Places to visit near Alyth - ski Glenshee , glen shee, ski cross country Glenisla,
visit Glamis Castle, Scone Palace, Blairgowrie, Perth, Dundee,
Dunkeld. Loch of the Lowes, Dunnottar Castle.
Golf St Andrews
Stay close to golf courses, Rosemount, Blairgowrie, Alyth, Strathmore, Glenisla, Forfar.
The following are within a forty minute drive: - Edzell, Montrose,
Elie, Crail, Gleneagles, Carnoustie.
View Reekie Linn a spectacular waterfall 3 miles north. Visit Dunkeld
Cathedral and Glamis Castle.
Walk Cateran Trail and
Angus Glens, try Angling in Tayside
| Stay at Old Stables Bed and Breakfast, Alyth, Perthshire,
- History - Museums - Gardens
Stay Scotland - Alyth Blairgowrie b&b.
Stay Scotland - Alyth,
plus sixty golf courses within one hours' drive
Downfield, Pitlochry, Murrayshall, Edzell
||Glamis Proms Annually July. Glamis Castle
Places to visit from Old Stables.
SVVC Ltd Extravaganza at Glamis Castle July of each year.
The Strathmore Highland Games are set in the foreground of the castle,
this annual event is steeped in heritage.
Visit within 20 mins of
Visit within 30 mins of Alyth
The Glens Museum-square Kirriemuir.
Pony trekking Glen Isla
Fishing on Lintrathen Loch
Bird Watching Kinnordy Loch
Kirriemuir walking festival - June
Kirriemuir Music festival - Sept
Aviation museum in Kirriemuir
Reekie Linn waterfall
Highland Adventure Glenisla.
Loch of the lowes
Hike Perthshire hills
Glenprosen Walking in all those Glens
Pictavia Center and
Aucterhouse Clay Pigeon & off road activities
R.R.S. Discovery, Dundee, visitor centre
Flower show September
Trek Angus Glens
Unicorn - Warship
Shopping Centres in Dundee and Perth
Dundee- Sensations' hands on science centre
Noahs Ark Perth - a good visit for a wet day
|45 - 60 mins drive from Alyth
||Golf Courses in and around Alyth:
|House of Dun
Montrose basin visitor centre
Braemar and Royal Deeside
St Andrews and fishing villages of -
The East Neuk of Fife
Aberdeen - Duthie park Winter Gardens
Rosemount at Blairgowrie
Forfar golf course
Carnoustie championship course
St. Andrews Open Championship Golf 2015
Edzell golf course
Point, Dundee (15
miles from Alyth)
On Dundee's waterfront, the Royal Research
Ship Discovery, which was used
by Captain Scott on his last fatal expedition to the South Pole, has become
the centrepiece of Discovery Point, a visitor centre telling the heroic story
of polar exploration. The vessel was built in 1901 using local expertise in
the construction of whaling vessels capable of withstanding the Antarctic ice..Exhibits
and special effects recreate the voyages of the Discovery, and visitors can
also board the ship. Also berthed here is the frigate HMS Unicorn the oldest
British warship still afloat, built in Chatham,
of the Lowes, Dunkeld
(12 miles) The visitor centre features an exhibition and
observation hide. Wildlife walks run through woodland and
loch shore, and there is a good chance of seeing ospreys
fishing in summer and waterfowl on the loch.
Life, St Andrews (25 miles) Tucked below
a small sea cliff on a rocky shore close to the famous Old
Course at St.Andrews - The Sea Life Centre has an outdoor seal
pool as well as an impressive selection of marine life in -
tanks large and small. There are feeding demonstrations and
a film theatre.
Soldiers Leap. (22 miles) At
Killecrankie, owned by the National Trust for Scotland - the
visitor centre has an exhibition and Ranger services. Waymarked
trails are available at this famous beauty spot and battlefield.
Fine mixed woods ascend from the gorge which in the summer is full of birds,
including woodpecker, wood warbler, redstart, pied flycatcher, and dipper.
