Rent self-catering cottages near Alyth, Perthshire

North east of Blairgowrie above the Vale of Strathmore is Alyth. The area is ideally located for those wishing to take part in a whole range of outdoor activities. Recently recommended: The Wee Bear Cafe, brilliant for weekend brunch, great coffee and delicious baking. The Glenisla Hotel, newly reopened but full of promise. Things to do... Glamis Castle, Outdoor Explore in Alyth (kayak tours), a day out in Dunkeld, shops, the Aran Bakery, history, walks all rolled into one.

Staying in Alyth, Perthshire

Hills and heather are in abundant supply as are rivers and lochs - pets will love the area. The beautiful Angus Glens offer ample opportunities for hill walking with other more or less challenging walks available within the area, including The Cateran Trail, a a 56 mile walk in the heart of Scotland set in gorgeous scenery. The trail loops from Alyth up to the Spittal of Glenshee and back. It is only a 45 minute drive to the coast where you can enjoy long stretches of unspoilt beaches, excellent bird watching and we can recommend a cosy inn where you will find the best dressed crab and delicious local Arbroath Smokies.

For the golfer there are several major golf courses within striking distance including Alyth, Glenisla, Strathmore and the renowned Rosemount and Lansdowne championship courses in Blairgowrie. Both fishing and skiing are on hand depending on the season. Perthshire and Angus offer a wide variety of ancient and historic sites as well as some beautiful gardens. Easily within reach are the ancient capitals of Scone and Forteviot, the battle site of Killicrankie, Dunkeld Cathedral, Arbroath Abbey, Glamis Castle, Branklyn Garden and many more.

In the surrounding area there are a whole variety of places to eat out ranging from nationally recognised gourmet hotels to local inns, all within a reasonable driving distance. Dundee, the City of Discovery, is 30 mins drive and Perth 35 mins; both cities offering a whole host of activities and attractions - also excellent retail therapy if required!

What to do and what's close by in Alyth

  • Alyth - Blairgowrie - 5 miles
  • Edinburgh Airport - 1 hr 30 mins
  • Aberdeen Airport - 1 hr 30 mins
  • Glasgow Airport - 2 hrs
  • Alyth has a butcher and Co-op,
    Blairgowrie has a larger Tesco,
    a fishmonger and a fabulous delicatessen
  • Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury offer
    home delivery
  • Pubs/restaurants/coffee shops nearby
  • Golf - 7 courses within 10 miles
  • Hill walking
  • The Barony in Alyth - home to Alyth Cycles
    and Outdoor Explore; coffee, cake,
    bike hire, climbing, kayak tours and much more
  • Excellent fishing
  • Skiing at Glenshee
  • Glamis Castle
  • Scone Palace
  • Dunkeld Cathedral
  • Perth Museum and Art Gallery
  • Branklyn Garden (picture below)
Branklyn Gardens
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Romantic cottages for 2

There are fabulous Perthshire holiday cottages in this area offering wonderful accommodation for 2 - set in idyllic countryside with stunning open views. Stylishly decorated and very cosy and comfortable ideal for a honeymoon or romantic getaway. There is so much to see and do nearby - great walking, golf, fishing and castles to name a few! Rural cottages in this area offer great walking right from the doorstep and a wide choice of golf courses, 3 within 5 miles. With beautiful glens, romantic castles, historic sites and a wide range of outdoor pursuits, Perthshire is the ideal location for a holiday in the Scottish countryside.