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Nae Limits! Outdoor activities

Nae Limits! Outdoor Activities

Fancy a bit of White Water Rafting? Or what about some Quad Biking?

At Nae limits, there is so much to do. Take part in White Water Rafting, Canyoning, Tubing, Quad Biking and many more Awesome Adventure Activities

With over 14 Adrenalin-fueled water and land activities, there is plenty to dig your teeth into!

Perth Racecourse

Perth Racecourse

Hooves thundering down the track, the crowd cheering in unison, ladies dressed in heels and hats and the bookmakers building with anticipation.

A day at the races is unlike any other at Perth Racecourse, who  have built a national reputation for fantastic racing, a thrilling atmosphere and beautiful surroundings.

View the official website to see what’s on.

Branklyn Garden

Branklyn Garden

This attractive garden, a peaceful haven within walking distance of Perth city centre, was developed by John and Dorothy Renton in the early 1920s after they built their Arts and Crafts-inspired house.

The couple were keen to have a garden that featured rare and unusual plants and flowers from all over the world. Thanks to the seeds collected by renowned plant hunters (including George Forrest and Frank Ludlow) and due to Dorothy’s remarkable gardening skills, the couple’s wish was granted.

Today, gardeners and botanists come from across the globe to admire Branklyn’s outstanding collection, particularly the rhododendrons, alpines and peat-garden plants. It also holds several National Collections of plants, including Meconopsis and Cassiope.

MacDiarmid Park

MacDiarmid Park

It has been the home ground of Scottish Premiership side St Johnstone since its opening in 1989. The stadium has an all-seated capacity of 10,696.

As well as St Johnstone matches, McDiarmid Park has been chosen to host the final of the Scottish Challenge Cup on nine occasions. It has also been used for rugby union, including a full international between Scotland and Japan in 2004, several Scotland A fixtures, and some home matches of the former Caledonia Reds team.

Perth Theatre

Perth Theatre

After undergoing a three year transformation project Perth Theatre is almost ready to reopen again.

Slap bang in the middle of Perth’s bustling High Street, who would expect to find one of Scotland’s oldest theatres. The theatre as it stands today opened on Perth High Street in 1900 and at the time it boasted an 800-seat auditorium. When it opened the interior was described as ‘one of the finest in Scotland’. View our Perth Theatre history timeline

At over 115 years old the Grand Old Lady of Scottish Theatre needed a transformation, and since 2014 they have been embarking on a £16.5 million project to do just that. Find out more information about Transform Perth Theatre on their website.

Huntingtower Castle

Huntingtower Castle

Built in the 15th and 16th centuries, the castle is in impeccable condition with 2 complete towers. There is an original painted ceiling in the hall of the eastern tower dating from about 1540.  Appreciate the castle’s odd layout, the two tower houses have been placed close together and joined in the 17th century.  The castle is a 10 minute drive from the hotel and parking is available at the attraction.

Outlander Locations in Perth

Outlander Locations in Perth

If you have found yourself caught in the mystical and spell-binding Outlander saga and wish to be swept away to Claire and Jamie’s world, come and experience the land that inspired the writer Diana Gabaldon and the TV series producers. Visit Perth and experience some of the Outlander film locations in the area and embark on an inspiring journey.

Drummond Castle Gardens

Standing in for the ornate park and orchard of the Palace of Versailles in France, the stunning Drummond Gardens are one of Europe’s finest examples of a formal garden.  Designed in the Italian parterre style, the gardens are approached by a mile-long driveway of beech trees that leads to the imposing walls of Drummond Castle.  Look out for the peacocks which lend an aristocratic air to the graden’s scenery! Note: the castle isn’t open to the public.

Tibbermore Church

Set in a fascinating walled graveyard, this characterful rural church with medieval origins is known as Cranesmuir Church and hosts the scene of the infamous witch trial. Visit to step back in time and stand in Claire and Geillis’s fictional footsteps in the pulpit – if you dare!