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.

Itineraries

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

Events

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

Solheim Cup FAQs

Solheim Cup FAQs

Solheim Cup - FAQs Local Community - Gleneagles/Auchterarder Area:   What general information is available about the event, and how will it impact on the local community?  The organisers have produced a booklet with this information, which has been delivered to...

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Fun-Filled Summer Activities For Kids

Fun-Filled Summer Activities For Kids

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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Rock Climbing in Perthshire

Rock Climbing in Perthshire

If you are looking to make the most of the sunshine and the stunning rural soundings of Perthshire this spring, trying your hand a rock climbing might be just the thing for you.

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The Reverend Robert Lyon

The Reverend Robert Lyon

This month I am going to write about a new display in the Perth Museum and Art gallery that starts on the 22nd of June and ends on the 19th of October.

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Unmissable Events this Spring & Summer

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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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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