Ridgeway Bed and Breakfast accommodation is ideally located for visitors wishing to explore the many castles and monuments in Perthshire and elsewhere in Scotland. Glamis, Balmoral, Edinburgh, Stirling and Blair castles as well as Scone Palace are each within an easy day's excursion from Blairgowrie.

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 All the pictures on this page are reproduced with the kind permission of Risto Hurmalainen from www.scottish.castles-uk.com

(Approximate distance from Ridgeway shown in brackets)

Scone Palace

Scone Palace  (17 miles)   The most historic site in Scotland, where parliaments were held and Scottish kings were crowned on the famous 'Stone of Destiny'.







Glamis Castle

Glamis Castle  ( 20 miles) is where Queen Elizabeth, the late Queen Mother, spent a lot of her childhood.  The Strathmore Vintage Vehicle Society's Scottish Transport Extravaganza is held there in July and The Grand Scottish Prom and the Grand Opera Prom take place over one weekend in August. www.glamis-castle.co.uk








Blair Castle, Blair Atholl


Blair Castle and gardens (25 miles)    Ancient seat of the dukes and earls of Atholl - where the owner has his own private army.







Balmoral Castle

Balmoral Castle  (35 miles)  Summer holiday home of the royal family, built originally on the order of Queen Victoria, a journey of approximately 1½ hours through beautiful mountain scenery.








Castle Menzies


Castle Menzies (35 miles)  A spectacular and architecturally fascinating sixteenth century castle, which has been the seat of the chiefs of Clan Menzies for over 400 years.  www.menzies.org

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