Scotland's ancient capital for five centuries, the 'Fair City' of Perth is now the country's newest city. Bustling, compact and beautifully situated on the banks of the River Tay, Perth is a sparkling cosmopolitan gem that keeps on giving visit after visit.
Historic riches and architectural splendour
Nestled between two sprawling public parks, the elegant Georgian townhouses, cobbled streets and medieval spires of Perth hark back to its long and prosperous past. Located just a couple of miles from Scone Palace, the former home of the Stone of Destiny, Perth boasts plenty of ancient monuments of its own, as well as an array of outstanding art galleries and museums.
Shop till you drop
Perth's shopping rivals that of many of its larger fellow cities. Browse in McEwens, one of the UK's last independent family-run department stores for luxury items, peruse hip independent boutiques and pick up some bargains from all your favourite high street names.
Whether you're after a quick bite to eat or a three-course meal with all the trimmings, Perth's dining scene doesn't disappoint. Genteel tearooms, cosy cafés and superb restaurants serving everything from gourmet French cuisine to traditional Scottish fare - all are on the menu in Perth.