Introducing Perthshire & Kinross
Perthshire and Kinross is the living, breathing heart of Scotland in more ways than one: the region is the former home of the Stone of Destiny, Aberfeldy is the geographical centre of the country and Perth is the former capital of Scotland.
The region is a joy to explore with its hulking castles, historic roots, medieval cathedrals and – perhaps its greatest drawcard – stunning countryside. Scenically, Perthshire and Kinross contain, in miniature, as many variations in terrain as Scotland itself. In an area that has a thriving logging industry, Perthshire is also home to big-tree country too, where ancient woodlands survive among younger, prosperous regeneration forests. Loch Tay in western Perthshire is a highlight with picture-perfect Kenmore at its eastern head, Ben Lawers (1214m) standing guard over its northern bank and remote, magical Glen Lyon on the other side of the strapping Ben Lawers.