Try renting Perthshire holiday cottages and live like a local in this historic Scottish County. Perth's medieval origins as once the capital of Scotland ensures it still retains many of its heritage buildings. Visit the 12th century Church of St.John, where John Knox established the Scottish Presbyterian Church in 1560.
The Black Watch has an excellent regimental display in their headquarters in Balhousie Castle. In Scone Palace the Stone of Destiny was guarded between the 9th and 13th centuries until Edward the First took it to Westminster Abbey. Here it stayed until its return to Scotland at the new Scottish Parliament to Edinburgh Castle. Balhousie Castle and Scone Palace are both open to visitors.
Dunkeld enjoys an idyllic situation by the River Tay with its row of Little Houses hard by the ruined Cathedral. Dunkeld is where Beatrix Potter gave Peter Rabbit his home in the surrounding countryside. Tour and taste some fine malt whiskey at the Blair Athol Distillery where the world-famous Bell's Whisky is made.