Our park is positioned amongst several famous castles including Scone Palace and Glamis Castle. Lying just 2 miles from Braidhaugh, on the outskirts of Muthill, Drummond, Castle Gardens has arguably the finest formal gardens in Europe. The gardens were first laid out in the early 17th century and have been preserved to still include the ancient yew tree hedges and copper beech trees planted by Queen Victoria during her visit in 1842. The gardens contain a mile of beech avenues leading to the famous John Mylne Sundial.
Situated less than an hour from our park, Go Ape! offers an adventure-filled day fit for the whole family. Here you can whiz down two of Britain’s longest zip wires stretching over 400m propelling you 150 feet above the ground, providing you with a jaw-dropping view of Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. From Tarzan swings to rope bridges; the course is perfect for thrill seekers and children as well as anyone who wants to explore and simply have some fun.
Perthshire has several galleries to offer. Cnoc Scottish Arts & Crafts Centre is one of Crieff’s top holiday attractions offering local handmade arts and crafts for sale. The Stenhouse Gallery displays and sells Scottish artwork as well as housing a popular café. The Stuart Crystal Factory shop sells the famous Stuart-Waterford crystal as well as Wedgewood and offers an engraving service.
After being crowned ‘Best Visitor Experience’ in Scotland, Highland Safaris is a must-see attraction. Less than half an hour down the road, it offers a unique experience by combining breathtaking scenery with an exhilarating Land Rover safari. Once you’re strapped in comfortably in the air-conditioned jeep, your tour guide will point out the fantastic wildlife in the heart of the park while informing you of the history, folklore and management of the area. So whether it is sun, rain or snow, the scenery never disappoints as you travel above 3,000 feet to enjoy Queen Victoria’s ‘Highland Paradise.’ Don’t forget your camera to take snaps of the red and roe deer, red and black grouse, golden and sea eagles and much more.
And for when the sunshine is taking its own vacation…
Deep Sea World
Scotland’s National Aquarium provides the perfect family day out on those wet days. With over 10 exhibitions inside the aquarium, you are sure to see a wide variety of underwater creatures from seals and sharks to piranhas and Nemos. The underwater safari also allows you an opportunity of a lifetime as you dive beneath the surface and come face-to-face with their Sand Tiger sharks, eels and stingrays.