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Perth & Whisky
Perth no longer has any distilleries - Strathearn is the nearest, but in the past there were 11 in the area, including one in Perth itself - in St John Street from 1821 to 1825. Stronachie, near Bridge of Earn, operated from 1890 until closed by Diageo predecessor DCL in 1928, but the name has been revived by AD Rattray, who have bottled a Stronachie for the past 10 years or so - though the Malt is actually from Benrinnes.
Excell Wines in St John Street carries a good selection of whiskies, and has organised whisky festivals in Perth.
Perth is the Gateway to the Highlands and also known as The Fair City (Sir Walter Scott's fault). Before the Forth and Tay Rail bridges were built you had to travel through Perth, for road users this was true for much longer.
Arriving & Departing
Maps: Open Cycle Bing
Perth (PTH) - Live Train Times: PTH
Access by ramps from passageway between platforms, and main footbridge has ramps as well as steps. Also note access via car park 2 to platforms 4 to 7 from Glasgow Road (A93) - very useful for access to the north and west of the city. There is now a bridge at the Southern end of the platforms with lift access (curious design when accessed from Platform 2, as there is a step down to the lift, which can be avoided with a small detour, but seems like bad planning).
Perth is on Cycle Route 77, part of which is the route through North Inch. There are also other cycle routes to the north of the city, including the Lade Walk, which can be accessed from the Station car park (see above) by the judicious use of Morrisons and other retail park car parks.
Alma Villa* 73 Dunkeld Road 01738 625387/07926 934156
Stayed at this B&B both times I've been to Perth, Friendly and good value for money. Excellent breakfast.
Dunkeld Road has a string of B&Bs and Guest Houses in this area
For more options see Undiscovered Scotland
Moulin Hotel* Moulin 01796 472196
Have dined there several times - good food, good selection of whiskies and they brew their own beer.
Limos (Greek/Mediterranean) 3a Atholl Road 01796 474400
Good food good value, no malt whisky!
Strathgarry Hotel 113 Atholl Road 01796 472469
Plenty of other options
Moulin Inn* Moulin 01796 472196
Port-na-Craig Inn* Port-na-Craig 01796
Reasonable range of whiskies, but tourist prices.
Escape Route 3 Atholl Rd, Pitlochry 01796 473859
Progression Bikes The Smiddy,St Ninians Wynd, Dunkeld 07825 322225
Bike Hire also available at:
Blair Atholl Bike Hire at Food in the Park cafe at the new Gateway Centre adjacent to Blair Atholl Country Life Museum 01796 481500
Dunolly Adventures Taybridge Drive, Aberfeldy 01887 820928
See also www.cyclehighlandperthshire.com/
Photos on this page were taken by me. Click on photo to enlarge. Full size versions of all my photos of Perth are available are on Flickr: