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This week’s photo is one of the most popular ever featured on the Brit Crowd Instagram page. It was taken by Fariba Stoddart, who has the incredible Berriestagram page which showcases her travels across Scotland.
If you’ve not checked it out yet – you’ll get some amazing inspiration for wild Scottish travels which will whet your appetite for a trip exploring the monros and beyond – including places to visit in Perthshire.
Visiting Big Tree Country
Perthshire is home to Scotland’s newest city, Perth, as well as the country’s ancient kingdom, Scone.
The county, located in central Scotland, claims to harbour the oldest living thing in Europe (a churchyard yew tree in Fortingall) and if you love wild countryside, this really is the place for you.
With 200,000 acres of woodland and peaks including Schiehallion and Ben Lawers, this really is a place for explorers and walkers to thrive.
And what better time to come here than in Autumn, when the trees are shedding their leaves and turning a beautiful crimson red.
Fariba has captured this wonderful season in Big Tree Country beautifully.
“The photo was taken on my annual autumnal trip to the area through the long and impressive driveway to Drummond Gardens.
I was lucky to visit this place at the right time of the day when the sun was shinning making interesting shadows with the long line of beech avenue.
The whole driveway was lit up into autumnal colours with leaves dancing in the wind. I could not but stop and get out of the car to capture the moment in my lens”, She said.
Drummond Castle is famous for its stunning and impressive gardens, and thousands flock here every year throughout the seasons to visit. It’s also home to a kitchen garden and glasshouses.
The beech-lined avenue that greets you as you leave the main road will leave you breathless – especially at the beginning and middle of autumn – this is definitely one of the most glorious places to visit in Perthshire.
Places to visit in Perthshire
The county is often considered the gateway to the Highlands, and there are many places that could keep you occupied for hours – including the world-famous Gleneagles Golf Course, Scone Palace, Castle Menzies and some of the UK’s most northern Roman remains.
It’s also a walker’s paradise, even if you base yourself in the city of Perth. Exploring the River Tay, often dubbed Scotland’s grandest river, and it’s surroundings is well worth the effort.
How to get there
Dundee is the nearest airport to Perth, but it’s also accessible from Edinburgh and Glasgow.
One of the best ways is to travel down by car and explore the countryside and the city using private transport. Public transport does exist but it makes getting to the rural parts more difficult.
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