Perth

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Perth
The ancient capital of Scotland, this busy market town is beautifully set along the banks of the River Tay.

Perth was the capital of Scotland until the mid-15th century, and remains one of the country’s most important commercial and cultural centers. Nicknamed “the fair city,” this attractive town is home to several fine museums as well as a famous castle. Explore the surrounding countryside, which is ideal for hiking and walking.

Go for a walk along Tay Street, where some of the city’s grandest historic buildings are set along the River Tay. Browse interesting boutiques and galleries or visit one of the pretty parkland areas, known as the North Inch and South Inch, which border the city center.

See one of the town’s most well-known attractions, St John's Kirk. This 12th-century church is the infamous site where John Knox preached a sermon in the 16th century, which helped to incite the Reformation, leading to a wave of destruction of religious sites.

Learn about Scotland’s oldest Highland regiment at the Black Watch Regimental Museum. This stirring museum chronicles the story of this much-loved regiment from its formation in the 18th century through to the present day. Inspect the personal effects of some Black Watch men, along with historic photographs, paintings and weaponry.

The Perth Art Gallery and Museum’s vast and varied collection truly offers something for visitors with all kinds of different interests. Set in a 19th-century building modeled after Rome’s Pantheon, the museum includes exhibits dedicated to art, archeology and nature, as well as global and local history. Don’t miss the large collection of archival photos, which include 19th-century images of Perth.

Find iconic Scone Palace just north of Perth. Once the site of Scottish king coronations, the palace features stunning rooms and galleries filled with historic furniture and beautiful objets d’art. Walk through the Long Gallery, which is touted as the longest room in any Scottish home and see the dining room where Queen Victoria and Prince Albert ate during their visit to the palace in 1842.

Perth is located 44 miles (71 kilometers) north of Edinburgh. Take the bus or train from Edinburgh. Perth’s city center is easily explored on foot. No visit to Scotland would be complete without a visit to its former capital.

Mercure Perth Hotel
Mercure Perth Hotel
3 out of 5
West Mill Street, Perth, Scotland, PH1 5QP
The price is HK$329 per night from 3 Jan to 4 Jan
HK$329
per night
3 Jan - 4 Jan
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Perth. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in ...
3.6/5 Good! (694 reviews)
"Lovely hotel very central to bars,restaurants and shops"

Reviewed on 14 Nov 2022

Mercure Perth Hotel
Leonardo Boutique Huntingtower Perth
Leonardo Boutique Huntingtower Perth
4 out of 5
Crieff Road, Perth, Scotland, PH1 3JT
The price is HK$509 per night from 3 Jan to 4 Jan
HK$509
per night
3 Jan - 4 Jan
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Perth. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (591 reviews)
pleasant stay.
"Stayed at the hotel as my husband was working locally. Staff were all very helpful and the room was comfortable and clean. Food was really good, had room service and ate in the restaurant and both were really good."

Reviewed on 21 Nov 2022

Leonardo Boutique Huntingtower Perth
Ballathie Country House Hotel and Estate
Ballathie Country House Hotel and Estate
4 out of 5
Kinclaven By Stanley, Perth, Scotland, PH1 4QN
The price is HK$675 per night from 11 Dec to 12 Dec
HK$675
per night
11 Dec - 12 Dec
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Perth. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (317 reviews)
"Beautiful surrounds, very quiet, warm, cosy room and bathroom even though we were not part of the main house, lovely helpful, attentive and friendly staff, good gluten and dairy free options"

Reviewed on 22 Nov 2022

Ballathie Country House Hotel and Estate
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Stunning Duplex With Hot Tub, AC and EV Charger
Stunning Duplex With Hot Tub, AC and EV Charger
3.5 out of 5
Newhill Granary, Glenfarg, Perth, Scotland, PH2 9QN
Stay at this 3.5-star spa holiday home in Perth. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a full-service spa. Popular attractions Burleigh Sands and Balado Park are ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Amazing place to stay, highly recommend.
"Amazing property and owners, couldn’t have asked for more. I normally stay in hotels for business but decided I needed a change for the 4 nights I was away on this trip. I’m so glad I did. It was a home away from home with all the comforts and more. I wanted to bring the Jacuzzi bath home with me😂. ..."

Reviewed on 21 Nov 2022

Stunning Duplex With Hot Tub, AC and EV Charger
The Granary House
The Granary House
3 out of 5
Rossie Ochil Estate, The Granary House, Perth, Scotland, PH2 9DH
Stay at this 3-star holiday home in Perth. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and private hot tubs. Popular attractions St Serf's Church and Balado Park are located ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
"Spotlessly clean well maintained property with added bonus of a games room and hot tub."

Reviewed on 21 Oct 2019

The Granary House
Avonal Lodge
Avonal Lodge
3.5 out of 5
Perth, Scotland
Stay at this 3.5-star golf cottage in Perth. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a garden. Popular attractions St. John's Kirk and Fergusson Gallery are located ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
A Great Getaway
"Great location for a quiet getaway. Superb Lodge with everything you could need. Very high standard of furnishings and cleanliness."

Reviewed on 14 Jun 2022

Avonal Lodge
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