Places to Visit
The village of Methven is within walking distance or two minutes by car. It has a Post Office and Shop, fish and chip/Chinese take-away, The Methven Arms (Under new management from 1.01.18) which serves food; Chatni – is a fine dining Indian restaurant is highly recommended (eat in or order a takeaway). There is a garage for servicing. Methven also has a mini-supermarket and a park with children’s play equipment and tennis courts.
Perth itself is 15 minutes by car and is an excellent shopping centre with a wide choice of shops and supermarkets. Gloagburn Farm Shop is on the way to Perth – a Scottish Thistle Award Regional Winner in 2015 – one of the best in Scotland and well worth a visit.
Here is a Short History of Perth in 12 Minutes
Perth is Scotland’s first Cittaslow town, with a really good selection of places to eat and buy food. There is a farmers’ market on the first Saturday of every month full of the best local produce.
Perth also has a concert hall, a museum, 2 art galleries, a theatre, an ice rink and leisure pool, which is always popular with our visitors. The Black Watch Museum has recently reopened and is well worth a visit, and Scone Palace is just outside the city.
Crieff has some smaller shops for browsing and Paperweight Factory, as well as the award winning Famous Grouse Experience nearby. For something different, the ancient Innerpeffery Library is fascinating.
Kinross sits beside Loch Leven, and there are boat trips to the island where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned. A circular trail round the loch has just opened, with the RSPB Loch Leven Nature Reserve a popular stop. Loch Leven’s Larder at the far end of the loch is a multi award winning farm shop and restaurant.
Dundee is only half an hour away, and a visit round Captain Scott’s boat Discovery is a must see. The excellent Dundee Science Centre is nearby. It is easy to pop across the hills to visit Glamis Castle.