Perth

Perth City Centre

Perth is a beautiful and historic city on the banks of the River Tay. As Scotland’s newest city, it 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.

For those seeking sport and adventure in the city, Perth has a skating rink, a swimming/leisure centreBell’s Sports Centre and beautiful parks for walking, cycling and jogging. There are also many links to the past, with Scone PalacePerth Museum & Art GalleryHuntingtower CastleElcho Castle and many more key attractions providing glimpses of the city’s fascinating history. If live music and the arts are your thing, Perth has a world-class Concert Hall and a theatre that’s being redeveloped for the 21st century.

There’s also a dazzling line-up of music festivals, from family-friendly Solas to ’80s-tastic Rewind and everything in between. Other fabulous festivals in Perth include the annual Winter Festival, Perth Beer Festival and Perth Festival of the Arts.

As if that weren’t enough, Perth even has its own gift card that can be used in over 75 businesses, including shops, restaurants, concert venues and salons.

WELL WORTH A VISIT

Here’s a few of our favourite attractions from in and around Perth which are great for both visitors and locals alike. Or if you fancy making a day of it, make sure to have a look at our Perth Day Out Itinerary!

Perth Museum & Art Gallery

Situated in the city centre just a few hundred yards from the concert hall, Perth Museum and Art Gallery is the main museum and exhibition space in the city. 

 

Perth Concert Hall

Perth Concert Hall welcomes some of the biggest names in music and entertainment from the UK and beyond. The venue is always buzzing with excitement all year round!

 

Scone Palace

Scone Palace – The crowning place of Scotland’s Kings – is one of Perthshire’s most historic attractions. Explore the beautiful gardens and woodlands surrounding the Palace.

 

A.K. Bell Library

A place where you can kick back, relax and lose yourself in the world of books – AK Bell Library has been a cultural hub in the city centre since it opened its doors in 1995.

 

Perth Theatre

Perth Theatre is an integral part of Perth’s cultural quarter and is a building steeped in rich history. It is one of Scotland’s oldest and most-loved theatres. 

 

Perth Playhouse

An independent cinema situated in city centre, Perth Playhouse has been at the heart of the community since its opening in 1933. The cinema showcases some of the world’s biggest blockbusters. 

 

Perth Leisure Centre

Perth Leisure Pool has been one of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions since opening its doors in 1988, and offers hours of fun for families of all ages.

 

The Black Watch Museum

Housed within the historic Balhousie Castle, The Black Watch Castle and Museum is a five-star visitor attraction close to Perth City Centre.

Walks & Trails

There’s plenty of brillaint walks and trails around Perthshire to help you explore Scotland’s diverse wildlife. Take a look at some of our favourites here!

 

Over to you!

Now you know about all the brilliant things to see and do in Perth, it’s now over to you to get exploring! In case you aren’t familiar with Perthshire, here’s a map to help you find all the places mentioned above.

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