintained and there is plenty of seating available to relax and take in the gorgeous views. There is a visitor centre where the staff are friendly and helpful, you can also get a list of events and information relating to Barnhill Rock Gardens. If in the Dundee or surrounding areas, take time out to visit these stunning and relaxing gardens, they should not be missed.
Originally the site of two old reservoirs, the things to do list is huge. Enjoy a stroll around the area, or take to it on a mountain bike. Cook lunch on a BBQ then have some fun in the play park. Do a bit of bird watching or try your hand at water sports.
A stunning haven located near Perth. Featuring some incredibly rare plants, such as the Himalayan Poppy this beautiful garden also showcases Rhododendrons, Primulas and Acer palmatum depending on the season. Spend some time in this lovely garden and admire plant species from around the globe. (Partly accessible for wheelchair users)
Described as a 'hidden gem' and home to about 8,000 species of ferns, herbaceous plants and trees, this special garden is located in St Andrews in the East of Scotland.
Set in beautiful surroundings, this sanctuary operates an adoption scheme for its rescued horses, ponies and donkeys. Guided tours are provided. There's also a visitor centre, gift shop and picnic area.
A beautiful private garden set in the grounds of a fabulous 18th century house. Superb semi-formal walled gardens, herbaceous perennials, rose borders and delphiniums await the visitor in one of Scotland?s finest gardens. Take a stroll by the river and soak up the tranquil atmosphere in this gem of a location.
The perfect place to spend a relaxing afternoon. Admire the woodland garden and the 300 varieties of snowdrops, before strolling around the beautiful walled garden. Cambo gardens also features traditional flower borders and a huge collection of perennials making it a beautiful setting to be enjoyed year round.
Journey into the mysterious and intriguing Explorers Garden and discover the hidden treasures brought home by the ?plant-hunters?. These men were horticulturalists, botanists and adventurers, masters of the craft and through their explorations throughout the globe; this superb garden is a wonder to behold. Twenty of these figures and their journeys are represented in Explorers Garden.
An early 19th century mansion house which is still a family home, set in an 18th century planned landscape with a superb walled garden. The house is best known for its architectural merit.
Admire a huge variety of plant life in this stunning woodland garden. With Giant Himalayan lilies, arisaemas, skunk cabbages and blue poppies to enchant and delight and snowdrops and hellebores to marvel at in the winter; this lovely garden can be enjoyed all year round.
The beautiful walled garden at Edzell is one of Scotland's unique sights, created by Sir David Lindsay in 1604. The 'Pleasance' is a delightful formal garden with walls decorated with sculptured stone panels, flower boxes and niches for nesting birds.
Royal mementos are on view at this Georgian house overlooking the Montrose Basin, much of which is nature reserve, internationally important for wildfowl and geese. There are waymarked paths and observation hides. (Dogs are not allowed in the walled garden or the formal terrace gardens)
As the nights draw in, make your way to Britain's only full-time public observatory for an unobstructed view of the winter skies.
You'll feel you've taken a step into a time capsule of yesteryear at Verdan Works, where you'll discover how the people of Dundee lived, worked and played over 100 years ago.
Dundee Rep Theatre is housed in a modern building and is the cultural venue of the city where local, amateur and national companies stage their productions. They stage all types of performances from ballet, dance, comedy, musicals, music recitals, concerts, plays, pantomimes and much more. The staff are lovely here, friendly and helpful. There is a bar and restaurant here where you can enjoy pre theatre drinks and maybe a bite to eat, both have a welcoming and cosy atmosphere. It is not a large venue but, it is nicely decorated, the seating here is very comfortable with lots of leg room and you are pretty much guaranteed a good view, the acoustics and sound are excellent as well. The tickets for the shows are reasonably priced making it an affordable night out. Dundee Rep Theatre is a superb venue for a night out, you are guaranteed a great atmosphere, show and prices, get your ticket and see for yourself.
Follow in the footsteps of Captain Scott and Ernest Shackleton aboard the Royal Research Ship Discovery at the multi-award winning Discovery Point attraction and museum and experience one of the greatest stories ever told.
Battlefield Live is an indoor combat game, it raises the stakes in the usual laser tag experience. They have taken the game to a new level with a gaming arena and equipment that give a more realistic combat experience. Positioned over two levels, it is dark and sinister with lots of streets to run down and places to hide, smoke and sounds, it makes for an exciting atmosphere. Choose your favourite game and live out your fantasies here as you conquer the enemy. The staff are friendly and helpful and the area is well organised, maintained and kept clean. Rules are explained before you play. The cafe is a welcome retreat with a great selection of food and drink as well as a choice of hot meals. Battlefield Live offers good value for money and you will enjoy your time here and probably want to come back. Suitable from age 8 upwards it makes a great day out with friends or family, where you can work together or compete against one another.
