Thrills of Perthshire
Perthshire is a county located in the very heart of Scotland. It is one of the big counties and therefore provides a variety of scenery with a mixture of agricultural straths and mountains. A visit to Perthshire is a sight for tired eyes badly in need of a vacation. Many flora and fauna can be found in this county of natural moorlands and woodlands. Capercaillie, the rarest woodland bird, is present in Perthshire.
Fondly known as Big Tree County, various numbers of natural attractions such as the highest hedge in the world, the oldest tree in Europe, Britain’s widest conifer, and the remnants of the historical Birnam Wood of Shakespeare are located in Perthshire.
Because of its wonderful variety of fauna, Perthshire is home to many public and private gardens. The Pentshire Garden Collection offers a Pentshire Season ticket where holders can visit participating gardens for an unlimited number of times during the year. Some of the gardens involved are Blair Castle’s Hercules Garden, the gardens of Drummong Castle, Scone Palace Gardens, Branklyn Garden, and the Botanic Garden at the University of Dundee.
Perthshire offers a variety of tourist attractions and activity centres for visitors of various ages and personalities. Theatre lovers can enjoy pleasurable performances at the Perth Theatre or the Pitlochry Festival theatre. For lovers of natures, Perthshire has organized safaris where participants can see nests of eagles and roaming deers. For the hopeless romantics, Perthshire is one of those quirky but beautiful places to tie the knot in. Couples have chosen the Rumbling Bridge, the Hermitage, and the Pitlochry Festival Theatre for their wedding venues. Because the county has such a wide range of landscapes, brides and grooms can choose their desired backdrop to a perfect wedding ceremony.
The county is also known to be the Adventure Capital of Scotland offering such activities like walking, cycling, angling, and golf. Panoramic views, encounter with wildlife, and vivid scenery make Perthshire an ideal place for cycling. Many cycling events take place in the county such as Perth and Kinross Cycling Summer.
Even in the wintertime, Perthshire is the place to be. Glenshee, high up in Perthshire is a unspoiled winter recreational area where snowboarders, skiers, and climbers can visit. Glenshee can boast of having the largest Ski Lift System in the whole of United Kingdom. The ski lift stretches over four mountains and three valleys. Winter activities have never been more fun and convenient with shops, restaurants, snow sports school all located in one area.
If you are itching for exciting experiences, Perthshire events are just right for you. Annually, the county holds its Perthshire Archaeology Month which celebrates archaeology through excavations, exhibitions, guided walks, and lectures. Music lovers will enjoy the largest music festival in Scotland held in Perthshire. Other events to watch out for are the Perth Festival of the Arts, Blair Castle International Horse Trials, and the Glenfiddich Piping and Fiddling Championships.
Whether you go to Perthshire for the thrill, the culture, the romance, or the scenery, this wonderfully scenic and bustling county will not fail to deliver.