The fantastic things you can do in & around Perth in winter

Kinnoull Hill

Kinnoull Hill provides a dramatic backdrop to Scotland’s ‘Fair City’ as it is visible throughout Perth. The Woodland Park forms a tranquil haven for people and wildlife with miles of grassy paths and waymarked nature trails through fine mixed woodlands. The distinctive folly near the summit was built in the 19th century as a reflection of the castles on the banks of the Rhine. Its neighbour, Deuchny Hill, is surmounted by the remains of an Iron Age fort. In common with other private sites at that time, Kinnoull Hill was part of a designed landscape with carefully laid out walks and drives.

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Scone Palace

Once the workplace of the famous Scottish plant collector David Douglas, the grounds of Scone Palace today support a magnificent Douglas fir raised from the original seed he sent back from America in 1827. A new pinetum planted close to one planted in the early 1850s gives a stark contrast between the age of the trees present at the site.

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