Once the ancient capital of Scotland, and now the country’s newest city, Perth is the beating heart of beautiful Perthshire, and the central hub that many visitors enjoy when they choose to visit Scotland.
A sprawling area that covers 2500 square miles offering a gloriously diverse mixture of hillsides, rivers and towns, and activities ranging from a Michelin star dining experience to bagging one of Scotland’s highest munros.
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Start with a brisk walk to the top of one of Perth’s most famous landmarks, Kinnoull Hill, and end with meal in one of the city’s many award-winning restaurants. With four exciting stops in between this is a great way to experience all that Perth has to offer.
Stop 1: Kinnoull Hill walk
Stop 2: River Tay Public Art Trail
Stop 3: Perth Museum and Art Gallery
Stop 4: Black Watch Castle and Museum
Stop 5: Dinner and Drinks in the City
This itinerary is made up of suggestions from Adam Burns, Centre Manager at Willowgate Activity Centre, based just a few miles away from Perth. Every day is an adventure for Adam, who introduces visitors to water and land-based activities on the River Tay and the surrounding area.
Stop 1: Willowgate Activity Centre
Stop 2: Giraffe Café
Stop 3: River Edge Lodges
Stop 1: Lady Mary’s Walk
Stop 2: Queen’s View
Stop 3: The Hermitage
Stop 4: Dunkeld House Hotel
Extend your visit with Visit Scotland’s Four Days in Perthshire itinerary here >>>
Beyond the city of Perth, you can find many picturesque towns and villages nestled in the surrounding woodland and peaceful countryside that are all unique and have many fascinating attractions to explore.