Perth city breaks

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 is now the country's newest city as civic status was restored in honour of Her Majesty The Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Perth was a prosperous town favoured by King James VI in 1600, who described it as a city. That status was lost, temporarily, in 1975. But 2012 saw this beautiful compact town become an official city again by the order of HM The Queen.

Discover more historic and cultural tales at nearby palaces or city galleries. Take a quiet stroll around the city's two spacious parks or admire the elegant Georgian townhouses and quaint cobbled streets. Make sure and spend some time shopping while you are here - browse markets, pop into department stores and take a break at a charming café or tearoom.

From three championship courses at Gleneagles to the historic North Inch, enjoy great golf during your stay, with many courses just a stone’s throw from the city. The countryside around the city of Perth provides ample delicious local produce - enjoy lunch, dinner or simply a snack at one of the many city restaurants.

On your break to Perth you can choose from accommodation options including hotels, guesthouses, B&Bs and self-catering apartments.

The River Tay, Perth

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