The last couple of weeks might have been cold and windy, but we believe that March will bring a few warmer sunny days. With spring on its way, here are 5 things to do in Scotland over the next couple of months.
March 15th officially marks the beginning of the brown trout fishing season, which will carry on throughout the summer until the end of September. And don’t forget, this is prime Spring Salmon fishing season! One of the most popular fishing destinations in the area is the scenic River Tay, but also close to some of our cottages are Rivers Lochy, Dochart, Balvaig, and of course Lochs Tay, Voil, Doine, Lubnaig and many more. Check out fishinginthetrossachs.co.uk for more information.
Castles, Gardens and more
What better way to spend your spring break than by visiting some of the most magnificent historic sites in Central Scotland? From a celebration of snowdrops at Scone Palace to a spooky tour of Stirling’s Old Town Jail, there is plenty of choice to entertain the whole family. Blair Castle & Garden will reopen for the summer on April 1st, and Drummond Castle Gardens will have a special opening over the Easter weekend before officially reopening on May 1st. Definitely worth a visit!
Outdoor Activities for the Family
As soon as the first rays of sunshine peek through the clouds, you know you have to get outside and make the most of the warmer weather. For all animal lovers, Blair Drummond Safari Park will reopen on March 21st, and at the beginning of the month Auchingarrich’s hatchery will start hosting its Handling Sessions again. A great opportunity for your children to handle chicks, guinea pigs, rabbits and tortoises! For those seeking the thrill of adventure, spring will be the perfect season to book an exciting activity with In Your Element. Why not try gorge walking near our cottages in Brig o’Turk, or maybe river sledging at the Falls of Dochart, within walking distance of most of our properties in Killin?
If you want to explore all these incredible places without the hassle of driving around and reading historical notes from your phone, then a private tour sounds like the perfect plan for your spring holiday. Brambling Bus gives you the chance to pick from one of their ready itineraries or to create your own. Do not forget their exclusive tour especially made for Cooper Cottages guests: the Clans and Legends Tour around Perthshire. More information about this tour can be found on our Experiences page.
Finally, here is a list of events you will not want to miss if you are visiting the area this spring.
- Hidden Not Lost – Women in The Archive @ AK Bell Library, March 12th
- Galloway Antiques Fair @ Scone Palace, March 13th-15th
- Industry and Aesthetics Exhibition @ Stirling Castle, January 18th-April 19th
- Springfest – Scottish Food and Drink Festival @ Loch Lomond Shores, April 4th-5th
- Celtic Spring 2020 @ The Scottish Crannog Centre, April 12th-13th
- Beltane Fires Festival @ Calton Hill, Edinburgh, April 30th