Perth is a city in Perthshire, which sits on the banks of the River Tay.
A former capital of Scotland, Perth was made a city again by the Queen as part of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012. It is a large provincial area and the main administrative and cosmopolitan centre for the beautiful and primarily rural surrounding 2,000 square miles of Perthshire.
Perth is located around 50 miles north of Edinburgh and enjoys a beautiful position on the banks of Scotland's longest river, the Tay, at 119 miles. With a rich and influential history that stretches back over 800 years, Perth has served as its country's capital and has always been one of the most important political, judicial and commercial centres in Scotland.
Many of the Scottish kings were crowned on the Stone of Destiny at Scone Palace, while there are many famous historical figures who left their mark on the royal burgh.
Today, Perth is a bustling city of around 50,000 inhabitants. It offers a range of entertainment, shops, cafés and restaurants. It is recognised as one of Scotland's premier culinary centres and is renowned for its parks and gardens. The city has won numerous Britain in Bloom awards including 'Champion of Champions in 2000 and Best Large Town in 2002.
There are a number of attractions in the area and the city has many lovely parks, gardens and golf courses. There is a great selection of shops, restaurants and cafés.