One for all the family — you can pick your own fruit, explore the Mega Maze and have fun on the go karts and playground.
Gallery devoted to the work of the 20th century Scottish colourist J D Fergusson but also regularly changing exhibitions. The collection can be seen at Perth Museum and Art Gallery.
Perth Concert Hall is a new addition to the cultural scene here in the city, it is a contemporary, spacious and exclusive building located in the historic Horsecross area in the heart of the city. Already it has established itself as an important cultural centre and has a diverse and interesting programme of events, that include concerts, community events, comedy, film, talks, art workshops and stage performances. This lovely venue is also home to the creative "Threshold", a new media digital art space that features fascinating contemporary art. The building and the facilities are faultless, it has a really nice foyer and the staff are excellent as well, friendly and helpful. The seating is well laid out, so you get a great view of the stage regardless of where you are seated and the chairs are comfortable too, the acoustics are first class as is the lighting. The cafe and bars are really nice, with lively and bustling atmospheres and offer the perfect place to meet before a performance. Perth Concert Hall has a full and interesting year round programme of events, so check to see what is on and get yourself to this wonderful venue, you will not be disappointed.
Peel Farm is a working farm in the beautiful Angus Glens, situated 1/2 mile from the spectacular Reekie Linn waterfall. As well as a coffee shop, snack lunches, scrummy home baking, Farm Shop and the Little Cloth House, it has a great atmosphere and friendly staff.
Perth Playhouse is an independent cinema complex in the heart of the city, it is home to seven screens and has a continually changing programme of films. It features a diverse selection of films from box office hits, to independent films and modern classics, art exhibitions, football matches, live streaming of the Opera from the Met and much more. The major attraction here is the new impressive and amazing IMAX screen, if you get the opportunity to see a film here don't miss it, sound, screen everything fantastic. There is a nice cafe where you can have a bite to eat before or after your movie and just relax with friends or family. The exterior has retained its its art deco structure and inside is a bit shabby however, they are refurbishing and it is evident that it will soon be a premier cinema destination. You will find the staff to be warm and friendly. The Perth Playhouse offers a touch of cinema nostalgia that you don't get at mainstream cinemas, once the refurbishments are done it will be a fantastic venue but still worth a visit for that nice personal touch.
The company originated on the Isle of Mull but relocated to Perthshire in 1995. The liqueurs are made to their own unique recipes, some of which have been in the family for generations.
When JM Barrie was given the freedom of Kirriemuir, he presented the town with the cricket pavilion on Kirrie Hill, and the Camera Obscura within it. At times, it will be unable to operate due to weather conditions, which may result in closure for the whole day.
A treat for everyone! Travel on Scotland's oldest and finest passenger carrying miniature railway. The steam and diesel locomotives have thrilled four generations of happy travellers.
Steam railway running four miles from a unique Victorian terminus station at Brechin, to Bridge of Dun, a former stopping place for Royal trains set in remote countryside. Visitors can take interesting walks from the station to the bird sanctuary along both banks of the river.
Running the Highlands arrange a choice of running holidays amongst some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Scottish Highlands. They cater to runners of all abilities and offer a choice of tours and packages to suit everyone. They operate running holidays practically all year round and you will run along some of the country's most stunning trails accompanied by trained and experienced guides. You will get the opportunity to experience the peace and tranquillity of this glorious region. In addition to the holiday runs they operate training weekends again in some amazing locations where, you will learn lots about running, receive motivational advice, nutritional advice, benefit from inspiring guest speakers as well as guided runs whatever, your running level you will benefit from this weekend. The purpose of these holidays is not to compete but to bring together people who enjoy the physical activity of running and to improve on your techniques and learn from others. All events are well organised and you will find the team to be extremely friendly, professional and encouraging. The food you receive is excellent and could not find any fault with it. If you enjoy running and are looking for an alternative holiday don't hesitate in booking your place at Running the Highlands you will not be disappointed, can't recommend enough, you come back feeling invigorated and inspired, and wanting to return.
The Famous Grouse Experience will show you the secrets that make Scotland's favourite whisky so special. But be warned, when you visit Glenturret, Scotland's oldest distillery, you should expect a few surprises. It's dram good day out!
With whisky history, a traditional working distillery, great café, picnic area, Nature Trail and unique souvenir shopping, you can see why Dewar's is acclaimed as 'the ultimate Scotch Whisky visitor centre'.
Opened by Michael Palin and awarded UK Independent Bookshop of the Year, this beautifully restored watermill houses a bookshop, art gallery and coffee shop as well as a music department where you can listen to tracks from CDs of classical, jazz, world and Celtic music.
