Perth and the River Tay


The 'Fair City' of Perth sits on the banks of the River Tay in the east of Scotland, just a short journey from Edinburgh or Glasgow. Perth is nestled between two sprawling public parks, and has elegant Georgian townhouses, cobbled streets and medieval spires. Explore the monuments, art galleries and museums before discovering the glorious Perthshire countryside. 

Map of Perth

Explore Perth


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Travel to and Around Perth

Getting to Perth


Perth Railway Station, right in the heart of the city, has frequent fast and reliable services to and from major cities.

LNER trains run from Perth along the east coast to cities such as Edinburgh, York, Newcastle and London.

Book with LNER

Scotrail provides an express rail service direct to Perth from many major cities.

Check Scotrail timetables

Perth can also be reached overnight from London on the Caledonian Sleeper.

Travel overnight on the Caledonian Sleeper

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Getting around Perth


Perthis easily explored on foot with most key attractions within walking distance of each other. Attractions beyond the city centre can be reached cost effectively by public transport and again explored further by foot.

Discover walking routes around Perth


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A tip from your local expert

VisitScotland Information Centre

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Discover the whole world in Perth with a visit to the Fair Maid’s House where you can learn about our planet and Scotland’s history of leading in geology and geography.


Assistant iCentre Manager, Perth

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