5000 Years of History in a Perthshire Day

FROM ONLY £94.00 per person ( 1-8 people )
including lunch and entry fees

Come with me and let me show you the history of Scotland in one day in the beautiful setting of Perthshire countryside.

I’ll take you up a moor to a famous battle site, down a strath to a Roman fort, though a beautiful glen to tour a World War 2 POW camp.

After morning coffee in Scotland’s oldest whisky distillery we’ll travel another glen before climbing high to look back on one of the most stunning views Perthshire has to offer and that’s all before lunch.

After a light lunch in the fabulous setting of the banks of Loch Tay, we roll back the centuries to experience a Neolithic crannog then visit a prehistoric stone circle, travel through the most beautiful part of Perthshire to the site Scotland’s most famous regiment was raised. We’ll visit a place key to the story of both Macbeth and Bonnie Prince Charlie, then finally soak up the atmosphere of one of the best preserved relics of the industrial revolution.

Phew! A full day finding out about Scotland in beautiful Perthshire.

  •  Your vehicle and tour guide
  • Entry to The Crannog Centre
  • Entry to Stanley Mills
  • Light Lunch in Kenmore by the banks of Loch Tay
  • A varied and interesting group of historical sites to experience

Itinerary

8:00am Depart Edinburgh and head up the M9 to Perthshire, where the tour proper begins.

8.45am Depart Perth and enjoy the trip through the beautiful Strathearn countryside.

9.15-9.25am From High on Sherrifmuir you will be able to enjoy stunning views towards the peaks of north Perthshire as we discuss the battle that decided the fate of the 1715 Jacobite uprising

9.30 - 10am From the village of Braco take a short walk to visit the remains of Ardoch Fort, built by the Romans in the first century AD. This is the best surviving example of it’s kind. Take a moment to enjoy the scenery, but also to consider the historical significance of this site in it’s context.

10.20 - 10.35am After a gorgeous drive along the back road to Comrie we visit Culty Bragan, the World War 2 POW camp. You’ll hear intriguing, sad and heart warming stories from it’s history then and it’s use since.

11am - 11.40am This is not a whisky tour, but we’ll take you to enjoy a coffee break at Glenturret, Scotland’s oldest working distillery. Soak up the atmosphere and make use of the purchasing opportunities should you wish.

12.45 - 2.25pm We’ll enjoy lunch in the stunning setting of the banks of Loch Tay. There will also be time to pop into The Crannog Centre. You can see how neolithic Perthshire folk lived in this unique water based stone age settlement.

2.20 - 2.35pm Stand in the footsteps of Neolithic Brittons. You will visit the Croft Moraig stone circle which has stood for 5000 years. Stand on the ground and breathe the air as our stone age ancestors did.

3.10 - 4.10pm Spend time in the ancient and historic town of Dunkeld. Walk by the banks of the River Tay as you enjoy the grounds of Dunkeld Cathedral and hear it’s place in the history of Scotland.

3.35pm The last stop of the day is to Stanley Mills. This industrial revolution mill is a fantastically preserved example of how local people lived and worked from the 1780s right through to modern times.

4.30 – 5.30pm The last stop of the day is to Stanley Mills. This industrial revolution mill is a fantastically preserved example of how local people lived and worked from the 1780s right through to modern times.

After enjoying the tour round Stanley mills we can drop you home after a full day of Scotland’s history from start to finish.

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