THE AREA & HOW TO FIND US


Blairgowrie is situated in East Perthshire and sits at the foot of the Grampian mountains, nestling on the edge of the Strathmore Valley.  It is a largest town in East Perthshire and has a good selection of shops and two supermarkets. As well as two chemists it has a cottage hospital which offers an emergency service from 8am until 11pm.The River Ericht flows between the town and its neighbour Rattray and the river - as well as the nearby River Isla - is a special destination for fishermen and women who seek to catch the largest salmon in the world.  The Discover Blairgowrie website offers local information.


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The area is also famous for soft fruits and during summer strawberries, raspberries and blackcurrants are readily available at roadside stalls or in the local Farm Shop where you will also find other local delicacies such as heather honey from local hills.


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The town also boasts a championship golf course which attracts thousands of visitors a year. Three other golf clubs are also within a short drive, the Strathmore, Glen Isla and Alyth. All welcome visitors.  Blairgowrie and Strathmore clubs offer catering facilities and those at the Blairgowrie club are excellent.  It's advisable to book for an evening meal though because locals, like me, frequent the restaurant too.  Beverages and snacks are available through the day at all clubs.

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As well as a hub for visiting the surrounding attractions (some are linked in the side bar), the town is a centre for walkers of all abilities. The now famous Cateran Trail starts ad finishes in Blairgowrie.  There is a list here of some walks in and around the area and for hill climbers there is information available at the Tourist Information Office in the town centre. I also keep some maps here.  Please remember to bring appropriate clothing for walking and hill walking because the weather here in Scotland can change in minutes.  The town is also on the Castle and Whisky Trails.


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For a small town Blairgowrie offers a wide choice of good places in which to eat.  I can recommend Little's Restaurant  and Cargill's Bistro.  Both establishments get busy particularly at weekends and therefore I recommend booking in advance if possible.  If you're unable to do so, I'm happy to book for you when you arrive.

There are other places to eat in town and of course the golf clubs mentioned previously. Would European visitors please note that most restaurants take last orders at 8.45pm.  I know some guests find that rather early to eat, but in rural Scotland that is the usual closing time, although some restaurants in the cities do open later.



Where We Are and How To Find Us

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We are situated on the A923 from Perth to Coupar Angus then Blairgowrie.  When you enter Rosemount from Coupar Angus. You are on the Coupar Angus Road and we are about half a mile along the road on the left-hand side.  You will see the Bed and Breakfast sign at the gate entrance and the Saltire (St Andrew's flag) flying at the rear if there is any wind.  Enter through the gates and we are right there immediately on the right.  The photo to the left shows the house from the south (A923 from Coupar Angus). From the north the house is not too visible so please look for the Saltire.  I will take better photographs on a sunny day.

Note:  Please do not go further up the driveway than our parking area in front of the garage. The area past the garage driveway is the private entrance to another property and is not associated with Heathpark Lodge in any way. 




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