The museum has a wide range of displays of local interest covering archaeology, Montrose history, the Picts, Montrose silver, and maritime and natural history. The art gallery has a changing selection of local paintings and exhibitions.
In 2011 the RSGS opened a new and unique Visitor and Information Centre, in the oldest secular building in Perth, Fair Maid's House, which, still retains it's quaintness and charm, and has strong literary connections. The centre is a geographical joy, owing to all there is to see and do, such as watch the planet from space in the Earth Room, discover the hottest and coldest places on the planet, learn about and study maps and explorers, see the many exhibits, read the fascinating facts, or just relax with a book in the Explorer's Room. It is a treasure throve just waiting to be discovered and many stories to be told. The guides are all convivial and informative and more than happy to answer any questions you have. There is no entrance fee to this wonderful attraction but, donations are welcome. Unfortunately , the centre is not open all year round, it is only open Tuesday to Saturday, April through to October. You don't have to be interested in geography to enjoy this attraction, people of all ages and interests will find the centre to be both interesting and stimulating. If you are in the Perth region during opening times then you must make time to see this wonderful centre.
The McManus is Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum, and is located in a magnificent Gothic Revival-style building. The interior holds many architectural delights from the wood panelling and roof trusses, to the floors and glasswork in the windows, the story boards give an intriguing insight. There are eight galleries to explore that cover art, history and the environment giving a true insight into the region over the years. The museum has been open since 1867 and has continued since that time to be a major cultural attraction in the city. There is so much to see here from a wooden longboat, eastern and ancient artefacts, lots of items of local interest, geological and zoological section, Pictish stones and art, classic and modern art paintings, with a number by the Glasgow Boys, all items are clearly marked and described. Throughout the year a number of unique exhibitions take place, generally they include some seldom seen works, or works on loan or tour from other galleries that include art, photography, paintings or sculptures. In addition McManus operate a frequent schedule of activities and events so there is always something taking place here. For the younger visitors they run arts and crafts activities. You can also take a behind the scenes tour. The museum is interesting an engaging and there is something to appeal to all ages and interests, making it an ideal family day out. Entry to the McManus is free and the museum is open everyday. The staff are friendly and helpful and have lots of knowledge on the collections and local area. The coffee shop onsite is lovely with a great selection of food and drink that are all reasonably priced and the surroundings are comfortable and relaxing. The McManus is a delightful and interesting museum with a wealth of exhibits, you could easily pass a day here, highly recommended.
A wonderful museum, housed in an old frigate built in 1824. What is most remarkable about her is that she is Scotland's only wooden warship left in existence. Visit this historic ship and spend a day learning about her history.
Family home of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne, legendary setting for Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' and childhood home of the late Queen Mother. With its strong links with history, royalty and fiction, Glamis Castle is one of Scotland?s most impressive visitor attractions.
Where will you find cruisie lamps, pirn winders, cloutie rugs, bannock spades and a thrawcrook? At the Angus Folk Museum! The domestic section is housed in six charming 18th-century cottages in Kirk Wynd, the agricultural collection in the farm steading opposite.
Stanley Mills is a unusual complex of water-powered cotton mills positioned on the banks of the River Tay. It is one of the finest examples of a preserved monument of the 18th century Industrial Revolution. Originally built in 1786, on a hairpin bend on the River Tay, because they could use the immense power of the churning waters here, it continued to operate for about 200 years, to begin with machinery was powered by water wheels and later by electricity driven by water-powered turbines. Today it houses a modern hi-tech interactive visitor experience that allows visitors to the mill to find out how it was operated, what products they produced and all about the people who worked here through stories, photographs and personal accounts. Through the interactive displays you can see how nimble your fingers are and if you were stern enough in business to ensure the mill stayed profitable, try out the model where you can change the flow of water, there is lots to see and do. You can explore all the buildings and see the changes that took place here over the years, areas of interest include the Bell Mill, Mid Mill, the lades and Stanley village built to provide housing to the mill workers. Stanley Mills offer an important insight into this bygone era and industry, with the many interactive displays it makes for a fun day out for all. There is an entrance charge but, worth the small charge for the quality of the Mills and displays.
Idyllically set on the banks of the River Tay, this handsome and complete fortified mansion with three projecting towers is of 16th century date. The original wrought-iron grilles to protect the windows are still in place.
Visit the Palace of Kings, where Macbeth, Robert the Bruce and Charles II were crowned. Beautiful gardens and peaceful woodland are perfect for a gentle stroll and there's a great children's adventure playground, not to mention the unique 'tartan' maze of 2,000 beech trees.
