1. Kirrie Explorer Kirriemuir Kirrie is small, but packed with its own quirky history – it’s the birthplace of Peter Pan author JM Barrie and AC/DC rock god Bon Scott.
Knockendarroch Hotel and Restaurant, Pitlochry It was recently voted one of Britain’s most romantic hotels and “Discovery Of The Year 2016”. We’ll be honest, it’s isn’t budget. But they do offer last-minute discounts and midweek deals, so check out their website for details.
Tayside is absolutely tops. From the heather-covered hills of Perthshire to the silvery Tay flowing past bonnie Dundee, it really has got the lot.
Campbell’s bakery, Crieff This long-established bakery is a favourite with locals and if you like strawberry tarts, theirs are definitely worth trying. Some locals claim Campbell’s Scotch pie is “the pie of all pies”. Now, that is quite a claim. We can’t say for sure if they truly are the best pies in Scotland, but they’re definitely a winner. And their tattie scones aren’t half-bad, either. Fancy yourself on Bake Off? Campbell’s also run a fun Saturday baking class. There is also a branch in Comrie.
Whether you've lived in Tayside all your life or you're a first-time visitor, we want to help you uncover some hidden gems and hotspots that'll are perfect for a day out with a difference.
1. CAIRN O'MHOR, Errol You might be surprised to learn that the Cairn o’ Mohr winery is regularly ranked one of the top activities in Perthshire. We aren’t. On a sunny day, it’s a perfect jaunt. Of course, there are tours of the winery and you can buy wine. Don’t mind if we do – make ours a bottle of raspberry. There’s also a lovely café and decked seating area, play areas and tours with a guide who is simply a hoot. Oh, and there’s a spooky ghost tour, which promises a “terrifying experience” for £24.50. Well, what else would you spend £24.50 on?