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Blairgowrie - The Berry Capital of Scotland


Known as the “Berry Capital of Scotland”, Blairgowrie comforts on the banks of the River Ericht in Perth. Tucked amidst rolling fields, and amazing outdoors, this place is a great base for all those who are travelling to Perthshire. Home to world's finest raspberries, Blairgowrie sits as an ideal destination to explore the scenic charms of Scotland. Hills, mist laden mountains, lush surroundings and plenty of attractions make it an ultimate tourist spot.

Its impressive history and charing outdoors will surely woo you, in Blair (locally name) you can find the world's tallest hedge at Meikleour; also the Meigle's collection of the Pictish sculpted stones. For more there are the headstones in Kirkyaird which dates back to 1662. There are so much to see and do here, that you will never miss out on anything here. Not to miss the Scotland's largest waterwheel at Keathbank Mill. Blairgowrie is also a hot pick among the skiing enthusiasts, holding the country's largest skiing centre.

Being home to many farm of raspberries, this raspberry district has got a unique recognition for its finest quality of raspberries. What more? The rural ambiance and countrylife keeps Blairgowrie a place always in the look out. Nice to relax and unwind to the beauty of nature and explore its glorifying past, don't miss to experience the variety of outdoor activities which this place holds.

The scenic outdoors provides a perfect setting for walking trails and outdoor events which draws a huge number of tourists from across the world. The genealogy centre here is also an interesting place to slip in if you feel that your ancestors came from Blairgowrie. All this and plenty more stuffs makes this pleasant place a gem of a tourist spot in Scotland.

What you can do in Blairgowrie:

  • Snorkling

  • Hill walking

  • Kayaking

  • Sailing

  • Walking trails

  • Golfing

When to visit:

The best time to visit Blairgowrie is early September, during this time the Blairgowrie and East Perthshire Walking Festival is held. Along with this the Blairgowrie Highland Games also undergoes where you can enjoy the longest Tug O' War contest in the world.

How to reach here:

By Flight you can get regular flights from Edinburgh to Blairgowrie, it is recommended to book early to reduce any last minute hassles. Easy Jet and Flybe to operate from Edinburgh to Blairgowrie.

Trains are also there with GNER and Virgin trains providing regular services from across the UK.

By road you can reach here travelling from the south either the A9 or the M90, heading from the A9 take the Luncarty road B9099 and follow to the A93 and follow the sign post's to Blairgowrie. From the M90 you can follow the road signs to either Blairgowrie or Coupar Angus, both has the same distance and very well directed, the A93 or the A94 will both take you to Blairgowrie.


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