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.
Plan your visit to Perthshire with our handy itineraries, explore Perthshire’s History and Heritage, culture, visitor attractions and much more.
The Solheim Cup 2019
The Solheim Cup is the pinnacle of women’s golf with the best golfers from Europe and the USA going head-to-head. From September 9th – 15th 2019, Gleneagles will be at the centre of the golfing universe and watched by millions around the world.
Café Play Cafe Play opened in December 2018 and from the outset they discovered an outpouring of support via Facebook. It's clearly a venue that is offering something valuable to parents in and around Perth. We popped over for a visit to find out more about this new...read more
How are you going to keep the family entertained this Easter? If you don’t have any ideas yet, fear not – our Easter Holiday family fun guide is sure to keep you all egg-stremely happy!read more
St John’s Shopping Centre has won a Scottish Green Apple Environment Award in the international campaign to find the greenest companies, councils and communities.read more
There can not be many cities in the country that has had one of its former inhabitants canonised and created a Saint. The City of Perth has its own saint and here is his story.read more
It’s no secret Perthshire has some of the best viewpoints in Scotland. From rolling hills and hidden lochs to idyllic towns and ancient castles and palaces – there’s enough natural beauty to keep any avid photographer content for weeks.read more
It wasn’t long ago that wild forests stretched their fingers across much of Scotland. Beavers and cranes found sanctuary in extensive wetlands, salmon and trout filled Scotland's rivers, and lynx, wolf and wild boar stalked woodland glades. Today, Scotland has become...read more
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
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 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.