Perthshire is home to some of Scotland’s most stunning scenery, ranging from the domestic farmlands of Strathtay, the Highlands behind Crieff and Aberfeldy, to the ancient granite ochils on which Alexander House sits.
For the very best source of all that is on in Perthshire visit perthshire.co.uk.
Restaurants and Catering
There are good restaurants in and around Auchterarder here are just a couple that do require prebooking well in advance!
Has a good selection of shops, restaurants, supermarket and pretty churches for weddings. It is called ‘The Lang Toon’ because it is spread all the way along the street along the ridge making it very long indeed!
Horse riding, falconry, shooting school, restaurants, quad biking, fishing and claypigeon shooting are all available nearby either at Gleneagles Hotel or elsewhere.
Active Perthshire can organise multi-day activities over a range of 35 different options.
There is also the Snodome in Glasgow at Xscape where there is also a whole range of other indoor activities, just under an hour away - xscape.co.uk
Golf is also everywhere in Perthshire! With a total of 40 golf courses in the area you are spoilt for choice. With a Perthshire Green Card giving you access to 19 of the 18 hole courses for just £99 for 5 rounds or £65 for 3 it's good value too.
If you would like help arranging activities and catering for your stay at Alexander House, please contact our friends at Highland Lodges who can organise every detail of your trip and assist with your every request - highlandlodges-scotland.com
Whisky and Castles
Perthshire has become almost synonymous with whisky and castles. Scotland 's smallest distillery (Edradour in Pitlochry) is an hour away and its oldest (Glenturret at Crieff, now featuring The Famous Grouse Experience) is only 20 minutes away. Also notable are Blair Athol, the Dewars World of Whisky Centre and distillery in Aberfeldy, and Dalwhinnie a little further north. All featuring excellent visitor centres and plenty of free samples!
And as for castles, Blair Castle, reputedly Scotland's finest is a day out in itself, with Castle Menzies at Aberfeldy, the magnificent Scone Palace on the outskirts of Perth, and home to Perth Races, are all a must visit!
Stirling Castle, home to the Kings of Scotland is just 20 minutes away and Edinburgh is just an hour away. Both can be reached by train from Alexander House. Another fabulous day out is to Loch Leven where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned by her sister Elizabeth in the now ruined castle in the middle of the loch, which is only accessible only by boat - historic-scotland.gov.uk
Edinburgh is a vibrant city that combines the best of classical architecture with a lively and exciting arts community. For more information visit edinburgh.org.
Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland with an amazing industrial history, huge public buildings from its industrial golden age and museums to rival any in the world, including the world famed Rennie Mackintosh museum - visitscotland.com.