Driving through the countryside of Scotland in a car or campervan, leading your own personal tour is one of the best ways to see the beautiful country and everything it has to offer.
Being able to travel at your own pace, pick your routes, and of course stop wherever you like along the way, makes for an experience that allows you to truly take in the sights, sounds, and culture present throughout all of Scotland.
Though without a trusty guide or local to show you around Perth, taking a driving holiday through Perth and Scotland can be a bit challenging. With so much to see and do in each town, and breath taking views only minutes outside each city, deciding what to see first and what to see at all can be a bit overwhelming. Though in no way is this a complete list of everything there is to see and do around Perth, it does have some amazing places to start.
Perth is home to…
A rich and lively historic culture that has so much to offer in terms of things to experience and cultural experiences. With historic palaces, museums, world class dining, and plenty of things for little ones to explore within its city limits, one could easily spend more than a short holidays just taking in everything the historic town has to offer.
For those ready to get behind the wheel and take off for more adventure, Perth is a great place to start your journey.
Take a moment to enjoy the shade on place grounds…
While certainly not much of a drive but a wonderful opener to a longer journey, Scone Palace offers visitors an opportunity to walk around the historic grounds that once were the crowning palace of royalty. The lush green grounds spread out around the palace offer ample opportunities to enjoy quiet lunches amidst historic landmarks, and not to mention, more than a fair share of photo opportunities.
Begin your journey and see the highlands of Scotland while making your way to Aviemore…
The Highlands of Scotland are quite a sight to behold, immediately representative of the harsh beauty found throughout much of Scotland, the national pride of the Highlands has certainly been well earned. Luckily for those leaving Perth, a trip to Aviemore will bring you face to face with much of the beauty as you pass wind along green hillsides and rocky crags towards the Cairngorms National Park.
Though the trip itself will take you less than a few hours, if you don’t stop to admire the stunning views, the opportunities to come into contact with everything that makes Scotland amazing is not to be missed.
While you pass through the beauty of the Highlands towards Aviemore, your journey will bring you to the historic town, and plenty of opportunities to experience local cuisine.
For those that look for a more adventurous experience in the wild of the Highlands, the national park offers ample opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and of course nature photography for those willing to venture out of their usual habitat.
Take in the rich history at Fort William…
Fort William sits perfectly in between most routes leading to the natural beauty of the Isle of Skye, but for those leaving Perth, the journey towards Fort William offers an especially scenic opportunity to take photographs of the vast wild between Perth and the historic site.
Once having made your way successfully into Fort William, there are ample opportunities to fully embrace the wonderful wild side of Scotland’s vast wilderness.
Perfect for those that enjoy a healthy dose of the outdoors, the capital of the outdoors in Scotland, offers visitors plenty of opportunities to experience the natural beauty of Scotland while you hike, bike, and paddle along the shore and looming hillsides.
Renowned for its skiing slopes, stunning vistas on, and amazing hiking trails, if a bit of a slower pace is more your style, Fort William still has something in store for you. Leaving behind the hikes, you can laze about the shores or if you are up for it, schedule a bit of fishing from the comfort of a kayak or boat.
With so much to do and see, the trip to Fort William from Perth is well worth the drive, bringing you up close and personal with the beauty of nature in Scotland.
Travelling from Perth into the rest of Scotland offers visitors experiences unlike any other in the world, with so much beauty in the surrounding areas and a strong rich culture present in every historic town, taking the time to fully experience everything as you travel along Scottish roads will yield moments that will stay with you long after you leave for home.