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Ardoch Roman Fort & Marching Camps Museum

Braco.      

www.ancient-scotland.co.uk

The Roman Fort at Ardoch is an archeological site just outside Braco village is one of the best preserved in the Roman military earthworks in the whole Empire and is said to be one of he most impressive complete camps and Roman forts in Britain

Castle Campbell & Gardens  

Dollar      

www.historicenvironment.scot

15th Century fortress situated above Dollar Glen and once home to the powerful Campbell Clan and Earls of Argyll and with connections to historical figures such as John Knox and Mary Queen of Scots.    Beautifully sited on a narrow bridge overlooked by the Ochil Hills, it is often used as a calendar choice due to its perceived beauty. Gorgeous views and good for children to explore.  Check website before visiting for opening times and ticket prices etc.

Stop for lunch in the village and if time, check out the Dollar Museum and learn abut the 877 Battle of Dollar

Innerpeffray Library and Clan Museum.              

4 miles - between Auchterarder and Crieff

www.innnerpeffraylibrary.co.uk

The oldest free lending library in Scotland, founded about 1680...steeped in history from Roman times offering hands on experience of Scottish heritage.   Check the website for opening times which vary during the Summer and Winter months.

Stirling Castle  

www.stirlingcastle.gov.uk

One of Scotland's most important historical sites and once up a long time ago the favourite residence of the Stewart Clan Kings and Queens.   More recently made famous by Mel Gibson who played William Wallace in "Braveheart".    Plan a day trip for this and check the website first to plan your day.

Whilst beauty is in the eye of the beholder, Glamis Castle is often considered Scotland's most beautiful and was the childhood home of Elizabeth, The Queen Mother and birthplace of HRH Princess Margaret.   Beautiful gardens - in 1893 the 13th Earl laid out the "Dutch Garden" to the front and the Queen Mother's parents continued the formal style with the "Italian Garden" in 1910.       Open from April to October - check website to plan visit.

Probably one of Perthshire's most popular visitor attractions... and good for a day trip.   Scone Palace was the crowning place of Scottish Kings including MacBeth, Robert the Bruce and Charles's II... crowned on the Stone of Scone (known as the Stone of Destiny) - which now resides in Edinburgh Castle.   The State rooms are open April till end September.     The gardens include the famous David Douglas Pinetum plus star shaped maze.     And of course..... some very noisy and colourful peacocks!

Approach to Glamis Castle

Castle Campbell & Gardens

Innerpeffray Library & Clan Museum

Stirling Castle

The Crypt within Glamis Castle

Ardoch Roman Fort at Braco

Scone Palace and Peacock

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