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Birnam and its larger sister town Dunkeld sit on opposite banks of the fast-flowing waters of the River Tay in Perthshire. Linking the two towns is Thomas Telford's stone bridge. On one of her regular holidays to Birnam, Beatrix Potter wrote the famous letter which was to be published worldwide as "The Tale Of Peter Rabbit". In Birnam's Beatrix Potter Garden, you'll meet many of her favourite characters.

This is an especially beautiful part of Perthshire with some lovely walks by the River Tay, alongside the River Braan to the Hermitage or for the more energetic, a climb up Birnam Hill through the woods that were, as we all know, to spell doom for Macbeth. In the two towns and surrounding countryside, there is no end to the wealth of interest around Birnam.

Birnam is easily reached from Perth:

Express By Holiday Inn, Perth. Ideally located for access to the main motorways in central Scotland, this hotel provides great value for the business or leisure traveller. All 81 modern bedrooms have power shower, hairdryer, television including SKY Sports 1 & 2 and SKY News. Wireless internet access is available. Free car parking is provided. Perth Hotel Breaks.

The Quality Hotel Perth is an elegant Victorian hotel in the hub of social activity, with its Scottish fare and fine whiskies. Bedrooms have television and tea and coffee making facilities. An excellent Perthshire touring base in good golfing country, close to a number of whisky distilleries and the Caithness glass factory.

The Ramada Perth hotel is a former 15th century watermill, located in the centre of Perth, the gateway to the Highlands. Fresh running water is still visible through portholes in the reception and lounge areas. The hotel is an ideal location to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside.

If you would like to Tour Birnam on a highly personalized small group tour of my native Scotland please e-mail me: Sandy Stevenson

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