36 Glenrothes – Perth

Glenrothes - Perth

This journey from Fife to Perth offers a quintessentially Scottish experience with TV landmarks like Falkland Palace from Outlander and Dr. Finlay's Casebook, scenic views of the River Tay, and attractions in Perth.


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No. of Attractions:

5 places to visit

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Journey Duration:

1 hour 22 minutes

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Starting point:

Glenrothes Bus Station

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Journey fact:

Perth is the birthplace and registered office of successful transport company, Stagecoach.

Journey Overview

This is the quintessentially Scottish journey, cross-country from Fife’s new town to Perth, at the heart of Scotland. It’s also a trip that brings together television, scenery and heritage!

Falkland and its remarkable Palace is not far into the journey on leaving Glenrothes – this being the setting for the TV show ‘Outlander’. There’s another television landmark to follow, at Auchtermuchty – the scene of Doctor Finlay’s Casebook before scenery takes over firstly at Newburgh with its incredible views across the iconic River Tay and then at Bridge of Earn where the Earn Valley heading west can be devoured out of the window, high up on this double-deck bus! Arriving in Perth and there’s so much to see and do, not least the fascinating city centre architecture, the South Inch and various museums and entertainment venues, including nightclubs! If it’s the quiet life you prefer, there’s always the becalming serenity of the River Tay, once more close by, in the background!

A Fab Day Out!

Before starting this fun-packed trip, it’s worth exploring Glenrothes, a town known for its modern architecture and beautiful parks, including Riverside Park and Gilvenbank Park. The Kingdom Centre is a popular shopping destination, and there are several museums and galleries to explore, including the Rothes Halls and the Glenrothes Art Club.

Onto the bus and a stop off at Cadham is well worthwhile – it’s a small village renowned for its beautiful scenery and walking trails, including the Cadham Nature Reserve.

Back on-board and the next recommended stop-off is at Freuchie to take-in the charming historic buildings, including the 16th century Mercat Cross and the beautiful St. Mary’s Church.

Falkland is the next great place to hop off and is a charming town with historic architecture and beautiful gardens, including the Falkland Palace and Garden, which was a favorite of Mary Queen of Scots.

Onto the bus again and this time to Newburgh, to devour its stunning coastal scenery, including the Firth of Tay, and its historic buildings, including the 12th century Lindores Abbey.

Abernethy is also worth a stop off at, to enjoy the splendid historic buildings, including the Abernethy Round Tower and the beautiful St. Mary’s Church.

If you’ve time or fancy a longer adventure then Bridge of Earn is also a stop to be experienced – it’s also renowned for its brilliant architecture and beautiful parks, including the Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park and the Tayside Forest Park.

Finally, in Perth, customers can explore the historic city centre, including the stunning Perth Cathedral and St. John’s Kirk, and take a walk along the River Tay. The Perth Museum and Art Gallery is also worth a visit, with exhibits on local history and culture. Outdoor thrill-seekers will enjoy exploring the nearby hills and forests, including the nearby Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park and the Lomond Hills.

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Places to visit & things to do on this journey

Falkland Palace, the setting for the TV show "Outlander"

Auchtermuchty, the scene of "Doctor Finlay's Casebook"

Newburgh with its views of the River Tay

Perth's city center architecture

Various museums and entertainment venues, including nightclubs

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Glenrothes, Bus Station (Stance 16)

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