Blairgowrie

16 miles from Perth City Centre

Blairgowrie is a bustling, friendly town in East Perthshire, a great place to eat and shop and a gateway to a network of walking trails.

.If Perthshire is Scotland’s larder, Blairgowrie is certainly a well-stocked cupboard, offering goodies from the farms nearby including strawberries and raspberries, fresh asparagus, new potatoes and homemade ice cream. Taking advantage of this local produce are the lovely cafés, restaurants, hotels and inns in the town

Some of Perthshire’s finest bluebell woods can be found close to the town, and there are some beautiful, tranquil Lochs just a stone’s throw from the main road, where you can see osprey, beavers, swans and other wildlife. The famous Cateran Trail, a 64-mile circular walk taking in stunning scenery, starts in Blairgowrie. You can also gaze in wonder at Cargill’s Leap, a seemingly impossible gorge that, legend has it, was jumped by a local preacher on the run from the king’s men.

If you are a golf fan, there are no fewer than nine courses within a few miles of Blairgowrie. And just down the road is the record-breaking Meikleour Beech Hedge, the highest in the world.

 

 

WELL WORTH A VISIT

Here’s a few of our favourite attractions from in and around Blairgowrie which are great for both visitors and locals alike. Or if you fancy making a day of it, make sure to have a look at our Blairgowrie, Meigle and Alyth Day Out Itinerary!

Outdoor Explore

Have fun with guided tours and outdoor activities. Go touring kayaking, sea kayaking, canoeing, hiking, cycling with Outdoor Explore

The Cateran Trail

The Cateran Trail is a 103-kilometre circular long distance walking route in central Scotland. The trail starts and finishes in Blairgowrie but can be joined at any stage.

 

Blairgowrie Golf Club

Featuring two of Scotland’s best golf courses, Blairgowrie Golf Club is the ideal place for golfing enthusiasts in Perthshire with two 18-hole courses.

 

Kinclaven Bluebell Wood

Kinclaven Bluebell Wood was previously known as Ballathie Bluebell Wood and is well-known for it’s extensive and eye-catching carpet of Bluebells. 

Blairgowrie and Rattray War Memorial

Blairgowrie and Rattray’s impressive War Memorial, dedicated 21 June 1921. 

Cargill's Restaurant & Bistro

Cargill’s Restaurant & Bistro is a very popular hit with locals and visitors alike. Great for a pit stop after a trip to Cargill’s Leap.

Cargill's Leap

Cargill’s Leap is the point at which the famous Covenanter, Donald Cargill, is said to have escaped Government troops by jumping across the river. It is just a short walk from Blairgowrie along the River Ericht.

Nature Nuts

Nature Nuts has been around since 2004. The family-run and focused organisation aim to support and encourage understanding and appreciation of nature.

Walks & Trails

There’s plenty of brillaint walks and trails around Perthshire to help you explore Scotland’s diverse wildlife. Take a look at some of our favourites here!

Over to you!

Now you know about all the brilliant things to see and do in Blairgowrie, it’s now over to you to get exploring! In case you aren’t familiar with Perthshire, here’s a map to help you find all of the places mentioned above.

Aberfeldy

31 miles from Perth City Centre

Aberfeldy

31 miles from Perth City Centre

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