Birks of Aberfeldy

Robert Burns statue at the Birks of AberfeldyBirks of Aberfeldy in winter © Wendy Mattingley

Follow in the footsteps of the bard Robert Burns through this spectacular gorge to the small naturally formed seat, where the famous poet was said to rest and find inspiration while listening to the roar of the Falls of Moness – a must see particularly as the leaves in all their autumnal colours carpet the ground in reds, oranges and golds!

'Birks' is Scots for birch trees, and a beautiful birch woodland can be seen at the top of the Moness gorge. You can also get up close to a range of exotic specimen trees in a collection beside the Upper Birks car park.

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Cluny House Gardens

Red squirrel at Cluny House Gardens in winter © Wendy MattingleyCluny House Gardens giant redwood in winter © Wendy Mattingley

Cluny House Gardens is THE best site in Perthshire to spot red squirrels. Watch them as they run through the autumnal-coloured canopy of this wonderful wild woodland garden and around Britain’s widest tree, a 130-year-old giant redwood. You can also discover rare and exotic plants from around the world merged with native plants to create the unique atmosphere of a Himalayan woodland paradise.

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