Twenty-five minutes south of Dalnoid is the town of Blairgowrie. The town is the largest in Perthshire and sits on the banks of the River Ericht. The setting means that it is hugely popular with both anglers and golfers. It’s a great place to visit if you fancy a round of golf as there is no shortage of nearby courses. If you’re looking for a day out to explore shops and market stalls, then this is a great place to visit.
For those who like to be in the great outdoors then, Blairgowrie marks the start and end of the Cateran Trail. This 60-mile circular walk takes you along the historic roads that used to rustle cattle. If you're a bit more of thrillseeker, then you could try your hand at wakeboarding or paragliding.
If you are looking for a day out with your kids, then you could try the active kids' adventure park. There is a mix of indoor and outdoor activities, ranging from go-karts to indoor soft play. Of course, there is also the must-visit cafe for the grownups.
Blairgowrie has become famous as the home of much soft fruit growing in Scotland, especially raspberries. If you want to take home a plant to grow your own, then why not visit the Moyness family nursery? This family-run nursery has been in business since the 1970s and now specialises in soft fruit plants.
A great place to visit in Blairgowrie is The Wee Scottish Gallery. Photographer Karen Appleyard runs this lovely little gallery. You can enjoy the pictures in the gallery over your coffee. You may even be lucky enough to meet the owners' pets that roam inside and out of the gallery. As well as enjoying the wildlife photography of Karen, you can browse the gift shop, which stocks an interesting range of knick-knacks.
At the centre of the town is the war memorial. You can take a moment out from the hustle and bustle of the busy town centre in the peace of the war memorial. There are plaques commemorating soldiers from the First and Second World Wars as well as the Korean War.
The Alyth museum, in the town of Alyth, a short distance from Blairgowrie, is a small but perfectly formed museum. You can spend hours in this wonderful little museum chatting with the staff about each exhibit and learning all about the local area. You can also learn about your own heritage if you have Scottish roots. Its a real gem of a place and worth a side trip if you make the visit to Blairgowrie.Back to Blog Page
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