Heart 200 - 25 stops on Scotland's newest driving route

From waterfalls and castles, to towering fir trees and twinkling lochs, Heart 200 - Scotland's newest driving route - is destined to take travellers to the very core of the country.

The Edinample Falls near Lochearnhead.

The route covers Perthshire and Stirlingshire, starting at Bridge of Earn and snaking through the little towns of Crieff, Comrie and Dunblane before veering west to Loch Lomond and then north to the fringes of the Highlands.

Designed by businesses to draw more people into some of Scotland's most stunning landscapes, there is plenty to love on Heart 200.

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The first stretch of 200 leaves the pretty town of Bridge of Earn on the A921 and takes in countryside such as these ancient pine woods near Abernethy.
Beautiful Loch Leven is next on the route, where lapwings, little ringed plovers and whooper swans gather and visitors enjoy the trails around this landmark nature reserve.
The fascinating Japanese Gardens at Cowden Castle can be found close to the fourth stop on the route, Yetts o' Muckhart. The gardens and tea room are open Wednesday to Sunday.
Enjoy some of the finer things in life with a trip to Gleneagles, famous for its five-star hotel and golf course.
The next stretch will take you through Strathearn (pictured) on the way to Crieff.
The quaint town of Comrie is definitely worth a look and has a good selection of shops and places to eat, including cafe and deli Hansen's Kitchen.
Continue on the B827 to Dunblane, where you'll find relaxing riverside walks, the stunning cathedral and a golden letter box in honour of the town's most famous son, Andy Murray.
Next stop is Stirling, home to the mighty castle, winding cobbled streets and a treasure trove of Scottish history.
From Stirling, head north west to Doune which sits at the edge of Loch Lomond National Park. Here, Doune Castle (pictured) is worth a look. The pile was used as Castle Leoch in the hit show Outlander.
Head to Callander and take in the stunning Bracklinn Falls along the way.
From Doune, head to Callander and take in the sights of stunning Loch Ard.
Catch a trip on the Sir Walter Scott steamship on Loch Katrine as you venture into the heart of the Trossachs.
As you head to Lochearnhead, take time to visit the magical Edinample Falls.
You really are in waterfall wonder at Killin with the Falls of Dochart running down through the village.
Next stop is Lawers on the banks of beautiful Loch Tay (pictured) where the A85 offers some of the nicest views in Scotland.
In the charming village of Fortingall, where the cottages have a feel of Middle Earth, you'll find the famous Yew tree which is thought to be betwee 3,000 and 9,000 years old.
Take the B846 north and you'll start to feel you are skirting the Highlands at Loch Tummel (above) and Tummel Bridge.
You'll be right in Big Tree Country at Killiecrankie, the pretty village that cups around the River Garry. It is here you will find Soldiers Leap, where a British Army soldier leapt 18ft across the water to flee the Jacobites.
Bruar is the most northerly point on the Heart 200 map with the House of Bruar a popular stop off for country clothes and food.The Falls of Bruar (above) make for a peaceful and pretty alternative.
Blair Castle, the ancestral home of Clan Murray, is worth a look as your adventure continues. The castle, near Blair Atholl, is home to the Atholl Highlanders, the only legal private army in Europe.
As you start to head back south on Heart 200, you'll come to the popular tourist town of Pitlochry. Pictured is the Pitlochry Dam.
Nature converges in all its glory at Dunkeld, where the Douglas Firs are amongst the tallest in Britain and the Black Linn Falls thunder by.
Feel the pressure drop at the penultimate stop of Blairgowrie, one of the largest towns in Perthshire that sits on the banks of the River Ericht.
The final stop is splendid Perth, which was once considered the 'capital' of Scotland given the frequent residence of the royal court.