Holidays in Perthshire and Southern Highlands, Scotland

So long as the Yggdrasill, the mythical world tree, remains a fiction, the closest we will come is the Fortingall Yew: a sprawling, twisted tree that is not only the tallest tree in the UK but also the oldest in Europe with estimates at its age going up to 5,000 years. From the lochs to the sprawling woodlands, Perthshire and the Southern Highlands has much to offer the adventurous and the intrepid, with walks from calm forests, through to the high peaks of Glen Affric or Ben Damp. Loch Tay and Loch Faskally offer large areas of water, perfect for canoeing with even faster currents along the River Tay for the more experienced travellers.

>> See also our guide to Perthshire Greener Resorts

Cycling open roads in the Highlands

Cycling Loch Ness and the Highlands

Explore the remote Loch Ness and its surrounds on a self guided cycling holiday through shaded forests, tranquil waterways, tumbling waterfalls and misty peaks, paving the way for some of the most scenic cycling in the country.
From £539

More places to stay in Perthshire and Southern Highlands

The Hotel is surrounded by rolling mature parkland and gardens

Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland

Set within the gentle beauty of 850 acres of Perthshire countryside, this five star Leading Hotel of the World is home to three championship golf courses, a sparkling, award-winning spa and an exhilarating array of outdoor activities.
232 bedrooms, including 26 suites

Prices start from from £335 (1st May-30th September 2013), from £285 (October 2013 & April 2014), from £235 (1st Nov 2013 - 31st March 2014), based on two people sharing a Classic room, other room rates are avaialable on request.

Arisaig Guest House, Perthshire, Scotland

Arisaig Guest House, Perthshire, Scotland

Family run 4-star eco-friendly Victorian guest house ideally located for entertainment, restaurants, Scone Palace and Woodland Walks. Just a 10 minute walk to Perth town centre.
5 rooms all ensuite. 1 family, 1 twin, 2 doubles, 1 Single

Double Room - £27.50 per person ~ Twin Room - £27.50 - £30.00 per person~Single Room £30.00 - £35.00 per person per night

Cambo House, Scotland. Bed and Breakfast, Apartments and Cottages.

Cambo House, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland

An impressive Victorian mansion at the heart of a 1,200-acre estate in one of the most unspoilt areas of Scotland. Explore the spacious gardens, woodland walks and gorgeous shoreline.
3 b&b rooms; 7 self catering apartments; 2 cottages

Bed & Breakfast Rooms from £104 per night Cottages From £290 per week Apartment From £290 per week - Short Breaks Available

Pitched safari tent at Lochhouses

Lochhouses Treehouses & Safari Tents, Lothian, Scotland

Beautifully kitted out safari tents and 2 treehouses of Lochhouses, nestled under trees just a short stroll from a long sandy beach. This dream-like coastal scene is only an hour from Edinburgh, and each tent sleeps 6-8 so plenty of room to share.
6 tents 5 treehouses: Sleeps 6 to 8

From £124 per night

More holidays in Perthshire and Southern Highlands

Cycling open roads in the Highlands

Cycling Loch Ness and the Highlands

Explore the remote Loch Ness and its surrounds on a self guided cycling holiday through shaded forests, tranquil waterways, tumbling waterfalls and misty peaks, paving the way for some of the most scenic cycling in the country.

From £539

5 days (4 nights)
Flexible departures from May to September