Looking for an amazing family escape or a getaway with friends? This is for you!

Did you know Perth was a former capital of Scotland? The old city is ideally situated in the central belt with roads connecting the Highlands to the northeast. Perth Youth Hostel offers visitors, adventure seekers and holiday makers the perfect opportunity to get around and explore the rest of Scotland.

Below are 5 places you should visit this summer within easy reach of Perth Youth Hostel.

Kinnoull Hill - For those who enjoy the outdoors, Kinnoull Hill is beautifully situated on the edge of River Tay, offering breathtaking views from the summit. It is a relatively easy walk making it ideal for people of all ages including families. The trails are perfect for cyclists too. There are clear pathways and several routes all surrounding the hill. Very popular with the locals, Kinnoull Hill has paths for everyone. See City of Perth for a full list of cycling routes.

The Black Watch Castle & Museum - The Black Watch Castle & Museum is a top visitor attraction housed in the historic Balhousie Castle, which dates back to the 16th century. A trip to the ancestral home of the most famous fighting unit in the history of the British Army brings the Regiment’s past glories to life. The museum itself holds exhibitions all year round while showcasing some of the finest collections of medals, diaries, photographs, weapons and military equipment throughout the Regiment’s history. It is ideally located near the centre of Perth. The museum offers a fantastic day out for families and there are plenty of activities for children of all ages.

Branklyn Garden - Perth boasts some of the finest flora and fauna Scotland has to offer. At Branklyn Garden, you are guaranteed to find rare and unusual plants from different parts of the world. There are lots of paths in the garden which makes wandering all the more exciting especially for kids. Situated near the city centre, it is easily accessible and makes for an enjoyable outing.

The Big Tree Country - Did you know Perthshire is home to one of the oldest living trees in Europe? Often described as the ‘Big Tree Country’, Perthshire is home to some of Europe’s oldest and most remarkable trees and woodland. There are plenty of forests and landscapes to discover all within short distances around Perth. Why don’t you bring a map along with you on your next adventure? So you too can witness the best of what Mother Nature has to offer.

Craigvinean Forest - While the weather is good, why don’t you visit the Craigvinean Forest, one of the oldest managed forests in Scotland? Perfectly situated between our Pitlochry and Perth Youth Hostels, this is a popular destination for bikers, walkers, and adventure seekers. Scotland is rated top five destinations in the world for mountain biking and Craigvinean Forest offers some of the best scenery and trails. Craigvinean is within a short distance from Drummond Hill and the beautiful village of Grandtully.

Perth Youth Hostel offers 4-star budget accommodation, perfect for families looking to explore Scotland’s central belt and the Highlands.

For more information on Perth Youth Hostel and how you can book your stay click here

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