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Perthshire Reports

County Review by elias on February 28th, 2006
We had a glorious time in perthshire and in particular in and around Aberfeldy. On the drive up as soon as went over the forth bridge the landscape changed dramatically and one could have been in Canada for the spruces, mountains and lochs (ok not quite as dramatic but very different to the rest of the UK). The people were super friendly, the evenings light and long (it seemed to get truly dark only at midnight) and there was not a midge in sight. Well well worth a visit wherever you are from

Aberfeldy, Perthshire

Review of Aberfeldy by tom mcgrath on August 11th, 2007
Having lived in Aberfeldy for 20yrs until 1959 I have come across references to the distillery always as Dewars. I can definitely remember the sign on the railway wall as CRAWFORDS ,and being presented with a bottle of CRAWFORDS FOUR STAR on my 21st birthday.I remember the old railway station and catching the milk train from Ballinluig on my first leave after square bashing,having travelled from Wilmslow via Crewe to catch the Highland express and waiting in Ballinluig at 4.30 am.My last time in Feldy was 1996 and I was amazed at all the changes and how much the place has grown.I hope to be able to visit again in the near future.

Review of Aberfeldy by elias on February 28th, 2006
We had a glorious time in perthshire and in particular in and around Aberfeldy. The town is very quaint and very scottish (not that we were expecting something Japanese looking up here) with a delightful village square and masses of wonderful countryside all around. The people were super friendly, the evenings light and long (it seemed to get truly dark only at midnight) and there was not a midge in sight. Well well worth a visit wherever you are from. The air is CLEAN!

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Auchterarder, Perthshire

Review of Auchterarder by claire powell on September 24th, 2006
It is tragic that the Tourist Board office is scheduled for closure. They have been prepared, in many instances to provide information to overseas tourists who have been ignored by the Edinburgh Tourist Board office.

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Blair Atholl, Perthshire

Review of Blair Atholl by anne kerr on June 30th, 2006
been on site at blair atholl ten out of ten brilliant!

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Crianlarich, Perthshire

Review of Crianlarich by Eddie Halliday on May 4th, 2006
I spent 2 seasons working in Crainlarich, at the Rod and Reel, back in 1991/92, it's a great wee place....well it was a wee place back then, unsure how/if it's expanded in the 14odd yrs since I last was there. Nice area and friendly locals. Are the Poulson's still the owners of the Rod and Reel? Be good to hear of anyone that's been there recently, to see if the Rod 'n Reel and Ben More have changed much and the youth hostel was practically brand new then, very swish and clean... Eddie

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Dunning, Perthshire

Review of Dunning by scott on June 19th, 2011
dunning hotel really good food and friendly staff fantastic value

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Kinloch Rannoch, Perthshire

Review of Kinloch Rannoch by visitor on August 19th, 2006
I spend many weeks at Kilvrecht and the description of this site as being tranquil and peaceful is true during the week,thats the reason I go, but some weekends that changes and it is as described by previous posts. It is only a few who make disturb the peace. The site is better supervised now,with the warden spending a lot more time there, but the nature of this site is such that it would not be possible to have a warden all the time, perhaps a warden onsite at weekends during peak times would be an idea. This is a most peaceful site which is well looked after. The walks and surroundings are very pleasant at any time of the year.

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Pitlochry, Perthshire

Review of Pitlochry by Ian whittle on September 1st, 2008
Well having just returned from the Tummell valley (today actually), having spent a week at the holiday park, thought i would give my impressions whilst still clear in my mind- we spent a week in a heather range caravan, costing 450 for the week.The park is 13 mile from Pitlochry, and set in a beautiful park near the river (which was a torrent all this week!). Checking in was easy and painless (4pm though), and our van was clean and comfortable, if unfortunatley at the very top of the hill in the woods!meaning quite a walk! The reception is at the very bottom, linked to a shop, the bar and small entertainment lounge and restuarant. The pool, though small and not deep only allows 33 people in at a time (hourly timed sessions), on a first come first in basis. The shop stocks most things slightly more expensive than in the nearest town, but thats to be expected. the bar was well stocked (2.60 a pint of Lager, 1.80 pint of coke etc), though most of the staff would appear to be immigrant workers and speak little english! That applies to the small take away shop (chippy!)too! Be clear you check your order when recieved! The entertainment was no where near as good as say a Haven park, more poor club singers etc, little else really, bngo every night at 7pm, some basic small kids entertainment and thats about it for the bar. Meals, were pricy apart from the breakfasts, but very nice. The Sunday carvery however was overpriced for the portion (adults 8.95, kids 4.95). Word of warning, as expected there were lots of mossies and if your unlucky with these critters, expect lots of nasty bites! ( i dont usually get bitten, i did many times this week as did my son!) There was an infestation of wasps also! they were everywhere and in your pints if outside- crawling into open coke cans etc- BEWARE! The weather (beyond controll i know!)was quite poor with rain most days except one, and this led to boredom on the kids parts as there is nothing to do here in the rain! Bicycle hire was maxed out on the fine day, so if you intend to do this look at the weather and book early. pitlochry is a nice town and well worth a visit, as is Aberfeldy nearby. Other attractions involve a long round trip so expect to put in plenty of fuel if your out and about daily from here. To summarise- total peace and quiet, magnificent scenery- park a little run down and basic facilities- little to do if raining, even quite a few of their small amusement arcade games were not working! If you prefer Haven park type facilities this is not your place. If y just want peace and quiet with a drink on an evening, sitting by the river etc, this will suit you. This review may have been differant had the sun shone, as we had planned so much outdoors etc. we will not be going again in the near future, the kids prefer a more lively environment, and i was knackered after a five hour drive to get home! Hope you enjoy and found some of this usefull Ian

Review of Pitlochry by Miss Mackie on June 2nd, 2008
I have just returned from a family trip to Faskally camp site. We were a group of 26 including small children. I was appalled with the manners and customer service from the staff. We went to bed at 1am after packing up and getting all the children ready for bed after the 12am curfew. The next morning we were asked to leave due to complaints from others campers even though there were others still sitting up when we went to bed. Upon collecting our refunds from the shop we were distastefully called a 'mob' by one of the workers with the manager looking on. We have been going to this camp site for 5 years and have never had a minutes trouble until this weekend. I would advise anyone looking for a short holiday to avoid this site as it is not a place for having fun or a wee drink - apparently. We will be looking for somewhere else for our camping trip next year - definitely!

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Strathyre, Perthshire

Review of Strathyre by Robert Ferguson on October 30th, 2009
Your location for Strathyre is wrong. You say it lies on the west bank of Loch Lubnaig. There is no road on the west bank of Loch Lubnaig and Strathyre lies about one mile north of Loch Lubnaig.

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