Take the train to Perthshire, a land of breathtaking beauty boasting emerald forests, majestic mountains and the cultural riches of the small but vibrant city of Perth.

Home to ‘Big Tree Country’ the region offers a stunning setting in which to enjoy a whole host of outdoor activities, from walking and cycling to golf on championship courses (including Gleneagles, host to the 2014 Ryder Cup) and even bungee-jumping.

Superb tourist spots abound, with the likes of luxury hotel Crieff Hydro, the towns of Dunkeld and Birnam (the latter’s wood made famous by Shakespeare’s Macbeth), and beautiful Pitlochry with its famous Festival Theatre and the ‘Soldier’s Leap’ at the Pass of Killiecrankie.

With centuries of history to uncover at fascinating museums, castles and historic sites, superb food and drink, exciting events and festivals and more, you’ll quickly fall under the spell of this special part of Scotland.

And what better way to travel to and through this wonderful landscape than by rail? Just sit back, relax and enjoy the view.

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To help plan your trip to Perthshire, VisitScotland provides more in-depth information here

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