Scotland might be best known for its historical capital, Edinburgh, and the remote wilderness of the Scottish Highlands, but those touring the country will quickly find that wherever they visit they’re bound to discover both historical and natural wonders just a short trip from their hotel door.
Discover the Attractions of Perth and Kinross
Those visiting the region of Perth and Kinross will find a unique mixture of landscapes to explore, as it is home to Loch Leven, the Lowlands’ largest freshwater body, the glittering River Tay, the foothills of the Highlands, and a number of spectacular glens. Local attractions include the famous Scone Palace, where many of Scotland’s kings were crowned, Blair Castle, the ancestral home of Clan Murray, and St John’s Kirk, one of Scotland’s most important religious sites.
Visit the Birnam Oak in the Village of Birnam
Most famous for its appearance in Shakespeare’s masterful drama Macbeth, the Birnam Oak and its neighbouring Birnam Sycamore are commonly believed to be the last trees of the Birnam Wood, celebrated in the Bard of Avon’s Scottish play. It is thought that Shakespeare’s received his inspiration for this section of the play during a visit to Perth, Birnam, and Aberdeen in 1599.
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