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 By Road    

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Excellent motorway, dual carriageway and primary routes connect the region with the rest of the country. Main towns and communities are within easy reach of each other and an extensive network of country roads connects all the key fishing areas. For an alternative to the main roads look for the distinctive brown and white National Tourist Route signs. There are three National Tourist Routes through the region.

The Perthshire Tourist Route through the Perthshire Highlands offers stunning scenic beauty and links Crieff and Aberfeldy on a route followed by generations of Highlanders taking their cattle to the great markets of Crieff and Falkirk in the south.

The Deeside Tourist Route connects Perth and Aberdeen and follows the length of the A93 through Blairgowrie and Glen Shee crossing the mountains on Britain's highest main road.

The Angus Coastal Tourist Route follows the A92 between Aberdeen and Dundee and takes the traveller through the fishing communities and harbours of the east coast connecting communities such as Carnoustie, Arbroath and Montrose.

 By Rail toptop    
There are good connections to a number of Tayside towns and communities. In Perthshire there are stations at Gleneagles (for Auchterarder), Perth, Dunkeld & Birnam, Pitlochry and Blair Atholl (and Rannoch on the West Highland line) with a range of services (including sleeper services) available from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and London.

In Angus and Dundee there are services on the east coast mainline with main stations at Dundee, Carnoustie, Arbroath and Montrose. Sleeper and inter city services connect with Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and London.

For information on scheduled train services visit www.railtrack.co.uk

 By Air toptop    
International airports at Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen make Tayside accessible for visitors from further afield. (Glasgow airport takes about 75 minutes by road while Edinburgh is less than half an hour by road). Dundee Airport has connections with London City Airport while small charter aircraft can use Perth's Scone Airport.


For further information on public transport to the region and around the area visit the public transport information website www.pti.org.uk

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