Visit Blairgowrie & Rattray
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Blairgowrie and Rattray lie on either side of the River Ericht as it emerges from the spectacular red sandstone gorges of Strathmore.
Surrounded by rolling hills and at the gateway to stunning mountain scenery and the Cairngorm National Park which lies 14 miles to the north on the A93 on the Royal Deeside National Touring Route this small county town enjoys a truly blessed situation.
Historically, Blairgowrie and Rattray played their part in Scotland’s linen industry and the community rapidly expanded, the swift waters of the Ericht powering the textile mills on its banks. Later still, the emphasis switched to soft fruit production, with the prevailing weather providing just the right mix of sun and moisture for the local raspberries.
Today, the working mills have gone but a walk along the Riverside Walk examples of these once busy mills remain some empty some tastefully converted. The World Famous Blairgowrie Raspberries, as well as strawberries and other soft fruits thankfully remain and are available to buy locally in shops or from the Farmer's direct at the roadside, in season.
Blairgowrie, or "Blair" as it is known locally boasts a fantastic mix of locally-run independent businesses and better known High Street names and is a great place to stop off for a few hours, or makes a great base for touring with many well known visitor attractions within 30 minutes such as Glamis Castle, Angus and Discovery Point in Dundee.
Only approx 90mins from Scotland's main Cities, its closer than you think.