Places to Visit

Local Amenities

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 serves great pub food;  Chatni – is a fine dining Indian restaurant is also 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 at Night

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 – one of the best in Scotland and well worth a visit.

Here is a Short History of Perth in 12 Minutes

The Bankfoot and Pitcairngreen Inns are just a few miles away:   a nice country pubs with good beer and food.   Sometimes have live music too.

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 high street sculpture

perth high streetPlaces to Visit

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 won many awards and is well worth a visit, and the historic 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.

Aberfeldy is the home Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery, with the iron age Crannog nearby and House and Castle Menzies worth a visit.   A drive down Loch Tay to Killin is spectacular.

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 tour round the fantastic newly opened Dundee V&A and a visit round Captain Scott’s boat Discovery should not be missed.   The excellent Dundee Science Centre is nearby.   It is easy to pop across the hills to visit Glamis Castle.