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Blairgowrie

Visitor guide to Blairgowrie in Perthshire with information on accommodation and Hotels In Blairgowrie, visitor attractions and how to get to Blairgowrie. We also include some information about nearby towns such as Alyth.


The other major road running north from Perth is the A93, which passes the Glenshee ski resort on its way to Braemar and then heads east through Deeside to Aberdeen. The respectable town of Blairgowrie, or Blairgowrie and Rattray to give it its full title, lies amidst the raspberry fields of Strathmore and is conveniently placed to serve as an accommodation centre for Glenshee Ski Centre.

Another wee village close by is Alyth.

This second largest town of Perthshire is situated on the banks of Ericht River which flows into the River Isla and then River Tay. While Rattray is on the east bank and Blairgowrie is on the west. The place is famous for an array of things starting from golfing, soft fruit industries such as raspberries and strawberries which are grown here, many spinning mills all are here which was established in the 18th century.

For history lovers the place offers some fine Museums with great details and facts of the historic significance of this region. The Alyth Museums showcases vast detail of the most historic farming town Alyth which is said to be about thousand years old. Other than that there are also other impressive museums. Meigle Museum which holds some great collection of sculptures dating to Celtic Christian period. And the Angus Flok Museum is a nice place to know about village Glasmis and its residents. Blairgowire is also the birthplace of Andy Clyde one of the legend actor.

It is the gateway to one of the most thrilling place the Glenshee which remains active round the year with all the sporting activities offered here. One can enjoy skiing, golfing, abseiling, paragliding, mountain biking, and hand-gliding.

Region

Perthshire

Travel Directions to Blairgowrie

Strathtay Scottish Buses, Tel. 01382-228054, buses run hourly (Mon-Sat; less frequently on Sun) to and from Perth (45 mins) and Dundee (1 hr).

The Tourist Information Centre is at 26 Wellmeadow in the centre of town. Tel. 872960. Apr-Jun, Sep and Oct Mon-Sat 0930-1730, Sun 1100-1600; Jul and Aug Mon-Sat 0900-1830, Sun 1100-1700; Nov-Easter Mon-Fri 0930-1730, Sat 1000-1400.

Activities

Local Sights & Activities for Blairgowrie

There's little of real interest to detain passing tourists, but Keathbank Mill, off the A93 to Braemar, is worth a look. This huge 19th-century jute mill has a steam turbine dating from 1862 driven by the largest water wheel in Scotland. There's also a heraldry museum, model railway and woodcarving workshops.

Apr to early Oct daily 1030-1700. Tel. 872025. Three miles south of Blairgowrie, just off the A93 by Meikleour, is a 100-ft-high beech hedge, the highest hedge in the world.

Blairgowrie Events

  • Blairgowrie Highland Games

    Traditional Highland Games with heavy events, piping, dancing, running and tug o' war, craft and trade stands.

  • Strathardle Highland Gathering

    The 133rd Strathardle Highland Gathering features traditional Highland Games where activities include caber tossing, piping, tug o' war, Highland dancing competition, special attractions and refreshments

  • Glenisla Highland Games

    The Hundred and Forty-fourth Annual Glenisla Highland Games for the preservation of the Language, Music, Games and Dress of the Highlands of Scotland will take place on 22nd August 2014.

Blairgowrie Hotels & Accommodation

There's a good selection of accommodation in this part of Perthshire. Top of the range is the Kinloch House Hotel, Tel. 884237, a luxurious country house 3 miles west of town on the A923 to Dunkeld. It offers excellent cuisine (expensive) and sporting facilities.

More affordable is the Altamount House Hotel, Tel. 873512, on the Coupar Angus Road, which also offers top-class cooking (mid-range to expensive).

In central Blairgowrie is the Royal Hotel, very good value and friendly staff. 

Caravan And Camping In Blairgowrie

Our Guide on Caraven and Camping in Blairgowrie in Perthshire provide infomation on where and how you can get Caravan and Camping in Blairgowrie.

Camping is available at the Blairgowrie Holiday Park, Tel. 876666, in Rattray.

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