Other great things to do in Perthshire
Nine miles north of Perth, the complex consists of three cotton mills that were once Perthshire’s largest industrial concern. The original Bell Mill was completed in 1878, designed by Richard Arkwright, celebrated inventor of water-powered spinning, who pioneered factory production systems. The Mid and East Mills date from the early 19th century and remained in operation until 1989.
They were subsequently rescued by Historic Scotland from demolition in 1995, and their ongoing restoration by the Phoenix Trust is a great architectural heritage success story. Acclaimed for the quality and style of the conversion, original features such as the vaulted ceiling and pillars have been preserved, whilst contemporary homes have been created within its shell.
Tucked away at the foot of thickly wooded hills, you will discover one of Scotland's gems - the cathedral town of Dunkeld. And that's not all! Resting on the opposite bank of the river Tay is the Victorian village of Birnam. Together the beautifully restored buildings and rich heritage of these Highland Perthshire sister towns are an inspiration for lovers of history, the arts, music and the outdoors.