Cycle two miles from Perth to visit Scone Palace, a treasure house of furniture, ivories, fine porcelain, needlework and the unique Vernis Martin. From there you cycle north through the rolling farmland of Perthshire to the historic cathedral town of Dunkeld. Along the way, there are interesting sites such as Loch of the Lowes (see Ospreys and other wildlife) and Birnam (said to be the location where Beatrix Potter wrote 'The Tales of Peter Rabbit').
Dunkeld is situated on the banks of the River Tay. It has a peaceful character and charmingly restored eighteenth century houses forming a small square. Cathedral Street leads from there to the partly-restored Dunkeld Cathedral, construction of which began in 1318.
Accommodation: A family-run small B&B with ensuite rooms. Start your day with breakfast taken in the conservatory and overlooking the garden.