Strathearn is the beautiful valley that runs between Perth and North Stirlingshire with Crieff as its regional capital. It is an area steeped in history with Crieff being the centre of a network of old cattle droving routes. In Victorian times, the Crieff Hydro Hotel attained some notoriety as an alcohol free spa centre based on the then fashionable theories of hydropatics. The Crieff Hydro is still today the largest family friendly spa and activities Hotel in Scotland, employing about 500 staff across a range of services and activities. The Western end of Strathearn finds the beautiful Loch Earn which is a great watersports venue offering a range of water related activities. In the South corner of this area is also where you find Gleneagles, the fabulously expensive hotel with its famous golf courses.
Apart from the delightful waterfall at Buchanty Spout, Private House Stays has also identified the following walks and beauty spots: The Murray Park Nature Trail, The Glen Lednock Circular Walk, Glentarken Wood Walk and Provosts Walk near Auchterarder
Whisky has to be mentioned as one of the features of the Strathearn area as it is home to the huge Famous Grouse brand (which is a blend with a considerable quantity of Highland Park from Orkney included). There is a big visitor centre and well managed tours. In addition there is also the Glenturret Distillery and The Tullibardine Distillery.
The Crieff Hydro runs a huge quantity of indoor and outdoor activities for both residents and non-residents and is always a pleasant place to spend the day. However Private House Stays has also identified the following other attractions for your consideration: The Shinafoot Art Studios, The Innerpeffray Library, The Earthquake House in Comrie, The Ardoch Roman Fort and The Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre