Car-free adventures aroundPerthPerth and Kinross

Visit Scone Palace where Scottish monarchs were crowned. Stroll by the River Tay and see the Black Watch Museum. Ride the bus out of town to one of Scotland’s finest gardens at Drummond Castle. You can get to Perth by train or by bus from Edinburgh and Glasgow. Clean, cool stagecoach buses with free wi-fi also make the journey hourly and all routes from the south start with a spectacular crossing of the Forth Bridge.

  • County: Perth and Kinross
  • Great for: art | birds | castles | gardens | history | scenic bus and train |
  • Refreshments: pubs, cafes and restaurants
  • Please note: researched/updated September 2019. If anything’s changed or you have tips to share, do get in touch: features@goodjourney.org.uk
  1. 3. Ride to Drummond Castle

    A fifty minute bus ride through the countryside will bring you to Drummond Castle near Crieff, where some of Scotland’s most spectacular formal gardens are laid out at the end of a beautiful beech avenue.

    • Bus 15A leaves hourly from the bus station or from South Street and sets off out of Perth.
    • From the bus window, there are rolling woods and valleys, 15th century Huntingtower Castle above fields of sheep or the circular towers of Methven Castle on its wooded hill.
    • It may be a mile-long walk from the gate of Drummond Castle to the gardens, but it runs along a fairy-tale avenue of beech trees – especially glorious in autumn – with views over the woods and lakes to the hills beyond.

Look out for the Good Journey Mark – where car-free visitors are welcome and enjoy a discount

Visit car-free in 2019!