Things to Do in Perth

A compact city on the banks of the River Tay, Perth is known as the Fair City after The Fair Maid of Perth (1828) by Sir Walter Scott - a fitting name for an elegant place. 

With a palace, museums, art galleries, stunning gardens, state-of-the-art entertainment venues which draw world-class performers, and Perth's famous racecourse, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do in Perth. 

  1. Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park Perth

    Kinnoull Hill's Tower, Perth.

    © VisitScotland / Kenny Lam, all rights reserved

    This tranquil park to the east of Perth opened as Scotland’s first official woodland park in 1991. It includes five hills, Corsiehill, Deuchny Hill, Barn Hill, Binn Hill and Kinnoull Hill and an abundance of flora and fauna, as well as roe deer, red squirrels and excellent open viewpoints across the Perth countryside. The park also features grassy paths and waymarked nature trails through fine mixed woodland of Scots pine, larch, oak, birch and Norway spruce. 

  2. Black Watch Castle & Museum Perth

    1. The Black Watch Castle & Museum

    © The Black Watch Castle and Museum

    You’ll find The Black Watch Museum within the historic Balhousie Castle, a building which is said to date back to the 12th century. A visit to the ancestral Home of The Black Watch brings the history of Scotland’s oldest Highland Regiment’s to life, through artefacts, paintings, photographs, personal stories and interactive displays. Not only will you find The Black Watch Museum here, but there is also The Bistro @ The Castle and a gift shop. 

    Ausstattung
    • Parkplatz
    • Haustiere willkommen
    • Höhranlage
    • Barrierefreier Park- oder Halteplatz
    • Barrierefreier Zugang
    • Barrierefreie Toiletten
    • WLAN
    • Café oder Restaurant
  3. Perth Concert Hall Perth

    Perth Concert Hall

    Perth Concert Hall is a go-to venue for major music and comedy tours, a second home for Scotland’s classical orchestras, and a place for local artists and top international acts to perform. This state-of-the-art concert hall has some of the finest acoustics in Europe and, along with its sister building, Perth Theatre, is at the heart of cultural life in Perthshire. 

    Ausstattung
    • Höhranlage
    • Barrierefreier Zugang
    • Barrierefreie Toiletten
    • WLAN
    • Café oder Restaurant
  4. Scone Palace Perth

    Scone Palace, Scottish Visitor Attraction, Historic House, Palace, Castle

    © Scone Palace

    Scone Palace is an ancient Scottish building, which was once the crowning place of Scottish royalty. It is surrounded by beautiful gardens and peaceful woodland, perfect for a stroll or even a picnic. Inside the palace you can admire the needlework skills of Mary Queen of Scots and see the State Rooms where Queen Victoria was entertained on her way to the Highlands. There's also a great adventure playground for children in the grounds, not to mention the unique 'tartan' maze of 2,000 beech trees. The maze was planted in the shape of the heraldic Murray Star. 

    Ausstattung
    • Höhranlage
    • Barrierefreier Park- oder Halteplatz
    • Barrierefreier Zugang
    • Barrierefreie Toiletten
    • Mit öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln erreichbar
    • Parkplatz
    • Haustiere willkommen
    • WLAN
    • Café oder Restaurant
  5. River Tay Way Aberfeldy

    Looking toward St Matthew's Church on the River Tay, Perth.

    © VisitScotland / Kenny Lam, all rights reserved

    The River Tay is the longest river in Scotland at 119 miles and is one of the five big Scottish salmon rivers. In Perth, the river can be best enjoyed from the beautiful riverside walkway and North Inch Park. Look out for a new long-distance walking and cycling route called The River Tay Way which will travel between Perth and Kenmore through some of the finest countryside that Perthshire has to offer. The walking route follows existing paths, and the cycling route follows National Cycle Route 77. 

  6. River Tay Public Art Trail Perth

    Der River Tay Public Art Trail, Perth

    © © VisitScotland / Kenny Lam

    Visit The River Tay Public Art Trail on your trip to Perth, a two-and-a-half-mile long wheelchair accessible trail beginning and ending in Perth city centre. It features thought-provoking sculptures which draw their inspiration from the river and its wildlife, the city and local history. 

