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Perth is one of the oldest and most interesting areas of Scotland to visit today. It was first inhabited more than 8000 years ago because of its location on the River Tay and, having grown as a result of that in more recent times, today has a population in excess of 43,000. Having been built on a major historical site, modern Perth is a former royal burgh and has a wealth of history and culture to share.Perth is home to a number of fantastic sites that attract visitors from all around the world every year. With waterwheels and traditional industry to examine, authentic Scottish distilleries to sample and numerous romantic and historically important castles to visit, Perth has something for everyone.


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Huntingtower Castle and Balhousie Castle are particularly popular for those wanting to take in a little history.
Modern culture is also important in Perth. For example, Perth Theatre and the Festival Theatre in Pitlochry offer a taste of culture with performances of plays, music and contemporary arts every year.

If nature is appealing then Perth is the place to go in Scotland. There are organised safaris, falconry and fishing expeditions for the benefit of visitors. Alternatively, you can go along one of the many hiking trails and enjoy the natural scenic beauty yourself.
Perth also has a wealth of restaurants, cafes, pubs and clubs so you can enjoy entertainment and good food in the city. There is also an abundance of accommodation to suit all budgets so your trip can be as affordable or expensive as you need it to be.

Black Watch Regimental Museum
This regiment is one of Britain’s most famous, and you can learn all about their battles here. The museum is located in the grounds of Balhouise castle.
(0131 310 8530)

Huntingtower Castle
This large imposing castle has a rich Scottish history , known to be a favourite of Mary Queen of Scots in her reign in the 1500’s.

Museum of Abernethy
This museum centres on the social history of the locals over generations who lived in this area. (01738 850 889)

Perth Museum and Art Gallery
This is one of the oldest museums in Britain, and has an extensive collection of local works ranging from paintings to photography. Located in George Street. (01738 632 488)

Scone Castle
This very well known castle represents great historical significance to Scotland. It has been the place of the crowning of many Scottish Kings , housed the Stone of Destiny and immortalised by Shakespeare through his play Macbeth. (01738 552 300)







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