Perthshire sits on both the Highlands and the Lowlands and is within easy reach of the major cities in Scotland like Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness.

Sitting in the hearth of Scotland, Perthshire is a great base to explore this beautiful country.

Perthshire really does have it all when it comes to attractions and places to stay, whether it’s a Scottish Castle your after, a country lodge, or a beautiful Scottish Hotel, we will detail out below how to find your perfect Perthshire accommodation.


perthshire accommodation
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What can I see in Perthshire

There are plenty beautiful things to see in Perthshire, we will detail out some of them below, be sure to check out our Scotland itinerary planner to help plan your trip.

  • Scone Palace
  • Balhousie Castle
  • Huntingtower Castle
  • Kinnoull Hill
  • The Perth Sculpture Trail
  • Edradour Distillery
  • Scottish Crannog Centre
  • The Famous Grouse Experience
  • Active Kid Toys & Adventure Park
  • Highland Adventure Safaris
  • Perthshire Big Tree Country
  • Queen’s View
  • The Enchanted Forest
  • Pitlochry
blair castle accommodation
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What’s the best time of year to visit Perthshire?

Perthshire is great all year round. The busy season in Scotland is June-August when the temperature is slightly warmer. If you don’t mind the cold then winter can be just as beautiful in Scotland. Check out our Scotland weather guide for more information on seasons.

When should I book my trip to Perthshire

We would always advise you book up your Perthshire holiday as soon as possible to avoid any dissapointment with not getting the accommodation you desire.  The summer months can be busy in Perthshire so be sure to book up and plan nice and early.

Which area of Perthshire should we stay?

There are some great choices of places to stay across the region and an accommodation to suit every taste, but where is the best area for you to stay? Below are some options.

Pitlochry, which is around one hour and a half’s drive from both Edinburgh and Glasgow is a great base for Perthshire, plenty to see and do and with easy access to the Highlands.

Aberfeldy is a small town on the south side of the River Tay. It town has a fantastic range of shops, attractions and accommodation, why not try the Aberfeldy Distillery while your here.  

Blair Athol is a village in Perthshire, known as The unspoilt heart of Scotland, Blaire Athol has everything you would want.


What type of accommodation should I choose for my Skye Trip


If you are on a budget or love the outdoors, then camping is a great option.  Below is some campsites available in Perthshire.

Scone Camping and Caravanning Club Site

Comrie Croft

Short Stays in PERTHSHIRE

If you are after a short stay in perthshire, why not search for BnB’s or cottages that allow short stays of 2-4 days.

Long Stays in PERTHSHIRE

For longer stays (1 week and over) then self catering cottages and lodges may be the best choice and the best value for money for your stay in Perthshire.

Where to book accommodation in Skye

Check out the Perthshire Accommodation Page to find your dream place to spend your time when your in Perthshire.

Our Recommendation 

Forter Castle

The castle is located in the beautiful Scottish Highlands about 1.5hr drive from Edinburgh airport and on route to the Cairngorm national park.

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