Holiday cottages in Alyth, Perthshire, Scotland
Alyth is in highland Perthshire and has grown from a tiny village into a small county town. It is situated off the road between Blairgowrie and Kirriemuir and has a great history. This popular Perthshire holiday town is surrounded by vast heather moorland and is in a beautiful area in the heart of Scotland.
Alyth was granted a charter in 1488 by King James III and the market is still thriving today. There are various bridges over the river, and it is lovely to walk around the ancient town. If you rent a holiday cottage in Alyth you will be able to visit nearby Meigle and Blairgowrie as well as enjoy some lovely walks. There are several very good antique shops close by, many golf course (including the 18 hole Alyth Golf Course, originally designed by Old Tom Morris and extended by James Braid in 1934) and plenty of children's activities. Alyth Parish Church is well worth a visit as it has many fascinating architectural features and a fascinating 8th century Pictish cross in the church porch. The ancient pack-horse bridge is still standing and is a reminder of the past importance of Alyth as a central market for cattle, as it stood at a meeting point of many drovers' routes.
Country views in Perthshire close Alyth.
There are lots of self-catering cottages near Alyth to rent and the area is a wonderful centre for a Scottish holiday. Situated in the valley of Strathmore with the Alyth Burn running through it, Alyth is just 5 miles east of Blairgowrie and has a fascinating folk museum, nestling below the Hill of Alyth. If you are on holiday in the Alyth area then do visit the Den of Alyth - there are beautiful walks through the ancient woodlands (an SSSI) and a great chance to spot wildlife.