One of the National Trust for Scotland's newer properties, Branklyn Gardens is a two acres enclave of colour on the outskirts of Perth, on the lower slopes of Kinnoull Hill. With rare plants, rhododendrons, alpines, herbaceous and peat-gardens plants, Branklyn packs a remarkable display of colour and horticultural interest into a small site. Especially interesting for botanists and gardeners.
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Scotlands Oldest Inn (1572) rests at the mouth of the River Tay in the conservation village of Kenmore. Poets Bar hosts a poem by Rabbie Burns on the chimmey breast and our Restaurant and Public Bar offer panoramic view of the surrounding countryside.Rooms may be in our lodge which is … more >>
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"Glassenbury tho' in ancient tymes was a renowned place where was founded the first monastery, its now a ragged poor place and the Abbey has only the Kitchen remaining in it, which is a distinct building round like a pigeon house all stone ... there is the Holly Thorn growing on a chimney; this the superstitious covet much and have gott some of it for their gardens and soe have almost quite spoiled it ..."
Stanton Lacy, St Peter's Church- Stanton Lacy, Shropshire, England
An attractive late Saxon church with later 14th and 19th century rebuilding. There are Saxon pilaster strips and carved stone fragments in the walls, a 14th century font and piscina, and colourful Victorian stained glass. ... more