Perthshire is packed full of some great locations and excellent days out for all the family, and a day out in Crieff is a must for food lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. The traditional Scottish market town is set in the stunning Perthshire countryside and boasts some unbeatable scenery.
Crieff is a bustling town centre that is home to many family-run and local businesses, making it the perfect place to truly experience everything Scotland has to offer. Crieff has built a strong reputation for having some of the finest food around with a vast choice of excellent coffee shops, restaurants and cafes for visitors to enjoy.
Crieff Visitor Centre and Caithness Glass
The Crieff Visitor Centre is set on the outskirts of the beautiful countryside town and is a popular attraction for visitors to the area. It is home to the world-renowned Caithness Glass, where visitors can observe from the viewing gallery as skilled artisans work their magic. There is also a gift shop, garden centre, antique and gallery area, offering something for everyone to enjoy on a day trip to Crieff. At Caithness Glass, visitors can try their hand and crafting their very own paperweight with the hold of a skilled expert.
Glenturret Distillery is the oldest distillery in Scotland, and after a period of closure, it was bought by James Fairlie in the 1950s. Today the distillery is open to the public, and it strives to demonstrate the traditional art of whisky making to all visitors. The spirit that is currently produced at Glenturret Distillery using the traditional pot still method is used mainly as the key ingredient on Famous Grouse’s five vatted whiskies.
A must-visit for whisky lovers, Glenturret Distillery, offers guided tours and the chance to taste and learn about the drinks created here.
Auchengarrich Wildlife Centre
A great day out for all the family in Crieff is the Auchengarrich Wildlife Centre. Little ones can enjoy the huge range of animals and birds, as well as exploring the various adventure activities on offer. There is a soft play area, indoor play barn, pedal tractors, and games field.