Blairgowrie, The Ideal Centre
Blairgowrie is ideally situated with excellent road links from all Scotland 's main cities. It is also close to the A9 and on the A93 which makes it quick and easy to get here and relax! Only an hour and a half from Glasgow , Perth and Aberdeen perfect for a much needed short break!
If you have longer to Blairgowrie is the ideal base to plan a fantastic itinerary: From the high mountains of the Cairngorms National Park to the lively cosmopolitan city of Dundee, the Big Tree Country of Highland Perthshire and the pretty coastal towns inc St Andrews in Fife , all this and more, only about an hour away.
With Blairgowrie having no less than 6 roads meeting at its centre it offers the advantage of a new touring route to choose every day. Here are a few suggestions but there are many more and so many places to mention we could go on until your visit next time!
Head off north on the A93 to beautiful Glenshee, ‘Glen of the Fairies' into the Cairngorm National Park and onto Royal Deeside and visit Braemar and Balmoral Castle, Scottish home of the Royal Family. Follow the "Snow Roads" over to Grantown on Spey with spectacular views over the top of Scotland!
Head off on the A93 south to the Fair City of Perth, from Perth many choices are on offer:
South to Edinburgh;
West to Crieff and the Famous Grouse Experience, and the "cinematic" gardens at Drummond Castle.
South West to Stirling & the Trossachs, take time to visit one of Scotland's largest and historically important landmarks, Stirling Castle. On to Falkirk to experience the engineering masterpiece that is the Falkirk Wheel & the magnificent Kelpies.
East from Perth through the Carse of Gowrie, and Errol to visit Cairn O'Mhor Scotland's very own wine makers.
Head out on the A926 through historic Alyth and onto Meigle to see the sculptured stones before heading onto village of Glamis to visit the Glamis Castle and Angus Folk Museum (NTS). A day trip to Kirriemuir will let you step back in time and remember Peter Pan and the early life of J M Barrie. He gifted the town a Camera Obscura and his home is now part of the Nation Trust Of Scotland. Dodn't forget a visit to The Star Rock Shop, the oldest sweet shop in Scotland where they still make J M Barrie's favourite Star Rock!
Go west on the A94 to Coupar Angus take a walk in Larghan Park, turn onto the A923 passing the ruins of the Abbey and onto Dundee, “One City, Many Discoveries”, visit Verdant Works to see the old Industry of Dundee , Jute weaving or the wonders of science "hands-on" at Sensation Science Centre. Dundee is also home to the Victoria and Albert Museum an architecturally wonderful building, housing some fabulous exhibitions.
Head out on the A923 west to visit the Scottish Wildlife Centre at Loch of the Lowes and visit pretty Dunkeld on the Tay pass over General Wade's famous bridge, join the A9 and visit Pitlochry to the north or travel further west to Aberfeldy & Kenmore and walk over water and meet Scotland's prehistoric loch dwellers at the Crannog Centre on Loch Tay.
Take the smallest road out from Blairgowrie the B947 east through Berry Country to Lethendy, Caputh and Murthly, stop off by Airntully for award winning ice cream at Stewart Tower Dairy Farm and at Bankfoot to see Scottish Liqueurs made at Bankfoot travel onto Historic Scotland's Stanley Mills complex and learn about this area's past. The Farm adventure park in Stanley, Active Kids Adventure Park is a must for families with younger children
Well,… we are all supposed to rest but for most it's time to head home….will just need to come again another time!?