Getting Out and About
I hope you've all had a good Easter break with family and friends and enjoyed the early spring colours.
Spring is one of the best times to visit Perthshire. Firstly of course it's warmer, the fresh green of the countryside is stunning and the days are starting to feel so much longer. The walks around Dunning come alive with the April daffodils and bluebells in May. The local "den" walk becomes "bluebell wood!"
Also the many attractions of castles, gardens and monuments have all opened their doors again and are eager to welcome visitors. I've picked just a selection of my favourites:
St. Serfs Church opens on 1st April so you can see close up the ancient Dupplin Cross and be fascinated by the stories of the knowledgeable guide.
The Perth Festival of Arts from 19th-22nd May has a great line-up this year including Jools Holland. I also love the ArTay exhibition of local art and sculpture. That's where we bought the amazing table many of our guests have admired.
Drummond Castle Gardens opens on 1st May and is a not to be missed visit. We are frequent visitors and have an entrance fee discount for our guests.
Scone Palace is always a great day out visiting the palace rooms, seeing the Stone of Destiny reminding us that Perth was once the capital of Scotland and getting lost in the maze!
If you're into whisky (like me) then the most local distillery to visit is Tullibardine or go to Crieff for a different Famous Grouse Experience. For those more partial to a gin, then the Strathearn distillery offers regular tours.
Then of course we love to lunch and I like to also browse through well selected gifts, clothing, cookware and local artisan produce. There's always something to tempt, I know too well, at either Gloagburn Farm shop (where I shop for guests) or Glendoick Garden Centre where there's also a beautiful visitor garden.
If that seems a rather long list that's because there is so much to do and see around Dunning this Spring. I'm looking forward to it.
If you'd like to join us then let us know.