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So many places to visit that you might need to extend your stay!

Historical places within 45 miles from Meikleour:

Scone Palace, 10 miles from Meikleour
Scone Palace is a 5 star visitor attraction combining amazing history, great collection of art and antiques, superb landscape and architecture, and fun for the children. Once the crowning place of the Kings of Scots, Scone Palace is a breathtakingly beautiful place of power and mystery and the rightful home of the celebrated Stone of Scone - also known as the Stone of Destiny. Scone Palace also hosts many fantastic events, including the Scottish Game Fair and the hugely popular 80's Rewind Festival every July. Perth race course is set within the majestic grounds of Scone Palace, the course skirts the banks of the mighty River Tay and weaves its way past trees that have stood since the time it was the playground of the Kings and Noblemen of Scotland.

Murthly Castle, 5 miles from Meikleour
Best known for its interiors by Pugin and Gillespie Graham, and its extensive avenues of American conifers, Murthly Castle is a private family home dating from the 15th century. Tours of the castle, chapel, walled garden and grounds are available by prior arrangement. The castle is also available to hire for your own private event.

Dunkeld and its Cathedral, 10 miles from Meikleour
Dunkeld emerged as a centre of Christianity during the 7th Century, when Columba came over from Iona. In the 9th Century, Kenneth MacAlpin, the first King of Scots, made Dunkeld head of the Celtic Church and capital of the newly-formed nation created by the union of the Scots and the Picts. The present Cathedral overlooking the river dates from 1318 and is surrounded by stunning woodland gardens. This beautiful town features picturesque small houses (part of the Scottish National Trust), charming shops, a traditional salmon smokery and the Beatrix Potter gardens, built in dedication to the author who spent so many years of her life here.

Glamis Castle, 17 miles from Meikleour
The castle is famed as being the childhood home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, birthplace of HRH The Princess Margaret and the setting for Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'. Stunning architecture, fascinating history and a beautiful pinetum and walled garden.

Blair Castle, 30 miles from Meikleour
Like many Scottish castles, Blair Castle has a long and illustrious history, throughout which it has accumulated many fascinating historical artefacts, including antique furniture, art, period dress and arms and armour.

Drummond Castle, 30 miles from Meikleour
Most famous for its gardens which are one of the very finest formal gardens in Europe. Simply majestic with a classic French structure but also Italianesque with its fountains, terracing, urns and statuary.

Stirling Castle, 43 miles from Meikleour
James V’s Palace at Stirling is one of the finest and best-preserved Renaissance buildings in Great Britain. Following a major programme of restoration, it can now be seen by visitors much as it may have looked on completion around 1545.

Distilleries within 30 miles from Meikleour:

“The Famous Grouse Experience" at Glenturret Distillery, Crieff.

Bells Blair Athol distillery in Piltlochry established in 1798 is one of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland.

Dewars World of Whisky Located just outside Aberfeldy.

Tullibardine Distillery in Blackford.

One of Perthshire "Big Tree Country" crown jewels:

The Meikleour Beech Hedge (300 yards from the pub)
This is officially the tallest hedge in the world (in the Guinness Book of Records since 1966). It stands some 37 metres (120 feet) tall at its highest point and runs for almost 180 metres (200 yards) in length. The hedge is cut every ten years taking 4 men approximately 6 weeks. It was planted in the autumn of 1745 by Jean Mercer of Meikleour and her husband Robert Murray Nairne, who was subsequently killed at the Battle of Culloden in 1746 fighting for the Highland Jacobite clans against Government forces. Following the death of her husband, Jean Mercer of Meikleour would not allow the hedge to be cut, letting it to grow towards the heavens in a tribute to and her husband Robert Murray Nairne’s memory. The direct descendants of Jean Mercer and Robert Nairne are the present owners of the hedge... and of Meikleour Arms!

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