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Blairgowrie

Looking to visit Blairgowrie and its surrounding area is an appealing thought for many. This gorgeous town is one of the largest in Perthshire sitting just north of the City of Perth on the banks of the River Ericht.

A HAVEN FOR NATURE

Nestled in the heart of Perthshire countryside you will find Blairgowrie surrounded on all sides by a breath-taking landscape that boasts some of the best views in Scotland.  From woods and glens, to fields and rivers, the area is a haven of Scottish wildlife and rich agricultural land.  This has, over the years, given East Perthshire an enviable reputation for proper walking and exploring the great outdoors.

The world class Cateran Trail is a perfect example of this; the Cateran Trail was the first circular route in the UK and attracts visitors from all over the globe each and every year. You can enjoy this wonderful walk all year round, soaking up the changes of the seasons and almost guaranteeing your chances to spot the plethora of wildlife and fauna living and growing in this vast and wild habitat. Fully waymarked, it is 64 mls/ 103 km long and you can walk it in one go - over four or five days - or in stages. A free Trail Phone App for Android phones enhances the walking experience.

Close by, the village of Meikleour boasts the Meikleour Beech Hedge which was planted in 1746 and is officially recognised as the tallest hedge in the world.

SPORTS FANS LOOK NO FURTHER

Blairgowrie is also the gateway to Glenshee.  Originally famed for its fantastic winter sports including skiing and snow-boarding this splendid mountainous area now caters for year round outdoor sports such as mountain biking, abseiling, hang gliding and paragliding.

Of course, we can’t talk about sports in Blairgowrie without mentioning golf.  Blairgowrie Golf Club boasts the award winning Rosemount Course, which is to be home to the junior Ryder Cup next year. You will also find the Landsowne Course and a fantastic 9 hole in the Wee Course, a challenging 32 Par.

A FOODIE’S IDEA OF HEAVEN

The rich agricultural land around Blairgowrie makes for a vast bounty of quality foods.  From world class raspberries to delicious beef and lamb. Wild venison to home grown vegetables, the harvest is abundant all year round.  This has created a culture of top quality restaurants and eateries committed to using local produce throughout their menus.  

Award winning food from one of Britain’s Master Chefs, Willie Little can be found in the heart of Blairgowrie at his seafood restaurant, the aptly named, Littles. Just a short drive away you can enjoy the spoils of Ballathie Estate’s in their hotel based restaurant – led by chef Scott Scorer this 2 AA rosette restaurant uses beef, pork and venison from its own land to give a modern twist on classic dishes.