Village museum depicting life in Abernethy from Pictish times to the present day, with exhibitions changing annually. They cannot admit unaccompanied children under the age of 16.
An exciting look at the natural and social history of Perthshire, housed in one of Britain's oldest museums. The collections cover silver, glass, art, human history, archaeology, geology and natural history.
Exhibits about one of the most famous Regiments in the British Army are laid our chronologically through ten rooms within the Castle. They display an amazing variety of artefacts illustrating Regimental history as well as a fine collection of paintings and photography.
In this two-storey house J M Barrie (1860?1937), the creator of Peter Pan, was born. The upper floors are furnished as they may have been when Barrie lived there and the adjacent house, No 11, contains an exhibition about his literary and theatrical works.
A fascinating place to visit with superbly cared for grounds; perfect for a leisurely stroll. Hear the captivating stories of the castle?s past and the important role it has played at key points in British history. A one time family home, it was also visited by Mary Queen of Scots and acted as a prison for her son James VI in 1582.
This working traditional water-powered oatmeal mill is a great example of Scotland's industrial heritage. You can discover more about the milling process with a guided tour during April-October. And if you time it right, you can watch the milling which happens on a Sunday afternoon.
Visit St. Andrews, 'the home of golf'. Learn about the past players, the legendary tournaments and its origins in the middle ages. Hear the story that has shaped the game and made it the phenomenon it is today.
A magnificent National Trust property, which was once the home of the Crichton Stuart family. A truly fascinating place to visit with a complex architectural history, evolving from an imposing castle in the early 1300s to a grander palace completed in the early 1500s. Admire the stunning Tapestry Corridor the equally impressive Chapel Royal.
St Serf's Church and Dupplin Cross are important historic monuments. This scenic and quaint parish church is home to the Dupplin Cross a 9th century masterpiece of Pictish stonework. It is one of only a few complete, free standing early medieval crosses that remain in Scotland, it was found in a field and moved here. There is no entrance fee but they do rely on donations to maintain the church. The graveyard that surrounds the church, has some ancient headstones that are worth reading and just before the entrance to the church is an interesting well. The guides are lovely, friendly and enthusiastic and have loads of information to impart about the church, cross and surrounding area, the talk takes about 45 minutes to an hour. The church itself has some nice features such as the stained glass windows and 13th century tower. If you have the time for a trip to St Serf's Church and Dupplin Cross it comes highly recommended you will pleasantly surprised by what you learn.
The Abbey is famously associated with the Declaration of Arbroath of 1320, which asserted Scotland's independence from England. Parts of the abbey church and domestic buildings remain, notably the gatehouse range, the abbot's house and the herb garden.
See where Scotland's power centre would have been had the Cold War ever heated up! Kept secret for over 40 years under a Scottish farmhouse hides 24,000 square feet of emergency accommodation.
A fascinating castle, which was in 1567 prison to Mary Queen of Scots. Built in the 14th or early 15th century, this impressive building features what is thought to be one of the oldest tower houses in Scotland; built in the early 1300s.
Pictavia Visitor Centre tells the fascinating story of the ancient Picts, who inhabited Scotland during the 1st millennium AD, offering an insight into these enigmatic people through a mix of artefacts and interactive exhibits. Pictavia is just off the A90 at the Brechin bypass.
The Scottish Fisheries Museum is a multi-award winning national museum which tells the story of Scottish fishing from the earliest times to the present day. Guided Tours take about 90 minutes, themed tours are available.
As well as the stories of the people who built, worked at, and visited the Atholl Palace from the time building began in 1874, the museum looks at the reasons for building a large Hydropathic Establishment in Pitlochry and the impact it had on the town.
William Lamb is a well noted and respected Scottish artist, who was totally committed to his work. Although he injured his right hand in World War I he did not let this deter him in his pursuit as an artist, he went off and learnt to draw with his left hand. He drew inspiration from the local people, culture and landscape, and this is evident in many pieces of his work. The building that served as his studio between 1934 to 1951 now showcases a great collection of his work. The studio is pretty much as it looked when he died so you get a true feel of how he worked and lived. On display here are sculptures, prints, etchings, drawings in addition to his tools in the workroom and his living room that is furnished with his individual-styled furniture. Some of the prominent pieces on display here are the model portrait heads of Princess Elizabeth and Margaret Rose that Lamb was commissioned to do by the Duchess of York, so pleased was she with his skills that she also commissioned Lamb to create a portrait of herself. The studio is open to the public throughout the summer months, entry at other times can be arranged with the curator of Montrose Museum. The staff at the museum are friendly and knowledgeable and more than willingly to chat about the artist and his work. Whether you are an artist, art lover or not you can't help but be impressed and enthralled by the work of William Lamb, a fascinating and insightful experience.