Summer’s here and with weather like we’ve been having, there’s no need to head to the airport to enjoy the sun.
Across Courier Country there are hundreds of gorgeous and interesting places to stay, shop, eat and visit, offering plenty of days out or holiday destinations.
So whether you are a keen golfer, a history buff or just looking for an escape to the country, check out our list of some of the things to do and places to stay this summer.
Stylishly constructed from natural timber and stone by local craftsmen, Highland Heather Lodges lie in the beautiful valley of Strathearn on the Highland Line, which divides the Lowlands of Scotland from the Highlands. The lodges are perfectly situated on the doorstep of magnificent scenery from the Trossachs and Loch Lomond National Park.
If beauty, convenience and a great location are what you’re looking for, then take a break in one of the lodges for a fantastic mix of opulence and picturesque nature.
The accommodation comes equipped with hot tubs and barbecues to make your stay extra special!
Use the lodges as home base for a woodland walk or a breath-taking bike ride – there are places to paddle and castles to conquer wherever you look. Or take things at your own pace; see the sights or just get away from it all with a glass of wine under a blanket of stars.
Tigh Na Leigh in Alyth is a small guest house which is big on hospitality, great food and quality service.
Formerly a doctor’s house in Victorian times, it has been extensively modernised to afford guests every comfort while retaining its original character. With only five rooms in the main house, owners Chris and Bettina Black are able to give their guests every personal attention. A highlight is their fabulous four poster bedroom.
The house’s setting, with relaxing gardens, provide memorable photo opportunities to remind you to return soon! A veritable stress free zone. You’ll love the ambience, the tranquillity, the atmosphere, the freedom, the easy friendliness.
Tigh Na Leigh is also pet friendly so if you are a dog owner who does not want to put your beloved pet into a kennel then bring your dog with you. The area is great for walking and hiking, or just enjoying a break away from the hustle and bustle of every day life.
Glenshieling House is a magnificent Victorian villa built in 1893, peacefully located within its own private gardens and woodland of three acres and set amongst the rolling Perthshire hills, yet only a 15 minute stroll to Blairgowrie town centre and all its amenities.
The house has five beautifully refurbished en-suite bedrooms that offer all the modern comforts whilst retaining the charm of a character property.
The sumptuous two course breakfast with eggs from the house’s own resident hens (affectionately known as the Glenshieling Girls) will set you up for your day’s exploration of the stunning Highlands of Scotland.
They are perfectly situated for sightseeing, golfing, cycling, shooting, fishing, walking, skiing, adventurous sports activities and shopping.
Glenshieling House offers its guests a peaceful haven in a beautiful location, well away from the noise and bustle of everyday life.
A warm welcome awaits you…
Witness to over 1000 years of history in the heart of Angus is the stunning and historic Glamis Castle. Ancestral seat to the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne, inspiration for Shakespeare’s Macbeth and childhood home of H.M. Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. Glamis Castle has witnessed a wealth of history.
Throughout their open season expert guides will help visitors follow in the footsteps of Mary, Queen of Scots, James V, Bonnie Dundee, the Old Jacobite Pretender to the throne James VIII, the ill-fated Janet Douglas and of course tell the story of the bitter-sweet life of Mary Eleanor Bowes.
See the gardens and grounds flourish in the summer months, visit the Gift Shop for some inspirational gift ideas and be served scrumptious delights from the Victorian Kitchen Restaurant.
The castle has a very exciting line up of events for the summer.
Step back in time to find out more about the people who have a historic connection to Glamis in “Historic Evenings at Glamis Castle”.
Experience the spectacle of the SVVC extravaganza where hundreds of vintage vehicles are proudly displayed.
Laugh, cry and sing along with the Three Inch Fools as they present a musical take on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (July 22nd) and Hamlet (July 26th).
The Glamis Prom will return August 25 for an outstanding evening of British music. The Great British Songbook and the medley of home-grown-classics will include music from Elgar to Ed Sheeran, as well as a few surprises along the way.