Perthshire and Angus
There’s something for everyone in Perthshire and Angus. From hiking, golfing, fishing and Munro bagging, to the gentler enjoyment of nature watching, history and culture, every interest is catered for.
You’ll find specialist shops with artisan crafts and antiques, farmers’ markets with a range of food and drink to delight your senses, and an abundance of restaurants and bars to revitalise you. With Morris Leslie Villages you get to enjoy one of Scotland’s top destinations for years to come.
Castles, Galleries and Museums
Perthshire, Angus and beyond are known for magnificent castles that have shaped Scotland’s history. Glamis Castle is only 15 minutes from Ruthven Falls and shouldn’t be missed, while the area’s galleries and museums offer a unique and immersive experience of times past. The stunning architecture of the V&A Museum in Dundee holds the latest insights of contemporary art and design.
Scotland is world renowned as the home of golf and our envious location, Perthshire and Angus boasts over 100 courses within an easy 45 minute drive. There are a mixture of the finest championship, links and parkland courses to choose from when based at Ruthven Falls. Many courses are world renowned, such as Rosemount, Carnoustie, Gleneagles and St Andrews. And right on the doorstep, we have Alyth, Kirriemuir and Strathmore golf courses all within 10 minutes’ drive.
Nature and Wildlife
If you love nature and wildlife, then Ruthven Falls will be your ideal place. Next to the development is the famed River Isla which has seen trout, salmon and grayling along with the odd otter and beaver making this their home. Along the rugged Angus coastline, you can spot ospreys, razorbills, seals and dolphins, and when heading into the hills there are stags, pheasants, red kites, red squirrels and grouse. You could also be lucky enough to spot golden eagles, wildcats, mountain hares and pine martins in the Cairngorm Mountains. Perthshire is also known as Big Tree Country, including more champion trees than anywhere else in the UK and more than 200,000 acres of woodlands to explore.
Food and Drink
Perthshire and Angus has an excellent reputation for the best of food and drink. From top restaurants to charming coffee shops, farm shops to specialist food stores, and distilleries producing wines, beers, gins and whisky, you’ll be spoilt for choice. If you feel like dining in and making the most of your luxury fitted kitchen, you’ll find there is an abundance of excellent local produce to choose from.
Culture, Events and Shopping
You’ll never be bored in Perthshire and Angus. If sports and outdoor activities are not your thing, there’s plenty to keep you busy. Along with concerts, events, shopping, art galleries and museums in the cities of Perth and Dundee, there are numerous specialist attractions in the surrounding areas that will hold your interest for a day of wandering. You’ll find artisan shops specialising in cashmere, jewellery, books and chocolate, all waiting to be discovered. Antique enthusiasts are well served, with a few large antiques centres, as well as smaller, individual businesses.
Highland Perthshire and neighbouring Angus are perfect for experiencing outdoor life to its fullest. From fishing to horse riding, nature watching and hill walking, there are endless opportunities to explore these stunning areas of Scotland.