Situated on the banks of the River Tay, Birnam lies in Perthshire's Big Tree Country. The town is closely associated with Beatrix Potter who spent her childhood holidays here and Shakespeare's Macbeth which features Birnam Wood in one of the play's dramatic twists.
Just a wee village, Blair Atholl boasts one of the most popular attractions in Scotland, Blair Castle. Idyllically situated and a popular starting point for a range of walks in the area, Blair Atholl is also home to the working Blair Atholl Watermill and the Atholl Country Life museum.
Lying on the banks of the River Ericht, Blairgowrie is a charming riverside town which provides an excellent base for the pursuit of a range of outdoor activities or touring Pertshire's "Big Tree Country".
Lying just a dozen miles from Perth, Dunkeld is an ancient cathedral city and the first important ecclesiastical centre in Scotland. Almost entirely destroyed in the Battle of Dunkeld, the town was rebuilt in the early 18th century. An absolute must if you are in Perthshire.
A small conservation village situated just three miles to the south of Crieff, Muthill boasts almost 100 listed buildings and the ruins of an 11th century church.
Situated at the heart of Scotland, Pitlochry calls itself the 'Gateway to the Highlands'. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, Pitlochry is both very touristy and busy. Attractions here include the Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Pitlochry Dam where you watch salmon jumping and the Edradour Distillery.
Lying eight miles from Pitlochry and three from Killiecrankie, Blair Castle opens over 30 rooms to the public while its grounds offer riding, camping and woodland walks. No wonder then that Blair Castle is one of the most popular attractions in Scotland.(4 votes)