Visiting central Scotland
Silverwood lies in the Perth and Kinross region, right in the middle of Scotland. Our central location is perfect for exploring Scotland and all this glorious country has to offer. Local cities Perth and Dundee are on our doorstep, and there are also plenty of historic towns and villages nearby. Not to mention the vast areas of magnificent forest and woodland to explore. You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to day trips and adventures in the surrounding area.
Surrounded by history
This area is rich in history and also in legend. Encompassing the historic counties of Perthshire and Kinross-shire, it is one the largest regions in Scotland. The Highland Boundary Fault runs across from north-west to south-west. Dividing the region into highland and lowland areas, each with very different geological and geographical characteristics. This makes it a fascinating and varied place to explore. There’s evidence of ancient civilisations in the form of standing stones, Bronze-age graves, burial cairns, settlements, fortifications and stone carvings. And through the ages, many different settlers have made their mark here, such as the Romans, Picts, Scots and Britons.
Big Tree Country
Perthshire is known as Big Tree Country, home to some of the tallest trees in the world! The great 19th century Scottish botanist, David Douglas, travelled the world on the hunt for new species of trees and plants. Bringing them back to his homeland of Perthshire and introducing many of the trees we recognise in Scotland today. Famously, the “Douglas Fir” became his namesake. So there are many stunning forest and woodland walks to enjoy in the area.
Top attractions and activities
Explore our guide to the best tourist attractions and activities in and around Perth and Dundee. Discover some of our favourite, historical sites, golf courses, walking routes and whisky distilleries. And get ready for a magical holiday in Scotland. If you need any help in planning your adventures during a stay at Silverwood, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.