Perth enjoys a beautiful position on the banks Scotland's longest river, The River Tay. It was once the ancient Capital of Scotland and played an influential role in the country's history which is portrayed by its fine historical buildings and elegant architecture.
Perth may be Scotland's newest city, with modern facilities to match, but it is also rich in history and has a wealth of well-preserved castles, ruins and stately homes to explore. One of the most popular is Scone Palace, the crowning place of Scottish Kings including Macbeth, Robert the Bruce and Charles II. The palace lies on the banks of the river and features extensive grounds and a maze.
The Black Watch Castle and Museum is set in beautiful grounds and gardens and the museum offers a fascinating exploration into Scotland's military history. Drive further out of the city and you will discover an abundance of ancient castles dotted around the surrounding countryside.
There is much more to Perth than its rich past. It is a thriving, modern city with an impressive array of shops, restaurants, cafes, bars and a flourishing arts and entertainments scene. There are world class art galleries and festivals, music and dance events and live theatre performances. Each year, the city hosts its own Highland Games, drawing visitors from far and wide.
For a relaxing day out, drive into the glorious Perthshire countryside, enjoy a round of golf, a spot of fishing or walking, biking and horse riding among the forests, waterfalls and glens. Venture a little further North and you will arrive at the beautiful wilderness that is Highland Perthshire. Here you will find a dramatic landscape where rare Arctic plants grow, red deer graze and golden eagles swoop high above the mountain tops.
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