Blairgowrie is one of the largest towns in Perthshire, sitting to the north of the city of Perth on the banks of the River Ericht.
Popular with golfers and anglers, it is also the main start point for the 60-mile circular Cateran Trail that walkers can follow around the historic drove roads used by cattle rustlers.
Blairgowrie is the gateway to Glenshee which caters for year-round sports including skiing, golfing, mountain biking, abseiling, hang gliding and paragliding. Close by, the village of Meikleour boasts the Meikleour Beech Hedge which was planted in 1746 and is officially recognised as the tallest hedge in the world.
Due to covid-19 restrictions many attracttions are operating a little differently to usual. You'll see that we've linked you straight to the individual attracttions websites - or social media pages - and we would advise you to check opening hours and rules before you travel.
Walking through the landscape of the Cateran Ecomuseum is special in so many ways. The walkers can lose themselves in their own imagination of what happened in the distant past. Also, what changes have and are going on as time goes by. It could be for instance the Cateran warriors themselves, herding their rustled cattle back to their own land or the farmers working throughout the year, working in the estate grounds in order to keep the owners happy as well as feeding their own families.
There are also many folklore stories, some of which have elements of truth in them but again you can let your imagination run riot. One of the many gems within the Ecomuseum is of course the Cateran Trail. This recognised long distance trail is 64 miles in circumference as it is circular and not the usual linear route.
The Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum is a permanent exhibition of 27 carved Pictish stones in the centre of the village of Meigle in eastern Scotland.
Enjoy a wealth of pictures and objects reflecting life as it was in and around Alyth. In 2019, we added the Story Box where you can listen to the voices and stories of Alyth told by the folk of the town. From the myths and legends of the area, the history of mills, about farming life and the berry pickers to present-day tales of this friendly community and the imagination of the town’s children.
The Reekie Linn is the most impressive waterfall in the region, its great power making it an awesome sight especially in spate. The short walk to it is very pleasant through deciduous woodland on the rim of a deep and dangerous gorge.
Of course, there is so much more to see and do in this fantastic town and we recommend you visit the local websites for more info.