Recommendations

 

Drive to Crieff, then stay on the Perth Road, leaving it at Gilmerton to turn left up the Sma’ Glen. Just before Amulree, turn left where the sign reads Glenquaich. This is a beautiful road across the hills and descends at the village of Kenmore. Enjoy a little stroll, taking time to see General Wade’s bridge over the River Tay, then take the main road to Aberfeldy. Once entering the town, look for signs to the left for The Watermill, a gallery, bookshop and cafe. There is also a delightful kitchen shop with furniture sourced from France and elsewhere, situated at the back of the Mill.

Next take the road (A822) past the Birks of Aberfeldy (a lovely riverside walk – if you have time) to Dunkeld and explore all this delightful cathedral town has to offer. The shops are as individual as the owners. From the peaceful cathedral grounds the visitor has an impressive view of the Tay, which is crossed at Dunkeld by a bridge built by Thomas Telford. On the other side of this bridge is Birnam, of Macbeth fame. There is a pleasant, level walk along the south bank of the Tay which leads to the Birnam Oak, the last oak of the Birnam Wood.

The Birnam Arts Centre is worth a visit, with the Beatrix Potter Garden and related shop. Beatrix Potter stayed on many occasions in the area and there is an exhibition about her time here.
Return to the road which leads to the A9 trunk road and cross (with great care) to return to Crieff by the A822.

 

The Strathearn Gallery on the High Street in Crieff, always has a great exhibition.