Overlooking the River Tay, Perth

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Perth

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 in the east of Scotland, this city is a sparkling cosmopolitan gem that keeps on giving visit after visit. Located only an hour from Edinburgh or Glasgow, Perth is one of the most accessible cities in the country and is perfect for a holiday get away, weekend or city break.

Nestled between two sprawling public parks, the elegant Georgian townhouses, cobbled streets and medieval spires, Perth boasts an array of outstanding monuments, art galleries and museums you can explore, as well as being able to take in the historic atmosphere by wandering the streets and nearby trails. With bustling weekend markets and stylish shopping centres, a holiday in Perth is the perfect choice if you're looking for a unique shopping experience. The surrounding Perthshire area also offers several unique shopping experiences. And whether you're after a quick bite to eat or a three-course meal with all the trimmings, the city's dining scene doesn't disappoint.

Perth Travel Information

How to get to Perth 

Perth's central location makes reaching it from the rest of the UK and beyond pretty simple. Glasgow Airport is located under an hour and a half's drive from Perthshire while Edinburgh is just an hour and Dundee Airport is 30 minutes away. Travel time to Perthshire from Aberdeen Airport is around two hours.

The M90 from Edinburgh and the M80, M9 and A9 from Glasgow and Stirling offer the quickest routes into the Perthshire region while Perth Railway Station offers direct links from Edinburgh and Glasgow and neighbouring towns. A sleeper service direct from London is also available.

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How to get around Perth 

Perth is small enough to explore easily on foot, but if you want to venture further afield, the city is well catered for with car rental companies. Regular bus and train services also provide connections from the city centre to neighbouring towns and villages.

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