Abade Self Catering Holidays in Perthshire and beyond

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Here are some useful websites to help you plan your trip

How to get to Perthshire. Travel and weather information.

Scroll down and you will see information on airport, car hire, transport by bus, ferry, maps, route planning, and weather to expect in Scotland. There is also a section on travelling to and from Perth with information on Park + Ride and parking.

Click on the link for general travel advice and useful information from Scottish Life

Airports 
Edinburgh Airport 
Glasgow Airport 
Aberdeen Airport 
Dundee Airport 
British Airports Authority 
FlyBe 
Easy-Jet 
Ryanair 
BA 
British Airports Authority

Car Hire websites 
Alamo Rent A Car 
Avis Rent A Car 
Hertz Rent A Car 
National Car Rental
Sixt Rent a Car UK  
Car hire rentals available from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Aberdeen and other locations

Local car hire 
Struans in Perth. Contact them by phone 01738 445566. 
Thrifty Hire Car, Perth is very competitively priced. 

Travel by Bus  
Stagecoach Bus Services, throughout the country
Traveline Scotland Timetables and journey planner for all bus, rail, coach, air and ferry services in Scotland. Also open 24 hours by phone on 0871 200 22 3
National Express coach routes, times, maps & fares

Railways 
British Rail Website 
Scotrail Website 
GNER 
Railtrack Travel Information Definitive resource for UK rail timetables 

Ferry Information 
Ferries to Newcastle from Europe. Newcastle is 185 miles (295 km) from Perth, around 3.5 hours by car . 
Caledonian Macbrayne Ferries 

Route Finders 
Location finder enter the post code to find your destination 
http://www.multimap.com 
AA Route planner Great Britain. An excellent route planner and door to door guide

Weather 
http://www.metoffice.com 
British Weather a comprehensive guide to what to expect weatherwise 

Travelling to and from Perth

Broxden Park + Ride service operates between Broxden on the Glasgow Road approach to Perth and Perth city centre. This quick and easy alternative to using the car in the city centre provides a limited stop express service, with stops at Glasgow Road (Lamberkine Drive), Cherrybank, Perth Leisure Pool, Mill Street for the city centre, and Leonard Street for bus and rail stations. 

Bus transport 
Megabus.com use the Broxden Park+Ride site as an interchange for their buses operating to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness. Megabus.com passengers can use the Perth Park+Ride service for journeys to/from Perth City Centre on payment of the appropriate fare to the driver or by showing your prepaid, through travel ticket, purchased from Megabus.com.

The Scone Park + Ride service is located on the northern approach into Scone and served by the no7 bus route. The Scone Park + Ride is open seven days a week from 6.36am (Monday to Friday), 7.16am (Saturday) and 9.56am(Sunday) with the site closing at 7.56pm daily. The buses depart every 10 minutes on weekdays with reduced frequencies in the early evenings and on Sundays. Parking is free.

Perth city centre has parking at the multi-storey in Kinnoull Street and Canal Street.  The open air car park in Old High Street and a large car park at the South Inch.

Perth can be reached by a network of fast and reliable Bus services . In addition, local bus operators provide frequent links to Perth from most local towns. CitylinkMegabusTravelineStagecoach are helpful websites.

Perth Railway Station is a short walk from the city centre. There are regular services to and from Stirling, Dundee and Pitlochry, with a journey time of around 30 minutes. Direct trains to and from Edinburgh run at approximately two hourly intervals. This is a lovely scenic train journey, passing along the Fife coast and through some stunning scenery in North Fife and Perthshire. From Edinburgh, the journey takes an hour and 25 minutes. The direct train to Perth from Glasgow, runs hourly from Queen Street and takes around an hour. Contact National Rail Enquiries. 

In Perth the cost of parking charges apply 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday. 
Take advantage of the 15-minutes free facility in the centre of town however, if you just want to make a quick trip to a shop.
All on-street Pay and Display and Council operated car parks are free of charge on 1 and 2 January and also on 25 and 26 December. Charges apply on all other Bank and Local holidays. 
Handy tip 
If you want to park your car overnight you can pre-pay for parking to cover the following morning. This will to save you having to dash to your car at 8 am to purchase a ticket. The valid period on any parking ticket purchased after 6 pm starts at 8 am the following morning. e.g. a 4 hour ticket purchased any time after 6 pm would be valid from 8 am until 12 noon the following day. 
On Street Parking in Perth

 

Fantastic Facts about Scotland

  • Mary Queen of Scots played billiards. First recorded order by Louis XI in 1470. After she was executed, her body was wrapped in a billiard cloth
  • 1300s Scottish soldiers noted for ability to march longer than others because they made their own oatcakes
  • Bagpipes imported from Rome 2000 years ago by Roman army
  • Toilet, 5000 Skara Brae reckoned to use drainage system to flush into the sea. Alexander Cummings invented flushing toilet
  • Auld Lang Syne sung for 150 years before Burns sent a copy for print to the Scots Musical Museum that he had taken down from an old man.
  • Lawnmower invented in Scotland
  • Shortbread known from 12C but generally thought to have been refined use and name credited to Mary Queen of Scots 16C. Petticoat tails
  • Black bun fruitcake covered with pastry. Origins Scottish was eaten at Twelfth Night but now associated with Hogmanay
  • Scotland's first. Licensed distillery Glenlivet in 1823
  • Scotland's only 2-star Michelin restaurant, Andrew Fairlie at the Gleneagles Hotel
  • Golf. Modern game reckoned to date from 15C in Scotland. Much debate about an earlier game. The Old Course St Andrews date to per 1574, seen as a place of pilgrimage. Links course. How many people around the world have had their photographs taken on the Swilken Bridge?
  • Ice skating began in Scotland. Primitive ice skates of bone and antler used by Scandinavian hunters as early as300 AD. 1572 first all-iron skates manufactured in Scotland. Speed skating was first form of skating sport. First skate Club in Edinburgh 1742

Distances from Perth

Distances from Perth

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