Blair Castle
The Castle Trail (BGS)

From
£475.00

Start / End
Perth / Perth
Level
2
Distance
179/203 ml (288/327 km)
Duration
7 Nights / 8 Days

The riverside city of Perth is the gateway to the Scottish Highlands. It is the starting point for a tour which combines beautiful scenery with history and splendour. Only three miles from Perth is Huntingtower Castle with its splendid painted ceilings and at Dunkeld beside the River Tay is the ancient Cathedral. Blair Castle with its thirty two rooms of beautiful furniture, fine paintings, china, embroidery and armour is only six miles from your overnight stop at the Victorian Highland Resort of Pitlochry.

Next day follow the valley of the River Ardle and on through peaceful Glenisla to Glamis Castle. This is the home of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne and contains magnificent rooms with a wide range of historic pictures, fine furniture, porcelain and tapestries. The ancient university town of St Andrews is the home of golf and has a fine golf museum. The ruined Castle and massive Cathedral are well worth a visit. Before returning to Perth pause to visit Falkland Palace, a fine example of Renaissance architecture with a beautiful Royal Chapel. At Perth, Scone Palace has rare porcelain, needlework, fine furniture, clocks and the unique Vernis Martin Collection. 

Availability

Any day April to October Minimum two persons

Access

By air to Dundee/Edinburgh/ Glasgow Airports. By train with Scotrail. By bus with Citylink. Car parking available at Perth (£65)

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