Campsites in Perth
There are numerous campsites in Perth that would be delightful to pitch at, particularly given the gorgeous nature of this area. At Braidhaugh Holiday Park, you’ll be pitching your campervan at a gorgeous riverbank location with mountain views as well. This campsite is set on the banks of the River Earn and is a mere 10 minutes’ walk from the market town of Crieff. The idea campsite for the active, you’ll be able to cast off for salmon and trout, as well as explore the nature surrounding either by foot or horseback. The campsite features a heated amenities block, a wash area, a launderette, a games room and more!
If you’re hoping to stay at Nethercraig Holiday Park, you’ll have to book ahead for sure. This incredibly popular site is located in the stunning Angus Glens, a half an hour drive from Dundee and Blairgowie. This conveniently located campsite is also a mere mile from the spectacular strolls and birdwatching possibilities at Loch of Lintrathen. The accomodation areas are well designed, with hedges and trees to maximise seclusion and a sense of space. The campsite also has a small shop and a smart barbecue hut, but if more supplies are required it is a short distance to the small town of Alyth.
Things to do in Perth
Many of the things to do in Perth involve the great outdoors, and it isn’t surprising once you see how beautiful this region is. One of the best activities here is to simply walk through the wealth of nature and keep an eye out for wildlife. It is one of the best places to spot the native red squirrels, as well as several species of deer, pine marten, otter and beavers. Birdwatchers will be delighted by the golden eagle, black grouse, raven, peregrine and osprey. To get a better chance of spotting wildlife, consider going on a Highland Safari! Although you won’t see lions or elephants, you could spot the Highland tiger, a Scottish wildcat. Your expert guide will show you around the landscape and discuss the culture and history whilst searching for animals - often in a kilt!
It is always beneficial to soak up a bit of culture when exploring a new place, and Perth shouldn’t be any different. Blair Castle has been fought over throughout the centuries, frequently swapping ownership between clans and Earls and Dukes. You can explore the beautiful castle and surrounding area, witnessing the location of the Battle of Killiecrankie nearby in the Killiecrankie Pass. At the Scottish Crannog Centre you’ll be able to view a replica of the Iron Age dwellings built in lochs on piles or stilts, as well as tour the museum and try your own hand at ancient crafts.
Events in Perth
There is a wide range of events in Perth to consider for your trip, with everything from music to art to food! In March you can enjoy Platform, the newest multi-arts Festival of Creativity. It will run in various venues throughout Kinross and Perth, and feature workshops, art-installations, masterclasses, exhibitions and more! Bringing together various forms of the arts, it aims to break through creative boundaries. The last weekend of July welcomes the Southern Fried Festival, Perth’s annual festival of American roots music. Begun in 2008, this festival offers four days of the best in Americana. It will cover all roots music bases, from blues to gospel to country. It will accompany these delicious sounds with some delicious food, to give you the strength to keep grooving!