Perth & Kinross | City | ★★★

[St John Street is one of the most attractive parts of the city]

Ah, the Fair City of Perth! Situated at a key crossroads of transport corridors near the Lowland / Highland boundary, this historic riverside settlement officially became Scotland's 7th city in 2012, and you really should spend some time here if you're in the country for an extended trip. The "perfect centre" (as another motto claims) forms a compact grid, formerly hugged by defensive walls and fortified gates. Inside this zone you'll find a handful of excellent museums and galleries, welcoming churches and decent High Street shopping - admittedly interspersed with a few less interesting parts. Look beyond the centre and nature soon takes over: the salmon-rich but flood-prone River Tay forms a blue border on the east side, while the meadows of the North and South Inches stretch away to the, err, north and south. The finest local beauty spot has to be Kinnoull Hill: a smallish summit with an excitingly big view within walking distance of the city centre.

[River Tay at Perth]

Location & info

📌 Perth ★★★
Perth & Kinross. Junction of High Street & Kinnoull Street is at G.R.: NO 117236 ///stands.towns.luck

🚶 The city is usefully compact, with all central attractions easily walkable. Hop on a bus for Scone Palace or Huntingtower Castle.
🚆🚌 Perth has good rail and coach links with the rest of Scotland, as well as an extensive network of local bus routes.
🚗 City centre parking is chargeable, but there are free spots further out.

See & do (<1 mi away)

>> Black Watch Museum & Castle ★★★
>> Branklyn Gardens ★★★
>> Fergusson Gallery (not yet featured)
>> North Inch (Perth) ★★
>> Perth Museum and Art Gallery (not yet featured)
>> Rodney Gardens ★★
>> St John's Kirk (Perth) ★★
>> St Ninian's Cathedral ;(not yet featured)
>> Walk: Blue Kinnoull views - drama above the Fair City ★★★★

Nearby (1-3 mi away)

>> Huntingtower Castle ★★★ (2 mi ←)
>> Scone Palace ★★★ (2 mi ↑)
>> Walk: Scone 200 ★★★ (2 mi ↑)

[High Street]


[St John's Kirk]

[View from Kinnoull Hill on the edge of the city]

[Rodney Gardens]

[Black Watch Museum and Castle]

[View from Queen's Bridge]

[Mercat cross]

[St John Street]

[Perth Concert Hall]

[Old Bridge]

[Grand buildings on Tay Street]

[Town Hall]

[River Tay at North Inch]


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