Perthshire has a reputation for its beauty, from serene glens to lush forests. It is an inspiring place for a weekend getaway, romantic break or simply some time to yourself in some spectacularly beautiful hotels. Finding the best places to stay in Perth and Kinross From award winning B&Bs such as Craigatin House and Courtyard within easy reach of one of Scotland's most celebrated distilleries, to the Moor of Rannoch Hotel with its warm and welcoming greetings and setting amidst captivating scenery, each hotel in this part of Scotland encapsulates something about the area. See gardens that stretch to the River Tay, visit a conservation village teeming with red squirrels and pheasants, stay in historic country houses and tuck into homemade specialities such as vanilla-scented pears or cinnamon-dusted berry compote. From hikers to foodies, there's something for everyone. This historic part of the world, encompassing Edinburgh as well as enchanting villages, Perthshire and Kinross has inspired artists, poets and authors as well as those seeking holiday inspiration, and to head out into the natural landscape and explore is to understand why. Sir Walter Scott described Perthshire as 'The fairest portion of the northern kingdom', and from woods to moors, rivers to tumbling waterfalls, with every inch you understand that description a little more. Scale peaks like Schiehallion and Ben Lawers to observe soaring osprey, and discover its arboreal legacy - for example, it is home to the oldest living thing in Europe and the widest conifer in Britain. Sandwiched between this awe-inspiring landscape however, we must not forget the city of Perth - on the banks of the River Tay, it is Scotland's youngest city. Set between two public parks, it juxtaposes the natural beauty with a cosmopolitan buzz, charming cafes and plenty of shopping.