Local to the cottage we have nice walks along the river Almond and to Huntingtower Castle, which is open all year round and has a custodian to show you round and give all the local history. The Castle holds wedding ceremonies and bagpipes can often be heard, especially at weekends. We have the lovely country Huntingtower Hotel within half a mile and also a new pub around 10 minutes walk which serves food all day. Tesco Extra is 5 minutes drive away, this is open 24 hours, 7 days.
The 'Fair City' as Perth is known boasts many local historical attractions, including Scone Palace, Balhousie Black Watch Museum, to name but a few. Also Perth Museum and Arty Gallery, Ferguson Gallery and Frames Gallery for those interested in art. Locally we have Blair Castle which holds the horse trials annually in August., Glamis Castle which has a varied list of events each year.
Perth has the countries most northern race course at Scone Palace with horses running at meetings from April until September each year, a wonderful day out , the annual Game Fair is also held there each July and Farming Yesteryear in September. Perth has is own Agricultural show in August and also Highland Games of which there are many held locally throughout the summer months.
Running through Perth is the River Tay which is famous for Salmon Fishing, the river itself can be viewed and enjoyed for various points in Tay Street which has several restaurants. We have a Leisure Pool and Ice Rink, which is famous for curling and many golf courses with St Andrews the 'Home of Golf' only 40 minutes drive away and the famous 'Gleneagles' with all its leisure facilities, around 20 minutes drive, also many other places to play golf or for fishing.
There are many interesting places to shop in Perth itself, also 'House of Bruar' around 40 minutes drive, where you can spend the day browsing around the different departments from clothing to antiques and enjoy a spot of lunch. Perth has restaurants and cafes to suit all tastes and pockets as well as many take-aways which will deliver directly to the cottage.
Perth is famous for floral displays and Perth shire has many gardens open to the public in season.
For those not wishing to bring a car, a regular bus runs from the end of the drive. Perth Train Station is only a short bus or taxi ride away and has many trains throghout the day to and from all major cities.