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.

Visitors Attractions in Perth

Latest News from Perth

8 Ways to Celebrate Burns Night in Perthshire

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?

Four Go Wild in Wellies is back on the road!

Indepen-dance 4 is delighted to be back out on tour in February and March with Four Go Wild in Wellies, its award-winning show for 3-5 year olds. Featuring bobble hats, scarves, tents that have a life of their own and, of course, lots of fun in wellies, the show has...

Winter break in Perthshire?

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.

The Maiden Castle and Well

Scotland is full of fantastic tails of the supernatural, with stories of mythical beasts and ghostly occurrences. If you are interested in tales from the other world, then you will have come across lots of accounts of people interacting with the Fairies. These little creatures were not the cute Tinkerbell from Peter Pan but often sinister and malevolent, at worst evil and at best merely mischievous, but defiantly something to be feared.

Female Co-Founder of Social Bite Recognised

The Livingstone Medal is named in Honour of David Livingstone, the famed missionary who worked to address inequality in parts of Africa during the 19th Century. And since the award was bequeathed in 1901, it has developed an incredible heritage of its own, becoming one of the Society’s most prestigious honours.