One of the joys of Great Scotland is the beautiful scenery you will find all around our members. Here are brief details of just a few of the beautiful places you can enjoy on a visit to Great Scotland.
The five Angus Glens - Glen Isla, Glen Prosen, Glen Clova, Glen Doll and Glen Esk - are areas of outstanding natural beauty much loved by walkers and cyclists. They link the rich farmlands of Strathmore with the high Cairngorm Mountains and form narrow passes between the high hills that were traditionally used by drovers (cattle dealers) to take their beasts to market.
The Angus Glens are most easily visited from The Blairgowrie Golf Club and Glamis Castle.
Dunkeld is an historic village on the banks of the River Tay built around a partly ruined medieval cathedral. The village contains many protected historic buildings and is a well known centre of Scottish folk music as well as the gateway to Perthshire's Big Tree Country. There are many popular forest walks including The Hermitage, a trail to a Victorian folly overlooking waterfalls.
Dunkeld is most easily visited from Murrayshall House Hotel & Golf Courses and Scone Palace.
The East Neuk is a series of picturesque fishing villages on the east coast of Scotland. Villages such as Anstruther, Crail and Elie boast working harbours with small boats, long sandy beaches and some of the freshest seas food in the country.
The East Neuk of Fife is most easily visited from Discovery Point, Fairmont St Andrews Golf Resort & Spa and Verdant Works.
Falkland is a beautiful conservation village built around a large medieval palace that was once the home of Scottish kings. It lies at the foot of the Lomond Hills, a popular area with walkers that offers spectacular views across Great Scotland.
Falkland is most easily visited from Murrayshall House Hotel & Golf Courses and Scone Palace.
Known as Scotland's longest, loneliest and loveliest glen, Glen Lyon is a wild, almost deserted place of spectacular Highland scenery hemmed in by high mountains. At its mouth lies the village of Fortingall, famed for its thatched cottages and the 3,000 year old Fortingall Yew Tree, the oldest living thing in Europe.
Glen Lyon is most easily visited from Bell's Blair Athol Distillery and Blair Castle.
An archetypal Highland loch, Loch Earn lies within Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and sits in the shadow of Ben Vorlich. Popular with anglers, walkers and water sports enthusiasts, the village of St Fillans at its eastern end offers spectacular views down the full length of the loch.
Loch Earn is most easily visited from Murrayshall House Hotel and Scone Palace..
Loch Tay is one of Scotland's largest lochs stretching almost 20 miles from east to west. At its eastern end, the conservation village of Kenmore has many historic buildings, including Scotland's oldest inn and an Iron Age crannog (a loch dwelling on stilts), and is a popular centre for water sports of all types.
Loch Tay is most easily visited from Bell's Blair Athol Distillery and Blair Castle.