Things to do in Perth

Things to do in Perth

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Discover the best attractions and things to do in Perth, Scotland

Once the capital of Scotland, the picture-perfect city of Perth idyllically overlooks the glistening waters of the River Tay. With so much to see and do, Perth promises a truly lovely holiday spot, whatever time of year.

Whether you’re looking for an exciting city break or a peaceful retreat to Scotland, there’s a wealth of sights and attractions waiting to be discovered.

Things to do in Perth

A favourite with the Royal Family, Perth is brimming with local heritage and culture. Perth Museum & Art Gallery boasts a fascinating collection of archaeology, fine art and photographs depicting the area’s long history. The Black Watch Museum tells the story of the Black Watch Regiment through interactive exhibitions of film and memorabilia.

Follow in the footsteps of royalty with a visit to Scone Palace, where there is much to see and do for the visitor. Find an entertaining maze for the little ones, beautiful gardens to stroll around or discover the treasured furniture and paintings inside.

Perth Concert Hall is the hub of exciting performances, gathering the city together with a range of productions. Catch a live performance of music, comedy or theatre in this wonderfully contemporary space. With the world-renowned Gleneagles golf course on your doorstep, you’re in a golfer’s paradise. Enjoy a peaceful afternoon testing your swing at one of the worlds top courses.

Things to see in Perth

Are you wondering what there is to see in Perth? Immerse yourself in the intriguing history of Elcho Castle, once home to the laird and his lady. Built-in the 16th century, the noble interior remains to be seen today.

Embark on a two-footed adventure to the summit of Kinnoull Hill. Sitting at the highest point in Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park, there’s a wealth of spectacular sights to see.

Discover a range of things to do in Perth, Scotland…  

  • Eyam Museum

    Black Watch Museum

    Hay St
    PH1 5HP

    01738 638152

    This captivating, award-winning museum is set in Balhousie Castle, and tells the compelling story of the Black Watch Regiment using film, memorabilia, diaries and more.

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  • Elcho Castle

    Elcho Castle

    Castle Wynd
    PH2 8QQ

    01738 639998

    Dating back to 1590, Elcho Castle is a beautifully fortified mansion resting attractively on the banks of the River Tay. Step inside and uncover its intriguing history.

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  • A view from the top of Kinnoull Hill

    Kinnoull Hill

    PH2 7XZ

    Kinnoull Hill is a Site of Special Scientific Interest that impressively sits at the highest point of the Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park, the views from which are among some of the most incredible in Perth.

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  • Perth Concert Hall

    Perth Concert Hall

    Mill Street
    PH1 5HZ

    01738 621031

    An exquisitely modern concert hall famous for its acoustics, visit Perth Concert Hall for a variety of high-quality performances.

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  • Scone Castle

    Scone Palace

    PH2 6BD

    01738 552300

    The astounding stately home and former coronation site of Scottish Kings, Scone Palace is a Category A listed house and a fine example of Georgian Gothic architecture. It makes for a fascinating day out, offering a real glimpse into Scottish monarchial history.

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