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

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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.

St William of Perth

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.

Picture Perfect Perthshire

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A Wilder Scotland in Perth: RSGS Talk

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...

Mary Queen of Scots and Loch Leven Castle

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.

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