Scone Palace is about 9 miles from the caravan Park on the A93 to Perth. Scone is a place that breathes history like nowhere else in Scotland.
Today, in the 21st century, it is the home of the Earls of Mansfield, and a major attraction to visitors from all over the world. Fifteen hundred years ago, it was the capital of the Pictish kingdom and the centre of the ancient Celtic church.
In the intervening centuries, it has been the seat of parliaments and the crowning place of Kings. It has housed the Stone of Destiny and been immortalised in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Poised above the River Tay, the Palace overlooks the routes north to the Highlands and east through Strathmore to the coast.
Meikleour Beech Hedge
The Meikleour Beech Hedge is about 1 mile from the caravan Park on the A93 to Blairgowrie. The trees were planted in 1745 and are now officially recognised in the Guinness Book of Records as the highest hedge in the world.
Legend has it that following the death of her husband Robert Murray Nairne at the battle of Culloden, Jean Mercer of Meikleour allowed the hedge to grow towards the heavens in a tribute to his memory.
The most spectacular time in the autumn, the sheer size of the hedge makes it impressive at any time of year.
Tay Salmon Fisheries Company
Cargill is one of the most productive and best known beats for salmon fishing on the river Tay. The beat is divided into two double bank beats, upper and lower Cargill which are fished on alternate days with a maximum of six rods. Week 1 – 20 there will be one Ghillie on the beat. Week 21 onwards you will be accompanied by two Ghillies There are two boats and a well appointed luncheon hut on each beat with WC, cooking facilities, hot and cold running water and wood burners to ensure a comfortable days fishing.
Make sure to visit the finest castle in Scotland, winner of the best attraction award for the UK 2015.
Enjoy the history and spectacle of Glamis Castle. Take a guided tour with one of our expert guides and soak up the atmosphere of a thousand years of history. Browse in our Gift Shop or just pop in for Lunch or Afternoon tea in the Victorian Kitchen Restauran
The summit of Kinnoull Hill itself is only around 700 (222 metres) feet above sea level, small in comparison to its cousins in the north of the county but as a native of the Fair City, the views (especially to the north) are captivating.
Park at the Jublilee car park located around 1 mile outside the city limits on the unclassified road running from Perth to Kinfauns – cross the road and go through the gate ahead. Two waymarked woodland tracks can be followed to Kinnoull Hill Tower, a folly, which Lord Gray built around 1829 in imitation of the castles on the Rhine in Germany, as proud landmarks above the Tay, Scotland’s longest river. The yellow route forks left and initially skirts the colourful Scots pine; birch and oak dominated woodlands.
The alternative route carries on straight ahead up a short incline then levels out amongst tall Scots pine before climbing again and eventually meets the yellow route on its way to the Tower. Keep you’re eyes peeled for red squirrels and elusive roe deer.
The area is a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to the rare plants that can be found in the woodland. Higher up, the path runs closer to the cliffs and care is required here especially with youngsters and dogs. Shortly you will come across the Tower, grandly located at the edge of the 370 million year old cliffs, overlooking the River Tay and down towards Glencarse with fabulous views towards the Ochil and Lomond hills.
From the tower continue on down a usually muddy track which continues to skirt round the cliffs and climbs to the stone table built by the 9th Earl of Kinnoull as a place to picnic. From here it’s a short climb to the summit marker walk start.
A Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park walks guide is available from the local Tourist Information with spectacular views to the Cairngorm mountains in the north, the Loch Earn hills in the west and the Ochil and Lomond hills in the south.
To return to the Jubilee car park – continue to descend the yellow route towards the Quarry car park and follow the route east before the quarry car park is reached – continuing along the yellow route will bring you back to the walk start.
Active Kids Adventure Park
Adventure Park is open from April until October each year. Please check the exact dates before travelling as these change each year.
This year the Adventure Park is open until Sunday 1st November. The Soft Play, Coffee Shop & Toy Shop have different opening months.
No dogs are allowed in the Adventure Park apart from Guide Dogs for the blind.There are lots of exciting attractions for children of all ages at our Adventure Centre near Perth in Tayside.
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