14 Days in Perth & Kinross

What to Do in Perth & Kinross | 14 Day Itinerary

Whether you're planning a day trip, enjoying a mini break or here for a fornight, you'll find plenty of things to do in Perth, Perthshire, and Kinross. From Castles to Cateran Trails, White Water Rafting to Wining and Dining, we've pulled together ideas ranging from free to Michelin Star! 

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Day 1 | Loch Leven Castle 

The island-bound Loch Leven Castle in Kinross was once the site where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned in 1567-8. Retrace the journey of the Queen by taking a boat across the loch and explore the castle, which has welcomed visitors since its original construction in the 14th century.  

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Day 2 | Birnam Oak - free

The 500-year-old Birnam Oak its 300-year-old neighbour the Birnam Sycamore are the last two surviving trees of the medieval Birnam Wood. Sitting just outside Dunkeld, the once vast and expansive wood covered the banks and hillsides of the River Tay and was celebrated in William Shakespear’s story Macbeth following the writer’s visit to the area in 1599. 

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Day 3 | Glenturret Distillery 

Scotland’s Oldest Working Distillery has been handcrafting single malt whisky deep in the Perthshire countryside since 1763. Just north of Crieff on the banks of the Turret burn, The Glenturret Distillery marries timeless methods of whisky-making with a modern visitors’ centre, The Lalique Boutique, and a one MICHELIN-starred fine-dining Lalique restaurant.. 

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Day 4 | North Inch Golf Course 

Golf is as important in Scotland as whisky, and Perth is home to one of the oldest golf courses in the world. The North Inch Golf Course was first recorded to be in use in 1599 and continues to be a scenic course that welcomes golfers of all abilities today. The 18-hole course sits on the North Inch park and next to the River Tay and is open for public bookings throughout the summer. 

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Day 5 | White Water Rafting

The River Tay’s natural features make it the perfect scene for white-water rafting. The thrilling six-mile journey along the Tay from Aberfeldy to Grandtully provides the perfect balance of challenge and ease for beginners. The climactic final decent at Grandtully is the site for national white-water Slalom competitions and is sure to get your adrenaline pumping. 

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Day 6 | Restaurant Andrew Fairlie 

Located in Auchterarder, Perthshire’s very own two Michelin star restaurant Andrew Fairlie’s is a refined experience of fine dining and hospitality. The decadent menu focuses on showing off the flavours of Scotland and features highlights such as the signature home smoked Scottish lobster and vegetables grown from the restaurant’s Victorian walled ‘Secret Garden’ which supplement the dishes.  

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Day 7 | Cateran Ecomuseum - free

The Cateran Ecomuseum in Blairgowrie is a unique and unusual experience - this museum has no walls. Situated on the Highland Boundary Fault which separates the Highlands from the Lowlands, the ecomuseum shines a light on the areas rich history which spans for millennia. Sites from the Neolithic and Pictish eras have been identified, as well as contemporary histories of the Scottish Traveller Community and links to important events such as the Jacobite rebellions and tribulations of Highland clans.  

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Day 8 | Scottish Lavender Oils 

Family-run Scottish Lavender Oils in Kinross cultivates lavender and other herbs to be distilled and used for essential oils and perfume. Scotland’s Lavender Farm and distillery is open for visitors to come in and explore the rows of lavender plants and see the other wildflowers that grow on the farm. Even better, the farm is surrounded by stunning views of the countryside which can be admired among the lavender plants. 

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Day 9 | Schiehallion - free

Schiehallion, one of Perthshire’s 28 Munros, is one of Scotland’s most popular and achievable climbs, making it a great choice for beginners. Located 10 miles North-west of Aberfeldy, the 10km hike provides a good challenge for those who venture up its rocky hill side, with the reward for reaching its summit being stunning panoramic views. Visible from summit is Tummel and Rannoch, and on a clear day Glen Etive and Glen Coe can be seen in the distance. 

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Day 10 | Corbenic Poetry Path - free

Just outside Dunkeld a secret is waiting to be told. The Corbenic Poetry Path winds through the terrain of the old Drumour Shooting Lodge, stretching over hillsides, moorlands, riverbanks and more. The path showcases some of the best works from poets currently living and writing in Scotland through a series of art pieces that can be discovered scattered throughout the journey. Beautiful carvings from Martin Reilly, one of Scotland’s best artisan craftsmen, can also be found along the path. 

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Day 11 | Auchingarrich Wildlife Park 

Auchingarrich Wildlife Park, Comrie, is a place where farm animals and exotic wildlife alike can be found all in one area. The park however, is much more than just a place to see animals; get up close and personal with freshly hatched chicks, guinea pigs, tortoises and much more in Auchingarrich’s hatchery and petting zoo, or take part in animal experiences and zoo keeper days. The park is also home to a number of play parks and a soft play area to amuse the little zoo keepers all day.  

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Day 12 | RSPB Loch Leven Nature Reserve 

Loch Leven houses more than just the castle on the island – it is also a protected RSPB nature reserve, where an abundance of wildlife can be seen in the marshes and treetops. There are a number of trails surrounding Loch Leven, including the Wetland Trail, Leafy Loop Walk and Loch Leven Heritage Trail. The latter is a 13-mile (21km) trails where you can see the UK’s largest nesting duck colony as well as migratory geese and swans in autumn and winter and ospreys in summer, as well as all the natural features that give this area it’s gorgeous views.  

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Day 13 | Independent Shopping & Eating in Perth 

Independent business is booming in Perth, with long standing city favourites and new faces appearing in shop windows.  Perth has an excellent selection of independent restaurants and retailers waiting to be discovered, including 63 Tay Street, The Old Ship Inn, and The Jade Garden for food and drinks, and Provender Brown, Frames Gallery, and Quince & Cook for retailers. 

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Day 14 | Deuchany Woods Bike Park & Kinnoull Hill - free

Deuchny Woods bike park is ideal for sessioning with a range of jumps, and some great little drops. The rest of the forest has some great tracks to explore for cross-country rides and links to the wider countryside, including Kinnoull Hill, which has a network of wide tracks that are good for family cycling, although you do need to be fit as there are some long hills to climb. 

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Visit the Towns around Perth & Kinross, Scotland

The ideas above are just a small taster of what's on offer. You'll find so much more to do in Perth City, and in the towns and villages around the area. Local bus services will take you far and wide, or jump the train Noth to explore Highland Perthshire by rail. You will also find plenty of electric car charging points and if you're visitng with motor home

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