Things to see and do - Perth
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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
Queen's View is a viewpoint up above Loch Tummel. There is a magnificent panorama over the loch and the cone-shaped peak of Schiehallion (1,083m). Queen Victoria visited this place in 1866, hence the name.
The estate of Scone Palace encompasses Moot Hill, one of Scotland's most hallowed historical sites since Pict times. Kenneth MacAlpine made it the centre of his new Picto-Scottish kingdom in the middle of the 9C and a counterpart of the ecclesiastica..
The old village school houses an exceptional collection of Picts steles sculpted from red sandstone (7-10C) that were discovered in the region. Cross-shaped flagstones, tombs and various fragments display the life and art of the Picts. Even if not ev..
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. Complimentary Wi..
37 York Place GB - Perth PH2 8EH
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In the heart of Scotland and 5 minutes' walk from the centre of Perth, this hotel is conveniently located for the railway and bus stations. Wi-Fi is available throughout and it is free of charge. Ideally situated for visiting Perth and the surroundi..
Leonard Street GB - Perth PH2 8HB
Prix Prices from : 45 £
Situated in the heart of Scotland and close to Perth city centre, Best Western Queens Hotel is only a short walk from the River Tay, and has a lounge bar, a restaurant and a leisure club. The Queens Hotel is right next to both the bus and train stat..
80 George St GB - PH1 5LB Perth
Striking building with bright red doors: formerly the first Post Office in Perth. Classic lunches are followed by an evening menu with a more modern edge. The stone walled cellar bar hosts live jazz and blues on Fridays and Saturdays.
63 Tay St GB - PH2 8NN Perth
Well-established riverside restaurant run by an attentive team. Ambitious dishes feature an array of flavours and textures; the midweek pre-theatre menus represent good value and the impressive wine list features over 250 bins.
GB - PH3 1NF Auchterarder
Elegant restaurant hung with portraits of its famous chef. The à la carte focuses on refined French classics, with home-smoked lobster a signature dish, while the 8 course dégustation menu showcases their top picks 'en miniature'. Much of the produce..
77-79 Kinnoull St GB - PH1 5EZ Perth
Bottle-green restaurant close to the theatre and the concert hall. All-encompassing menus feature passionately prepared, classically based dishes with an ambitious edge. The smart lounge serves cocktails and sharing platters.
38 South St GB - PH2 8PG Perth
Lively bistro; its square, marble-floored room tightly packed with tables and dominated by a mirror stencilled with a Paris Metro map. Menus list Gallic favourites. The adjoining deli serves wood-fired pizzas and tasty pastries.
2 St Leonard's Bank GB - PH2 8EB Perth
Intimate conservatory restaurant with a relaxed lounge, set within a privately run hotel. The gourmet-style 5 course menu offers one or two choices per course and changes weekly; cooking is modern and features some interesting combinations.