10 amazing facts about Perthshire

10 amazing facts about Perthshire

It’s no mystery that we at Kennacoil LOVE where we live so here’s 10 amazing facts about Perthshire.

The city of Perth is also known as ‘The Fair City’. It’s been known as this ever since the publication of the story ‘Fair Maid of Perth’, which was written by the famous Scottish writer, Sir Walter Scott, in 1828.

Scone Palace

Scone Palace, in Perth, was the original home of the Stone of Destiny. Historically, this was an integral part of tradition when crowning Scottish Kings. The stone now lives on display in Edinburgh Castle, but a replica can still be seen at Scone Palace.

Greyfriars Churchyard

One of the earliest ever recorded gravestones in Scotland is located in Greyfriars Churchyard, Perth.

Innerpeffray Library

The oldest lending library in Scotland is located near Crieff. Founded in 1680,  Innerpeffray Library is sure to be ripe in historical literature.

Distinctive mountains

Fan of the great outdoors? There are seven distinctive mountains of note in Perthshire. These are: Ben Lawers, Ben Vrackie, Sheilhallion, Beinn Dearg, Ben Mhor, Ben Vorlich and Beinn a’Gloe

Seven castles

If you’re a fan of mountains, then chances are you will be a fan of castles too. There are also seven distinctive castles of note in Perthshire. These are: Scone Palace, Blair Castle, Castle Menzies, Elcho Castle, Huntingtower Castle, Doune Castle and Drummond Castle.

Iconic distilleries

We are lucky in Perthshire to have not one, but two very iconic distilleries! We have Scotland’s oldest with Glenturret, and also Scotland’s smallest with Edredour. Well worth checking out and enjoying a little tipple afterwards.

Furthest from the sea

Have you ever wondered what is the furthest point in Scotland away from any of the encompassing oceans and seas? Well, the answer is actually Pitlochry in Perthshire. Apparently, nowhere else in Scotland is more than 62 miles from the great waters!

Pontius Pilate was a Scot... seriously 

This one will blow your mind! Pontius Pilate (best known for the trial and crucifixion of Jesus Christ) was actually born in Fortingall. Bet you didn’t know that one!

Ewan McGregor... he's ours

Ewan McGregor, best known for his starring role in Trainspotting, and soon to be Trainspotting 2, Ewan was born in Perth in 1971.

How many of these did you know? Let us know! If you feel inspired to visit any of these places and make memories of your own, then book your stay at Kennacoil today! We have gorgeous cottages and glamping pods in a stunning Perthshire setting. 

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