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About Perth

Nestled into the heart of Scotland, Perth has long been the chosen holiday destination for those touring the country or looking to enjoy a short break in some of Scotland's most beautiful countryside.

Come and experience Perthshire and its enviable reputation for offering it all! You can seek adventure or relaxation in Highland Perthshire, top up on shopping and culture in our towns – and city – or delve into the past with our huge number of historical attractions. There a wide range of golf courses close by or if you fancy a wee tipple, we have 10 fabulous breweries/distilleries within 30 miles of Perth city centre for you to visit and enjoy!

Best of all, Perthshire is centrally located, so it is easy to get here. Hop on a train or bus, jump in the car, bring your bikes, golf clubs, scooters and kayaks – it won’t take long and you’ll make memories to last a lifetime!


Great Reasons to Visit Perth


Scone Palace

Scone Palace has an exciting and colourful history as one of Scotland’s most important stately homes.  Fifteen hundred years ago it was the capital of the Picts.

In the intervening centuries, it has been the seat of parliaments and the crowning of the King of Scots, including Macbeth and Robert The Bruce.  The Palace houses an outstanding collection of antiques, paintings and rare artefacts and the grounds are renowned throughout the world, making the stately home one of the most popular tourist attractions in both Perth and Scotland


The Black Watch Museum

Balhousie Castle sits on the edge of the North Inch and is a 5 star museum documenting the iconic Black Watch Regiment from 1725. 

The museum has a gift shop that sells a wide range of products from the regimental memorabilia to handpicked Scottish gifts and an award winning café filled with a delicious selection of hot and cold food.


Perth Concert Hall

Newly renovated, Perth Theatre is home to hundreds of productions a year. From upbeat music concerts to a classic ballet there is always something on to suit any member of the family.

To see what’s on, please visit their website.



Perth Museum & Art Gallery

From portraits and photographs to meteorites and Miss Ballantyne’s salmon there is always a fascinating array of objects from the collections on display complemented by in-gallery activities for families. Enjoy discovering about local history in our Beginnings Gallery, exploring the natural history of the area in Wild and Wonderful, or view a range artwork including portraits by John Everett Millais.

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Perth Racecourse

Nestled in the stunning parklands of Scone Palace, Perth Racecourse is Scotland’s most northerly course and one of the UK’s favourite days out.

A day at the races is unlike any other and here at Perth Racecourse we have built a national reputation for fantastic racing, a thrilling atmosphere, beautiful surroundings and the very best in Scottish hospitality. Each summer from April to September the team at Perth deliver a packed schedule of themed race meetings that consistently attract some of the UK and Ireland's best horses, owners, trainers and jockeys.

Open 365 days a year Perth Racecourse plays host out with racing to over 120 events and is home to one of the best conferencing facilities in Perthshire.

Further Afield

Pitlochry and Aberfeldy

Loch Tay Safaris

Suitable for 5 to 85-year olds, this brand new (for 2017), purpose-built rib with cabin will take you on a journey of discovery on Perthshire's largest loch. You will learn about the history from the ancient and mysterious standing stone to dramatic ruined castles, mystical and spellbinding stories and breath-taking landscapes. We are sure you will not be disappointed


Land Rover Experience Scotland

Land Rover Experience Scotland is your exclusive opportunity to be immersed in the all-terrain capability of Land Rover. Every experience is hosted by one of our world class instructors all of whom benefit from a wealth of knowledge and expertise to help you make the most out of your experience.

You are guaranteed to leave feeling a real sense of achievement!


Glenturret Distillery

At the heart of Strat Hearn, lies the oldest working distillery in Scotland. Famously ‘The Famous Grouse’ this whisky paradise attracts hundreds of visitors all year round.

Offering tours, experience days, tasters and much more it is a good day out for all. Restaurant/Bar and Gift Shop all on site for your every catering need.


Drummond Castle Gardens

Drummond Castle Gardens is one of Europe’s and Scotland’s most important and impressive formal gardens. Located in Perthshire near Crieff, it dates back to the 17th Century.

Famously featured in Rob Roy & Outlander, the gardens are a hot spot for tv shows & movies.


Action Glen

Fancy an action-packed day out? Action Glen covers everything from high ropes, quad bikes, horse riding, laser tag & much more. Whether you are a family, a couple or a solo traveller then Action Glen will have something for you to do.

All activities must be pre-booked.

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Gleneagles Golf Club

Gleneagles is one of greatest names in the world of golf. And as recent hosts of The Ryder and Solheim Cups, it’s easy to see why.

Their three championship golf courses celebrate the history and evolution of golf itself - from The King's Course, our Braid-designed masterpiece and 'inland links' classic, and The Queen's Course, one of the finest par-68 heathland courses in the UK, to our contemporary Nicklaus-designed PGA Centenary Course. These 54 holes offer a world-class golfing experience to a broad spectrum of enthusiasts, from novices through to the finest players in the world.

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St Andrews

St Andrews Link Golf Club

For more than 600 years St Andrews Links, much like the game of golf itself, has evolved. Today more than 230,000 rounds are played over our seven public courses. St Andrews Links Trust also manages a number of additional facilities including a golf academy, three clubhouses and four shops.

Follow in the footsteps of legends, by playing the Old Course, the oldest and most iconic golf course in the world. The Swilcan Bridge and Hell Bunker are recognised across the globe, yet the greatest feature of the Old Course is that despite its grand status it remains a public golf course, open to all.

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Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park

A top family attraction and home to over 350 rare and exotic animals. Meet Scotland's only giraffes, experience the monkey drive-thru, immerse yourself in our sea lion and bird of prey presentations, take a boat trip to Chimp Island, explore the amazing new dinosaur exhibit and run wild in the giant adventure play area.

Located just outside Stirling, Blair Drummond Safari Park is one of Scotland's most exciting visitor attractions and the perfect place for a family day out.

They are part of a worldwide network of zoos which cares for rare species, we are part of the Endangered Species Breeding Programme, and we support conservation projects in the UK and around the world.

Blair Drummond Safari Park promises a fun filled day for all the family.


Edinburgh Castle

A 45-minute drive will take you to Edinburgh, where one of the most exciting historic sites in Western Europe is located, Edinburgh Castle. Set in the heart of Scotland's dynamic capital city, it is sure to capture your imagination. The scenery will take your breath away.
Edinburgh Castle is one of the oldest fortified places in Europe. With a long rich history as a royal residence, military garrison, prison and fortress, it is alive with many exciting tales. When you climb Castle Hill, you will walk in the footsteps of soldiers, kings and queens – and even the odd pirate or two.
There are many ways to experience Edinburgh Castle. Go straight to an exciting part, follow an itinerary, or allow an audio guide to show you around.
Afterwards take a stroll down the “Royal Mile” or through Princess Street Gardens. Then visit the fabulous shops, bars and restaurants Scotland’s capital has to offer.

Schiehallion - Munro


Perthshire is known as the gateway to the highlands – and with a title like that, you know that you are in the right place for a hill walk or two.

For those that don’t know, Munros are Scottish mountains over 3000 feet (915 metres). Perthshire is home to 28 of the 282 Munros across Scotland and is the perfect place to dip your toe into the world of Munro bagging.

Whether you are a seasoned walker or just looking for something to keep the family busy – the perfect Munro is waiting for you! Every Munro and hill walk in Perthshire delivers a stunning view, each with its own unique qualities and characteristics.

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