  7. Perth Art Gallery Perth

    A family look at the dome of Perth Art Gallery

    © Culture Perth and Kinross

    As part of a major refresh, Perth Art Gallery will become the new home to the Fergusson Collection from Spring 2023, with more space to display works and greater accessibility. The newly refreshed Perth Art Gallery will allow more works of art from local, Scottish, and international artists to be displayed than ever before.  

    Ausstattung
    • Mit öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln erreichbar
    • Höhranlage
    • Barrierefreier Park- oder Halteplatz
    • Barrierefreie Toiletten
    • WLAN
    • Café oder Restaurant
  8. The Fair Maid's House Region Perth

    The Fair Maid's House

    The Fair Maid’s House is one of the oldest buildings in Perth. Nowadays it is home to The Royal Scottish Geographical Society's visitor and education centre. Visitors to the centre can watch the planet from space and see the continents evolve in the Earth Room; learn about the hottest and coldest places on Earth in the Education Room; and learn about maps and explorers, or curl up with a book, in the Explorers' Room. Great for families! 

    Ausstattung
    • Barrierefreier Zugang
    • Barrierefreie Toiletten
  9. Branklyn Garden Perth

    Branklyn Garden

    Gardeners and botanical types will love Brankyln Garden which has an outstanding collection of rhododendrons, alpines and herbaceous plants, not to mention some beautiful woodland. A haven of peace and tranquillity within walking distance of Perth city centre, it also contains a wonderful collection of rare species and exotic plants. You can purchase gifts, seeds and plants, including a selection of unusual alpines, perennials and bulbs, in the shop. 

    Ausstattung
    • Parkplatz
    • Haustiere willkommen
    • Barrierefreier Park- oder Halteplatz
    • Barrierefreie Toiletten
    • Café oder Restaurant
  10. King James VI Golf Club Perth

    King James VI Golf Club

    Looking to play a spot of golf? Just five minutes on foot from the town centre you’ll find King James VI Golf Club. This is said to be the only club in the world named after a previous monarch and one of only two golf courses situated on an island in a river, Moncreiffe Island. Coincidentally, the other river island course is in Perth, Australia! 

  11. Perth Racecourse Perth

    Racing action at Perth

    Perth Racecourse is one of the most picturesque racecourses in the country. Nestled in the parklands of Scone Palace, alongside the banks of the River Tay, it is a uniquely beautiful location. Enjoy a wonderful day out where you’ll be close to the action, and able to rub shoulders with the stars of the Summer Jump season. 

    Ausstattung
    • Parkplatz
    • Barrierefreier Park- oder Halteplatz
    • Barrierefreie Toiletten
  12. The Perth Treasure Hunt Trail Perth

    The Perth Treasure Trail

    © Treasure Trails

    Why not spend a couple of hours exploring Perth on the Perth Treasure Hunt Trail? The self-guided Perth Treasure Hunt Trail was written with families in mind as it can be enjoyed by children and adults alike. Can you work together to solve the fun and sometimes tricky puzzles found on permanent features around Perth? Solve the clues and see the sights of Perth! 

  13. Quarrymill Woodland Park Perth

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    Enjoy waymarked forest walks and array of wildlife in Quarrymill Woodland Park, which is just half a mile north of Perth. During springtime, bluebells carpet the woodland floor beneath the trees and red squirrels are often spotted above. Access for wheelchair users has been created along two of the walks here, which also include picnic areas and viewing platforms across the forest. 

  14. Willowgate Activity Centre Perth

    Willowgate Activity Centre

    Willowgate offers visitors a chance to take to the water or land just 5 miles from Perth city centre. With experiences including guided kayak tours into Perth, guided local walks, archery and stand-up paddle boarding there is plenty of choice. After enjoying a great day out why not relax in the riverside café with a scone and a cup of tea! 

    Ausstattung
    • Parkplatz
    • Barrierefreier Park- oder Halteplatz
    • Barrierefreie Toiletten

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