Unmissable tourist sites
Perth Travel guide
Perth : Michelin's recommendations
This former royal burgh has retained a country town atmosphere and is an ideal tourist centre. Perth lies on the River Tay, renowned down the ages for its salmon and freshwater mussels which produce handsome pearls. Some of the finest specimens adorn the Crown of Scotland, on display in Edinburgh Castle.
Tourist attractions Perth : Things to see and do
Hospital Street GB - Perth PH2 8HP
James 1 founded the only Carthusian monastery in Scotland in 1429; he and his wife, Jane Beaufort, were buried here as well as Margaret Tudor, the wife of James IV. Destroyed in 1559, the monastery was replaced by a hospital founded by James VI in 15..
West Mill Street GB - Perth PH1 5QP
This fine old industrial complex straddles the Town Lade, a 6 km-canal which carried water from a Tay tributary. The Upper City Mills have been successfully redeveloped and are now a hotel. The Lower Mills are a museum with machinery from the Victori..
St John's Place GB - Perth PH1 5SZ
Founded in the 12C, this 15C church with a bell tower is a fine example of a town church. It was restored in 1925-1926 to house a war memorial. Perth's old name of St. Johns probably stems from this church; the name continues to be used today - for t..
West Mill Street GB - PERTH PH1 5QP
"Stay at the 3 star Mercure Perth Hotel, a charming converted 15th century watermill. This Perth hotel is located right in the city centre Perth, less than 1 km from Perth Museum and it has the rugged Scottish Highlands as a backdrop. Then 76 co..
1 Leonard Street GB - Perth PH2 8HE
Located in the heart of Scotland, the Station Hotel is set in a grand Victorian mansion, situated in Perth centre and next to Perth Railway Station. The impressive hotel offers spacious rooms and Scottish breakfasts. Traditional cooked breakfasts ar..
22/30 County Place GB - Perth PH2 8EE
Right in the heart of Perth’s city centre, this modern hotel offers stylish and contemporary en suite rooms. Guests have access to free Wi-Fi, free parking and superb, award-winning fine dining in the Opus One Restaurant. The New County Hotel is wit..
Leisure activities Perth
Take a lunchtime cruise along the Swan River from Perth to the beautiful Swan Valley. You'll enjoy a delicious buffet lunch on board your fully licensed and air-conditioned vessel as you cruise upstream along Perth's famous river. Highlights I..
Take an exciting trip by 4WD to the fascinating Pinnacles Desert on an exhilarating day tour from Perth. You'll see koalas and other native animals at a wildlife park, have the option to enjoy a picnic lunch at the coastal town of Cervantes, take a g..
Take an entertaining day cruise from Perth along the beautiful Swan Valley, and wine and dine as you go! You'll cruise to the upper reaches of the Swan River, go wine tasting at premium wineries in the Swan Valley and enjoy lunch at a riverside winer..
2 St Leonard's Bank GB - Perth PH2 8EB
Informal restaurant set within a personally run Georgian house. Small bar leads into a bright conservatory with marble tables and garden views. Seasonal à la carte uses superb local produce; grill menu offers quality Aberdeen Angus beef.
77-79 Kinnoull St GB - Perth PH1 5EZ
Bottle-green corner restaurant close to the theatre and concert hall. Comfy lounge and friendly, chatty team. All-encompassing menus feature seasonal deals and special events. Passionate, classically based cooking with an ambitious edge.
63 Tay St GB - Perth PH2 8NN
Well-established riverside restaurant with fresh décor, bold modern artwork and attentive team. Good value lunches and choice of grill or gourmet dinners, the latter where the cooking really comes into its own. Wine list of over 250 bins.
2 St Leonard's Bank GB - Perth PH2 8EB
Located within a privately run hotel, an intimate conservatory restaurant and relaxed lounge. Gourmet-style 5 course menu offers one or two choices per course and changes weekly. Cooking is modern and features some interesting combinations.
8 North Port GB - Perth PH1 5LU
Old stone building by the Concert Hall, with 3 dark wood panelled rooms offset by smart, modern furnishings. Concise menus of unfussy, classical dishes presented in a modern style; good value lunch and pre-theatre menus. Friendly service.