There are also otter, roe deer and red squirrel. The rich flora includes mountain
plants and orchids.
It is best in summer.
Castle, Edzell (24 miles) Originally laid
out in 1604, this is the oldest complete walled garden in Britain.
The garden features a dovecot, flower niches, and sculptured
This is a peaceful and fascinating place.
Castle Glamis (8 miles) Glamis Castle is
the setting for Duncan's Hall, scene of the ghostly visitation
in Shakespeare's Macbeth.The central tower is the oldest part
of the castle, most of which dates from the 17th century. Glamis
has strong associations with the Royal family as the childhood
home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Fine
displays of china, furniture, paintings, tapestry and the reputed
presence of more than one ghost are other attractions
Cathedral Dunkeld (14 miles) The cathedral
of Scotland's ancient capital, Dunkeld
once the seat of the
Pictish kings, dates from between the 12th and 15th centuries.
Much of it was destroyed in the Reformation, and the nave and
aisles have no roof to this day, although the choir
thoroughly restored. In the nave lies Charles Edward Stuart,
self-deluding illegitimate son of the Young Pretender's daughter
and a French bishop. His life, spent in search of the fame
and fortune he thought due to him as a Stuart, ended in a stagecoach
accident near Dunkeld.
Palace, Scone near Perth (16 miles) Although
it incorporates earlier work, the Scone Palace that is seen
today dates mostly from the 19th century. Home of the earls
of Mansfield the castle displays a good range of the typical
acquisitions of a Scottish aristocratic family including porcelain,
ivories, furniture and needlework.
The grounds are extensive and include a pinetum (an area of land reserved for
conifers). Historically, Scone was the crowning place of Scotland's monarchs.
The actual coronation site, Moot Hill, is within the palace grounds.
Folk Museum, Glamis (9 miles) A row of 19th-century
terraced rural cottages with stone-slab roof has been converted
into the Angus Folk Museum. There are themed rooms as in
house. These portray everyday life in the 19th century in this
mostly rural ancient Scottish county.
Museum, Meigle (3 miles) A truly unique
museum housing a fascinating collection of sculpted stones
of the Celtic Christian period. The 25 stones on display were
excavated from the local churchyard and now represent the largest
collection of their kind in existence.
Golf Museum, St. Andrews (25
miles) Five hundred years of golf history are replayed, stroke-by-stroke,
in the multi-award-winning British Golf Museum opposite the
Royal and Ancient
Golf Club in St Andrews. Touch screens test
visitors' skills and knowledge of the lives of champions and
key matches. Storyboards and videos bring famous players of
the national game to life from Mary Queen of Scots onwards.
Treasures on display include old golf clubs and trophies, souvenirs
and clothing once owned by star players.
Plant Collectors' Garden adjacent to Pitlochry Festival Theatre.
Celebrating 300 years of botanical exploration
Take a journey around the world following the footsteps
of Scottish plant collectors.
The garden will exhibit and develop collections of sculpture and visual art.
Drummond Castle GardensTwo miles south of Crieff
A mile of beech lined avenue leads to a formidable ridge-top house.
Enter through the woven iron portcullis to the terraces and view a magnificent
Italianate parterre celebrating the saltire.
Gardens, Perth (17 miles) A haven of peace
and colour, Branklyn Gardens has
been described as the finest
private gardens in Scotland. Among an outstanding plant collection,
the Himalayan blue poppy makes a breathtaking display and a
rock garden glows with purple maple and golden Cedrus. Seasonal
highlights in May and June are the alpines and rhododendrons
autumn the fiery red maple Acer palmatum. Branklyn Gardens
belongs to the National Trust for Scotland.
of Pitmuies, Guthrie (20 miles) Old-fashioned
walled gardens feature fine displays of traditional roses,
and borders with massed delphiniums.
Rhododendron glades and
an unusual turreted dovecot and Gothic wash-house provide further
The garden is at its best between May and July.