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.
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.
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.
Perthshire is one of the most attractive and diverse counties in Scotland. From the lush farmland of the south to the rocky rivers and mountains of Highland Perthshire, it’s a stunningly beautiful place to be.
Perth Riverside Light Nights
26th Jan – 10th Feb 2018 |
Brighten up those winter nights with one of the high points of the Perth City Centre calendar – the return of the Perth Riverside Light Nights.
Bus operator Stagecoach is backing independent businesses in Perth by signing up to the local Mi Rewards loyalty scheme, giving passengers the chance to benefit from shopping local and travelling by bus.Mi Rewards, the UK’s first card-linked loyalty...read more
January saw the opening of a new film about Mary Queen of Scots, and although I have yet still to go to the Playhouse in Perth to watch the film, I thought I would write about a famous event involving Mary that took place in Perth and Kinross – the imprisonment of the queen at Loch Leven Castle.read more
It’s that time of year when we’re all trying to live on a budget after Christmas. But we still want to get out and have fun, don’t we? So we’ve compiled a cracking list of 20 – yes, 20! – free or low-cost activities for you and the family to do over the coming weeks. Hope you enjoy them!read more
Burns night is celebrated annually on Robert Burns birthday on the 25th January.It’s a night to pay tribute to the great poet’s life and works, and to Scottish Culture.
Are you having a big family feast of haggis, neeps and tatties and raising a dram? Or do you fancy going out to an organised shindig with ceilidh dancing and lots of Burns entertainment?read more
Brighten up those winter nights with one of the high points of the Perth City Centre calendar – the return of the Perth Riverside Light Nights. Following a variety of themes visit the winter wonderland at Norie Miller Park on the banks of the River Tay to enjoy...read more
Feeling the post-Christmas blues? Why not cheer yourself up by taking a break to Perthshire. There are many great deals on accommodation at over this winter so come to enjoy all that Perth has to offer.read more
Get on the Go Tayside has spent the last 4 weeks searching for a snap or video of favourite walking, cycling or bus routes in Tayside. The photo with the most likes wins a brand new GoPro Hero 7read more
Panto lubbers can climb aboard the good ship Perth Theatre for high seas jinks with Sinbad and his crew from Saturday 30 November until Saturday 4 January 2020.read more
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.
Plan your visit to Perthshire with our handy itineraries, explore Perthshire’s History and Heritage, culture, visitor attractions and much more.