Saturday, 11 August 2007
Holiday Cottage Scotland Visitor Attractions
Holiday Cottage Scotland Visitor Attractions
Where can we visit when staying in Perth?
Perth and Kinross, at the geographical heart of Scotland, contain buildings which range from the remains of a Roman line of forts and watch towers (the fort at Ardoch, of the first and second centuries, is one of the best preserved and least known of such structures in Britain), early historic hill forts, a remarkable array of carved stones erected by the warrior aristocracy of the sixth to ninth centuries, the wilfully inventive medieval Dunkeld Cathedral, and mottes, castles and tower houses, among them the island fortress of Lochleven Castle and Elcho Castle's assertion of baronial status. The grandiose funerary monuments of the seventeenth century at Scone Palace and the Kinoull Aisle presaged the 'court' classicism of Sir William Bruce, which is exemplified by his own mansion, garden and landscape at Kinross House. Blair Castle's mid-eighteenth century stucco work, unequalled in Scotland, celebrates the magnificence of the Dukes of Atholl, this display challenged in the early nineteenth century by the sumptuous Gothic palaces of Scone and Taymouth Castle. A multitude of smaller country houses embrace a variety of styles (classical, Italianate, castellated and Baronial), while Georgian and Victorian churches, many with superb stained glass, abound. Among towns and villages, Dunkeld is the epitome of a small Scottish burgh while the Royal burgh of Perth has expanded from its medieval core with the addition of late Georgian 'new towns' and civic and industrial monuments of the nineteenth century. This is the tenth volume in the "Buildings of Scotland" series.
Visitor attractions include A.K. Bell Library, Aberfeldy Distillery, Aberfeldy Water Mill, Abernethy Round Tower, Alyth Museum, Amulree Church, Ardoch, Roman Camp, Atholl Country Life Museum, Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre, Auchterarder Heritage Museum, Balhousie Castle, Balvaird Castle, The Barracks,Falls of Barvick, Beatrix Potter Garden, Bell's Cherrybank Centre, Birks of Aberfeldy, Birnam, Arts and Conference Centre, Birnam Wood, Bishopric, Black Castle of Moulin, Black Spout, Black Watch Monument, Black Watch, Regimental Museum, Blackcraig Forest, Blair Athol Distillery, Blair Atholl Water Mill, Blair Castle, Blairgowrie Golf Course, Branklyn Garden, Bridge of Ross, Burleigh Castle, The Calyx, Camserney Longhouse, Carnbane Castle, Castle Menzies, Cateran , Trail,Clan Donnachaidh Museum, Cleish Castle, Clunie Memorial Arch, Cluny House, Coronation Bridge, Coupar Angus Abbey , Gatehouse, Crieff Hydro, Crieff Visitor's Centre, Devil's Cauldron, Drummond Castle, Drummond Trout Farm and Fishery,Dunfallandy Stone, Dunkeld Cathedral, Dunkeld Cathedral Chapter House Museum, Earthquake House, Edradour Distillery, Elcho Castle, Fair Maid's House, Famous Grouse Experience, Faskally Outdoor Centre, Loch Faskally, Fendoch, Fergusson Gallery, Fingask, Fingask Castle, Fortingall Yew, Fountain, Fowlis Wester Sculptured Stone, Garry Bridge, Giant's Grave, Glasclune Castle, Glendevon Castle, Glendoick House and Gardens, Gleneagles Castle, Gleneagles Hotel, Glenturret Distillery, Greyfriars Cemetery, Hermitage, Huntingtower Castle, Inchtuthill, Innerpeffray Chapel, Innerpeffray Library, Kaims Castle, Killiecrankie Battlefield, Killiecrankie Viaduct, Killiecrankie Visitor Centre, Kinclaven Castle, King James VI Golf Course, Kinnoull Aisle and Monument, Kinross House, Linn of Tummel, Loch Leven Castle, Longforgan Parish Church, Lord John Murray's Stables, Macbeth's Stone, Macrosty Park, The Magazine, Maggie Wall's Monument, McDiarmid Park, Megginch Castle, Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum, The Meigle Sculptured Stones, Meiklelour Beech Hedge, Methven Battlefield, Michael Bruce's Cottage, Milton Wood National Nature Reserve, Moness Burn, Museum of Abernethy, The, Muthill Church, Muthill Old Church and Tower, Ogilvie Castle, Old Church Tower, Old Schoolhouse, Ossian's Grave, Ossian's Hall, Over Benchil Standing Stone, Perth Concert Hall, Perth Mart Visitor Centre, The, Perth Museum and Art Gallery, Perth Racecourse, Perth Repertory Theatre, Pitcur Castle, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Pitlochry Fish Ladder, Pitlochry Golf Club, Portmoak Airfield, Quarrymill Woodland Park, Queen's Bridge, Queen's View, Rollo Park, Royal Perth Golfing Society, Schiehallion, Scone Battlefield, Scone Palace, Scottish Crannog Centre, The, Scottish Liqueur Centre, Scottish Plant Hunter's Garden, Scottish and Southern Energy Visitor Centre, Skinnergate, Smeaton's Bridge, St Bean's Church, St John's Kirk, St Kattan's Chapel and Mausolea, St Leonards-in-the-Fields & Trinity Church, St Peter's Old Parish Church, St Serf's Church, Stanley Mill, The, Tarmachan Range, Tay Forest Park, Tullibardine Chapel, Tullibole Castle, Tummel Hydro-Electric Power Scheme, Tummel Suspension Bridge, Strath Tummel, Falls of Turret, White Church.