Once the capital city of Scotland, Perth is today a large town of 50,000 inhabitants and the main administrative centre of the area. The city is the ideal basis to explore the beautiful rural surroundings of Perthshire.
Located around 50 miles north of Edinburgh, Perth benefits from its position on the banks of the Tay, Scotland's longest river (119 miles). Perth is without a doubt an important centre of Scotland's history, where many of the Scottish Kings were crowned. The city offers to visitors a wealth of history stretching back over 8000 years.
Perth also offers many dining opportunities and a wide range of beautiful parks and gardens.
Keith, United Kingdom
Located in Moray on the Speyside Whisky Trail, Keith is an agricultural town situated on the River Isla, which came into existence in the 8th century. The town is today an important stop on the Speyide Malt Whisky Trail, with the Strathisla Distillery as its main attraction. Dating from 1786, Strathisla Distillery is the oldest working distillery in Scotland.
As part of the Scottish heritage, the distillery activity is still a landmark of the city, and Keith and its near area offer four distilleries to visit.
The town is made of two parts: the "Old Keith" which lies on the west side of the river and the "New Keith" on the east bank of the River Isla. The New Keith is a much larger settlement, set out in a very distinctive grid pattern.
Until today, the textile industry has remained an important source of wealth for Keith. The Isla Bank Mills were a centre for the tweed industry until the 1990s. Visitors can discover the Keith Kilt School, a unique school where students are being taught the art of kilt making. The Scottish Tartans Museum is also a very interesting attraction.
Inverness, United Kingdom
Located on the banks of the River Ness, Inverness has been recognised as a city, since 2000, and is today a growing hub of the Highlands region and the ideal basis to explore the surrounding area.
Inverness' city life is full of many opportunities for the locals and visitors to enjoy their free time. From the pink crenellated castle, to the various shops and eateries, Inverness offers a nice small city centre.
Many attractions can be enjoyed nearby the city as well. Among those, visitors can relive Scotland's battles at Culloden battlefield or enjoy the spectacle of a Highland Games.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
As the capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh is a dynamic city offering two distinct sides: the medieval Old Town, where visitors can enjoy the well maintained architecture, and the New Town, offering classical Georgian architecture. Today, Edinburgh has grown into a major cultural centre, full of activities and events.
The city's Castle proudly dominates the Scottish capital. There are one thousand years of history sitting on the top of the famous rock.
Discover Princes Street, Scotland's greatest thoroughfare, where locals and visitors can enjoy numerous shops, restaurants and most of all, the spectacular panorama of the Old Town and the stately castle.
Boat of Garten, United Kingdom
Boat of Garten is a small village ideally located on the banks of the River Spey, right on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park. The village directly owes its existence, and name, to the railway.
Cairngorms National Park incorporates the largest mountainscape in the United Kingdom, as important as a quarter of Scotland's native woodland.
The River Spey is renowned for being a top fishing spot.