The well-heeled little town of BLAIRGOWRIE is set among raspberry fields on Glen Shee's southernmost tip. It's a good place to pick up information and plan your activities in the glens, with a friendly tourist office and a number of grand houses offering B&B. Among these the attractive Duncraggan (Tel:01250/872082; Price: ₤51-60) on Perth Road and Heathpark House (Tel:01250/870700, Web: www.heathparkhouse.com ; Price: ₤71-90) on the Coupar Angus Road. Camping is available at the year-round Blairgowrie Holiday Park on Rattray's Hatton Road (Tel:01250/876666), within walking distance of Wellmeadow.
Blairgowrie boasts plenty of places to eat: Cargills (Tel:01250/876735) by the river on Lower Mill Street serves inexpensive formal meals and civilized coffee and cakes; while the inexpensive Dome Restaurant, just behind the tourist office, is a cheery place serving hearty platefuls of traditional grub.