Planning your English Language Holiday in Crieff? – I am!
It’s the depths of winter here in Perthshire. We don’t offer our holidays at this time of year – which is giving me a chance to get excited about welcoming back our English learners.
Although I do really enjoy teaching online (we have an English course that is a lot of fun to deliver) – there’s no substitute for getting the boots on and taking our international guests out for adventures.
In case you are already sitting planning your summer, we’d love to welcome you here.
Let me give you 7 reasons to have your English Language holiday here in Crieff.
7 Reasons to pick an English language holiday in Crieff
(Or to say the same thing differently, why DID we select Crieff for Blue Noun English Language Hub)?
There are many good reasons to choose Crieff in Perthshire for your English immersion week in Scotland.
This blog gives you an introduction to the town of Crieff and its beautiful region Strathearn in Perthshire.
Gateway to the Highlands
Crieff is a market town, in Perthshire, which is known both as the ‘Gateway to the Highlands’ – or The Heart of Scotland.’
It’s a small highland town that has developed into a hub for tourism, trading mainly on its whisky and cattle market history and driving distance from Edinburgh and Glasgow. (Just far enough and rural enough to ‘get away’).
A Small Town with a Big Heart
Crieff is a small town, and Blue Noun Language Hub is right in the centre of it.
It’s easy to pop out of your English language school and take a break or do a bit of shopping in the town.
A Beautiful Location
Surrounded by breathtaking mountain scenery.
Crieff is a town on the edge of the Scottish Highlands. It’s mountainous to the north. To the south lies the world-famous Trossachs & Loch Lomond National Park. We have lochs, castles, stone circles hills and mountains (and abundant wildlife) all around us.
Being Well Connected to Major Scottish Cities
Excellent art and cultural events to fill your language holiday in Crieff.
As well as having a healthy local art scene, being 50 miles from Edinburgh and Glasgow, 25 miles From Stirling, 30 miles from Perth & 45 miles from Dundee, there’s world-class exhibitions, music events and galleries to pick from.
Full of Artists and Producers
Our region is home to many creatives.
Attracted to the region’s landscape, affordable house/studio prices and its galleries, art festivals and tourism, Perthshire is home to many professional artists and makers – and we want to introduce you to them!
It is truly remarkable how friendly our town is!
Crieff is the kind of place where you pop into a shop and have a right good conversation with the sellers – or speak with strangers about views, paths and wildlife sightings when you are out walking. Certain local pubs are great for chatting away too.
Great Tourist Infrastructure
Explore the landscape through Perthshire's many outdoor activity businesses.
There really are so many gems in Perthshire.
Go mountain biking at Comrie Croft, play a round of golf at Crieff Golf Club, take a distillery tour at The Genturret Distillery, or kayak the River Tay.
Perthshire is famous for its tourism – and there are many reasons why! See our activities menu for more options.
Word-Class Food & Drink!
We are foodies! And we want to share the quality produce of Strathearn with you.
Sometimes referred to as the ‘larder of Scotland,’ Perthshire balances deep traditions of food and drink with modern and international influences. At its heart are fabulous produce – free-range venison, organic veg – and of course whisky and craft beers.
Market Town Renaissance
With the renaissance of local farmers’ markets and local shops showcasing local produce, there’s no finer place to eat – and we love showing it all off!
History & Heritage
Crieff was once an important trading town, with a cattle market frequented by Rob Roy McGregor.
Experience the regeneration of a medieval market town through a high street of family-run independent businesses.
Old Buildings with Contemporary Businesses
Visit our local castles & megalithic stones. There’s even a POW camp in Strathearn, now filled with flourishing micro businesses. There’s so much to visit, discus and experience.
Taste your language holiday in Crieff!
With a short film visiting The Gelnturrert Whisky Distillery.