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  1. Crieff Hydro © Robin McKelvie

    7 Reasons Crieff Hydro Has Been Voted Scotland’s Top Family Hotel

    With two wee girls myself I have learned, on my travels, what family-friendly really means. Some hotels are just not interested in kids, while others that claim to welcome families actually fall down badly during a stay. Earlier this year Crieff Hydro in Highland Perthshire was rated by TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards as the top Scottish accommodation for Families. I have just been…

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  2. Blair Castle © Robin McKelvie

    The Atholl Estates: The Scottish Country Estate With It All

    I’ve been to dozens of country estates all over Scotland and they really are a mixed bag for the visitor. Some don’t welcome visitors at all, while even some more enlightened ones take what I can only politely describe as a less than customer friendly approach to the public. Mercifully there are others that welcome visitors with open arms, offering…

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  3. Crieff – Star of Highland Perthshire

    Perthshire boasts a swathe of dramatic towns and villages that each offer plenty of things to see and do. None more so than Crieff, a Highland Perthshire stunner that enjoys a deeply dramatic location and swathes of attractions both in town and around its fringes, not to mention a superb family run hotel. Then, of course, it’s also the home…

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  4. Aberfeldy – Highland Perthshire’s Finest Town?

    Perthshire has its fair share of charming towns, but they don’t come any more charming or better located than Aberfeldy. This gateway to the rich treasures of Highland Perthshire is set amidst river and mountains, with lashings of things to see and do, as my young family found out when we gunned our car north towards Aberfeldy. A Great Base Our base for…

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    Scotland in View – Perthshire

    Last week we asked you to share your #PerthshireWeek photos with us. As always your response was great, and you posted some lovely photos of this stunning region of Scotland on our Twitter and Facebook pages. I have put together a selection of the best for you to enjoy. I’m sure you’ll find them inspirational. Join the fun and follow us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/welcomescotland…

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    Perthshire’s Finest Whisky Experience

    Think Perthshire and you might normally think gorgeous scenery, silvery rivers and lochs, plus lashings of history. These days I also immeidately think great food and first-rate whisky! Handily you can find both in one shortbread pretty setting – on the outskirts of Crieff – in the form of Scotland’s oldest working distillery, Glenturret, and its Famous Grouse Experience. Glenturret…

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  7. Taste Perthshire

    The bountiful Scottish region of Perthshire these days screams produce. And fresh, local produce at that. Perthshire after all is home to some of the finest soft fruits in Europe and was the site of Scotland’s first farmers’ market (in Perth itself). It boasts a heaving natural larder stocked with world-class salmon and lamb, not to mention the only two…

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  8. #ScotFood Week interview: Scott Scorer, Head Chef, Ballathie House Hotel

    This week is our #ScotFood Week, and to celebrate it our blogger Robin McKelvie interviewed renowned Perthshire chef, Scott Scorer, the talent at the helm of the Ballathie House Hotel in Perthshire. Scorer cut his culinary teeth at Cromlix (now owned by Andy Murray) and then honed his skills at the Strathearn at Perthshire’s premier resort, The Gleneagles Hotel. Under…

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  9. Blair Castle and Grounds in the Atholl Estates © Robin McKelvie

    Atholl Estates – The Heart of Highland Perthshire

    Some country estates in Scotland today are struggling to survive in what have been testing times, while others put up barriers to the general public and hide behind their sturdy walls. I find Atholl Estates then a real breath of fresh air as here they not only allow the public in, but positively encourage you to visit. They’ve plenty to…

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  10. Top 10 Self Catering Places to Stay in Scotland

    1. Scott Apartment Why bother with a cramped hotel room when you can enjoy real Edinburgh city centre luxury at this lavish pad just off George Street? My young family loved our weekend here and not just the location. The main living space is massive, they’ve got a swish bathroom complete with a TV at the foot of the bath…

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  11. Highland Perthshire – An Oasis with Something for Everyone

    Some corners of Scotland offer great food or a swathe of family attractions, others world class adventure sports and craggy castles. Highland Perthshire for me boasts all of these and it also comes wrapped in an epic sweep of rugged mountains, silvery lochs, raging rivers and tumbling glens. One thing I love about Highland Perthshire is the sheer range of…

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