Scotland's ancient capital for five centuries, the 'Fair City' of Perth. 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.
Travel to and Around Perth
Getting to Perth
Perth Railway Station offers direct links from Edinburgh and Glasgow and neighbouring towns. A sleeper service direct from London is also available.
The M90 from Edinburgh and the M80, M9 and A9 from Glasgow and Stirling offer the quickest routes into the Perthshire region.
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.
Getting around Perth
Perth is small enough to explore easily on foot.
Bus and coach
Regular bus and train services provide connections from the city centre to neighbouring towns and villages.
If you want to venture further afield, the city is well catered for with car rental companies
Accommodation in Perth
Find a place to stay
From cosy cottages, self-catering, and small B&Bs to luxury hotels, local campsites and family-run guesthouses, there is plenty of welcoming accommodation across Perth to choose from.
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Help and advice
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Food & Drink in Perth
Find a place to eat
Explore a range of delectable dishes and a range of local produce at cafes, bar and restaurants across Perth.
Map of Perth
Ideas for Things to Do in Perth
11 Must-visit Hidden Gems in Perth
Explore the secret spots & attractions of Perth, from the longest hedge in Britain, to tasty treats and picturesque views across the city.
Plan your trip with the Perth City website
A bustling hive of activity, Perth’s vibrant city centre is brimming with the very best Scottish things to do.
Routes, Trails & Tours
A small, compact city that can be explored on foot with lots of history to delve into on a guided tour or follow along an itinerary if you're not sure where to start.
Find the latest events and festivals taking place in Perth.
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