Ninth hole of the PGA Centenary golf course at Gleneagles
Christmas Lights switch-on event, Perth
St John's Street, Perth
For a revitalising city break, visit Perth to discover a lively cosmopolitan hub on the banks of the River Tay. Once Scotland's ancient capital, it has now become the country's newest city as civic status was restored in honour of Her Majesty The Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Perth may be the country’s newest city, but with its remarkable setting, rich history and vibrant cultural scene, it has plenty to offer visitors.
Picturesquely situated the banks of the River Tay, Perth possesses the energy and dynamism you would expect of a larger city while remaining friendly and compact. As well as restaurants, there are bars and pubs to while away evenings in and venues offering live music, theatre, dance and more.
The pedestrianised main shopping street and centre are ideal for picking up a present or treat for yourself. Make sure to spend some time browsing in the shops of Perth, which offer everything from the latest fashions to authentic Scottish crafts.
Try out a range of outdoor activities at the Perthshire Adventure Festival in June, where you can enjoy many adrenaline-pumping activities, including: kayaking, bungee jumping, rock climbing and there is even the chance to climb a zip wire.
During the festive season, Perth's Winter Festivals are not to be missed. Discover fantastic family entertainment, events and attractions including the city’s annual Christmas Lights Festival and Santa Parade, as well as Scotland’s first outdoor chocolate festival, a traditional Christmas market, an ice rink, and much more.
Perth was a prosperous town favoured by King James VI in 1600, who described it as a city. Imagine the historic city scenes as you take a quiet stroll around the city's two spacious parks or admire the elegant Georgian townhouses and quaint cobbled streets.