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 centre, Bell’s Sports Centre and beautiful parks for walking, cycling and jogging. There are also many links to the past, with Scone Palace, Perth Museum & Art Gallery, Huntingtower Castle, Elcho 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.