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Glebe House,
Dunning,
Perthshire, PH2 0RJ
Scotland

Suggested Day Trips Using Public Transport

By 10th January 2020

We recognise that we all should be thinking about our day to day choices in respect of the effect they have on our environment and sustainability in the world.

Sustainable Tourism Visits from Glebe House

Our nearest train station is Gleneagles which is just 15 minutes away by car. We can organise pick ups and drop offs for guests.

Glebe House is located in the middle of a conservation village and so there is a full day’s activity exploring the village, St. Serf’s Church and Dupplin Cross and a walk around the Kincladie Wood, a site of a Roman camp or Dunning Den.

For sightseeing trips using public transport the following are examples:

1. Trip to Stirling to view its castle and museums

Stirling is one of the most popular attractions and is easily accessible from Dunning via either bus or train. Transfer to the Perth Broxden park and ride or Gleneagles station would be arranged.

Bus: Megabus runs 18 services a day, the quickest taking 35 minutes. The cost is £15-30 for 2 people return depending on time of travel.

Train: There are 19 trains per day between Gleneagles and Stirling and the average journey time is 20 minutes. The cost is from £16 for 2 people return but could be more.

2. Trip to Pitlochry with a stop at Dunkeld

This is a lovely day trip leaving Perth by bus to Pitlochry which is a lovely Highland Perthshire town with many attractions such as the salmon ladder and visitor centre, very popular theatre, distillery and river walks. Dunkeld is also very attractive and worth a stop to wander and walk to the cathedral and along the river.

The bus leaves from Perth (transfer to Perth would be arranged) and takes about 1 hour travelling through lovely countryside. The cost is £12 to £28 return for 2 people.

3. Trip to Aberfeldy and the Highland Chocolatier in Grandtully

This is another full day trip into Highland Perthshire getting close to the scenery and the local towns. Aberfeldy is another lovely Perthshire town in the same northern direction as Pitlochry with walks and a distillery. The bus passes Grandtully which is famous for the award winning Highland Chocolatier Iain Burnett’s with its café, shop and exhibition.

The bus leaves Perth and you change at Ballinuig for Aberfeldy. It takes 1.5 hours and costs around £32 for 2 people return.

4. Visit the city of Perth

We can organise transport or there is a bus from Dunning to the city of Perth. There you’ll find lots of independent shops, restaurants, the museum and arts centre and theatre or gardens along the river bank as well as boat trips up the River Tay towards Dundee.

There are buses every 2 hours between Dunning and Perth per day and the journey takes 32 minutes and costs £6 - £10 for 2 people return.

5. Visit the V&A Design Museum in Dundee

The newly opened V&A in Dundee is certainly worth a visit not only for its exhibitions but also to see and experience the building itself. From there you can explore the city of Dundee itself.

The bus leaves either the centre of Perth or the Park and Ride and will take between 35 and 50 minutes with many services during the day from either Magabus or Stagecoach. The cost is between £8 and £16 for 2 people return.