About the area

About the area

Situated in glorious Strathearn, within a 10-minute walk of the attractive conservation village of Dunning, 9 miles west of Perth city, visitors enjoy this wonderfully central location about an hour’s drive from either of Glasgow or Edinburgh airports. The area offers everything from wonderful gardens, castles, whisky distilleries, great shopping for antiques, cashmeres and Scottish specialities, entertainment from a ceilidh to a classical concert, and a fine base for your family history research. A golfer’s paradise with a 9-Hole golf course at Dunning, an 18-hole course 2 miles, and the world acclaimed Gleneagles Golf Courses 7 miles, there are 41 courses in Perthshire.

It is a wonderful base for a holiday with easy access by road or rail to many parts of Scotland. The steep sided glens of the Ochil Hills have long been popular with walkers and protect the valleys of Strathallan and southern Strathearn.

The area is full of history and one of Scotland’s finest Roman Camps, Ardoch Fort is to be found at Braco. Dunning lies a few miles east of Auchterarder and is home to the Dupplin Cross, an 8 foot example of Pictish stonework that is housed in St Serf’s Church with its Norman tower.

Stay at Duncrub holiday homes if you are on holiday, visiting relatives, in the area for a wedding, a function or on business.

Visit our glorious gardens, castles, distilleries and many visitor attractions. Enjoy golfing, walking, bird watching, cycling, riding and other activities.

Research your family history using the excellent resource of the AK Bell Library in Perth or the Tay Valley History Society.

Visitors frequently enjoy trips to Stirling and the Trossachs, Royal Deeside, Dundee, City of the Discovery, the Fife and its fishing villages, Inverness and Glencoe, as well as visiting the local attractions that include distilleries, gardens, castles, Highland Games, ancestry research, ancient monuments.

There’s a superb choice of places to eat and excellent shopping, whether your taste is for cashmeres, antiques, pottery, local crafts … or just relax in the comfort of your Duncrub holiday home.

Further information about things to do and see in Scotland is available on our What’s On page and the Scotsmart Scottish directory.