Welcome to Perth

Perth is a beautiful and historic city on the banks of the River Tay. As Scotland’s newest city, Perth offers visitors fantastic live music, exciting events, dozens of independent shops and many award-winning eateries.

Perth is ideally placed to access the outdoors, as it’s surrounded by hills and mountains that are popular with walkers, mountain-bikers and photographers.

Explore Perth

Boating on the Tay

From May until September 2019, discover the nature and sights of the River Tay with our fantastic boat trips. Take a trip from Broughty Ferry to Perth for a great day out or set sail towards Newburgh for a 50-minute trip on the river.

Things to Do

When it comes to “things to do”, Perthshire has an enviable reputation for offering it all. You can seek adventure or relaxation in Highland Perthshire, top up on shopping and culture in our towns – and city! – or delve into the past with our huge number of historical attractions.


Plan your visit to Perthshire with our handy itineraries, explore Perthshire’s History and Heritage, culture, visitor attractions and much more.


Perth hosts a wide variety of events across the year including Perth’s famous Winter Festival and Christmas Light Switch On.

So make sure you check out the What’s On section of the site to help plan your visit.

Latest News

Films, Photos and Funny Animals

On Saturday 15th June, the Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS) will open their doors for Geography Day! An annual celebration of all things geographical, the theme this year will be Films, Photos and Funny Animals.

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Unmissable Events this Spring & Summer

No matter what time of year, you will always find something to keep entertain you in Perthshire. The Winter Festival sees thousands of locals and visitors alike come to the city centre to celebrate the Christmas Light Switch On, the Chocolate & Gin Festival and of course the Riverside Light Nights.

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Lewis Capaldi Competition

Win Two Tickets To See Lewis Capaldi! This month, we have teamed up with Mi Rewards and the Perth Festival of Arts to bring you one of our best competitions yet! We are giving you the chance to win two tickets to Lewis Capaldi's SOLD OUT show at the Perth Festival on...

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Tales of inspiration and hope at Perth Festival

Tales of inspiration and hope at Perth Festival  Tales of inspiration and hope at Perth FestivalWith Perth Theatre back in play again, Perth Festival of the Arts has increased its dramatic offerings to Festival audiences this year in the form of three award-winning...

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Perth Gift Card

Discover the best of Perth with one handy gift card

The Perth Gift Card works in the same way as a department store / shopping centre gift card but for a huge range of independent businesses in Perth. It’s easy to use and ensures that your money is spent locally, so you’re supporting local businesses with your purchase.

Mi Rewards

Mi Rewards is the brand-new programme that rewards you through a clever, secure process where you link your debit/credit cards to your Mi Rewards online account. Every time you spend £1 on one of these cards in a participating business, you get one ‘Mi Point’. Once you have enough Mi Points, you’ll be sent a free Perth Gift Card! That’s more money going back into Perth’s businesses, keeping spend local and benefiting the whole city.

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