Living in Perthshire
Spend your retirement exploring Scotland’s vibrant history
With its majestic glens, dense forests and a network of bustling towns and charming villages, Perthshire is a popular spot in the Scottish countryside. Our retirement properties in Perthshire suit active and relaxing retirements alike. Whether you’d rather stay near the amenities of local towns and villages or get out and explore, you’ll find an option to suit your lifestyle.
Lifestyle in Perthshire
From family-owned distilleries to ancient forts, you’ll find lots of intriguing heritage to uncover around Perthshire. You can explore historic collections across 30 different rooms at the 700-year-old Blair Castle, visit a reconstructed Iron Age loch-dwelling at The Scottish Crannog Centre in Aberfeldy, or take a tour of Scone Palace, where Scottish kings were crowned for almost a thousand years.
You'll also find more than 200 years of regimental history at The Black Watch Museum, local history at the Museum of Abernethy and more than half a million objects covering artistic, social and natural history at the Perth Museum and Art Gallery.
Whether you're looking for concerts, festivals, shopping or the arts, you'll find plenty to keep you busy around Perthshire. You can catch musicals, theatre and artistic events at the Pitlochry Festival Theatre, watch live music and comedy at the Inchyra Arts Club, or see orchestral productions and touring musicals at the modern Perth Concert Hall.
When you're out for a bit of shopping, you'll find over 30 branded stores at the St John's Shopping Centre, craft furniture and collectables at the Scottish Antiques and Arts Centre, and a huge range of locally produced goods and craft items in the local markets dotted around the county.
With dramatic mountains, tranquil forests and picturesque lochs, you'll find an abundance of beautiful landscapes around Perthshire. You can explore a vast wooded gorge over the River Garry in Killiecrankie, sail out onto the 15-mile-long Loch Tay, or hike to the top of Schiehallion, an isolated peak with panoramic views over the Scottish countryside.
You'll find red deer and willow warblers among rare species of fauna at the Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve, more than 60 birds of prey at the Phoenix Falconry Centre and over 50 different species of animal at the Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre.
From rewarding mountain hikes to leisurely riverside strolls, there are all sorts of opportunities to keep up an active retirement around Perthshire. You can kayak and canoe across the Loch of Clunie, hike through the Black Spout Wood or keep up your game at over 30 different golf courses around the county.
If you love the water, then head to Loch Leven and Lochleven Castle. Famous for its role as a prison for Mary Queen of Scots in the 1500s and for its ties to Robert the Bruce, this historical stronghold attracts thousands of visitors each year. Visitors access the island by boat and can explore the castle as well as enjoy quaint woodland walks and view stunning vistas over the loch.
If you like the sound of snow-topped mountains, wooded valleys and a bustling community of towns and villages, take a look at some of our high-quality retirement properties in Perthshire.
A Full Range of Lifestyle Options
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