Blairgowrie & Rattray 'Must Sees'!
Compiled by Locals to provide a list of things we recommend you see in the town.
We don't want you to miss anything when you come to visit us in Blairgowrie & Rattray and hence have put together this page of 'Must Sees' to help you see everything that is of interest to you! We are continually evolving and hence this page will grow over time.
If you think we have missed something then please contact us and let us know.
Where events and markets take place. The Wellmeadow can be a hive of activity one day and a peaceful green space the next, a place to sit back and enjoy watching the world go by.
We are lucky to have this in the heart of the town. The Wellmeadow was so named as it was used as a watering hole for cattle in years gone by.
Just a few hundred yards from The Wellmeadow, the River Ericht is used by fishermen, canoeists, rafters, children paddling and even a previous world stone skimming champion (Dougie Isaacs) used to practice here. If you prefer less activity, there are park and picnic benches to while away the afternoon. You can even enjoy some podiatry, visit the chiropractor or enjoy a coffee and scone in the bistro!
Kids will enjoy the play park and a walk along the riverside provides an excellent stroll.
Cookware, jewellery, fashion, accessories, unique second hand books, fishing tackle, shooting gear, gifts, hardware, butchers, fish shop, delicatessen, farm shop, newsagents, home wares, fair trade, chemists, award winning florists, in house tattooists, in house weavers, haberdashery, in house artist, crafts, beauty salons, hairdressers, coffee shops, restaurants and bistro’s and bars . . . shop, relax, eat and drink !!
Painting by local artist Barry McFarlane.
Davie Park can be bustling with footballers and spectators on a Saturday afternoon or with children playing at other times. This is a wide open space in which to play.
Don't miss a walk up along by the duck pond - very peaceful and relaxing.
Home of the Junior Ryder Cup in 2014, the Blairgowrie Golf Club is a big attraction for the town. Whether you want to play a round of golf or have lunch, the golf club is a welcoming place.
Located in the heart of Perthshire, no matter which direction you take, Blairgowrie & Rattray has wonderful countryside walks whether they are up a hill, along the river or out through the amazing Bluebell Woods. With a great path network, you will be spoilt for choice.
With a long history of producing some of the best berries in the world and the home of the World Jampionships, Blairgowrie & Rattray has a wonderful history of berries.
In years gone by, the town was a thriving centre with jute and flax mills and we have many remnants of the mills still standing.
As with any town, we have a wonderful and varied history and many active groups working to help preserve the history. Pop along to the Blethers Group - 10am -12pm on the first Wednesday of the month to share old photos and talk about times gone by, meet with the Genealogy Group or speak to the local History Trust.