Glenshieling House is ideally located to explore the area of Perthshire and beyond with the house sitting just off the A93 that leads North to Braemar, Royal Deeside and the ski slopes of Glenshee (located only half an hour away) for those keen skiers and snowboarders or the ‘Cateran Trail’ – a 64 mile circular route through beautiful Perthshire (starting and finishing in Blairgowrie) and the Angus glens, in the footsteps of the fearsome cattle thieves of the Highlands.
Or you could relax and unwind by the edge of the river whilst doing a spot of fishing… For keen golfers, there are over forty easily accessible golf courses in Perthshire surrounded by stunning scenery. For those of you who want to experience the Highlands, there are plenty of scenic local villages to visit such as Dunkeld and Birnam (where Beatrix Potter holidayed as a child), Pitlochry and Aberfeldy and beyond with Perth and Dundee only a short drive away.
Guests can enjoy visiting historic sites such as Scone Palace – The crowning place of Scottish Kings and steeped in history (25 minute drive), Glamis Castle – childhood home of the late Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and the setting for Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ (30 minute drive), Balmoral Castle – Scottish home of the Royal family (1.5 hours), Blair Castle- Ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl – dating from 1269 (55 minute drive).
Dundee, known as the City of Discovery, is a modern and vibrant city set in a stunning location at the mouth of the River Tay. It is home to The Discovery @ Discovery Point – Captain Scott’s famous polar exploration ship plus a variety of other attractions (40 minute drive from Glenshieling House). Dundee is currently undergoing a major waterfront renovation that will see the opening of the new V&A Museum of Design in 2018. The City is also bidding to be European Capital of Culture in 2023 and is home to a plethora of restaurants, bars, coffee shops and High Street shopping stores. Across the beautiful Tay Road Bridge and only a further thirty minute drive lies the Ancient University town of St Andrews and the home of golf.