Just a short drive from Blairgowrie, the Fair City of Perth is a city of parks and gardens that regularly wins Britain in Bloom awards.
Its narrow vennels conceal and cosset a host of small speciality shops and private art galleries and some of the finest restaurants in Scotland.
The city boasts award-winning museums (the Black Watch Museum is located in Balhousie Castle) & galleries (the J.D. Fergusson Gallery displays many of the great Scottish colourist's masterpieces), a grand Edwardian theatre currently being restored to its former glories by a £17 million restoration project and a thriving concert hall.
Festival of the Arts
The Perth Festival of the Arts each May has an exciting international programme. The 2017 event was headlined by Nigel Kennedy, Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra and The Moscow Philharmonic.
Sport of Kings
Perth was once the capital of Scotland and Scottish kings, including Robert the Bruce, were crowned at magnificent Scone Palace, one of the UK’s most popular historic houses, which you’ll find on the city’s boundaries on the road to Blairgowrie.
Perth Racecourse, near Scone Palace, hosts a varied programme of flat and National Hunt racing from April to September, including the prestigious Gold Cup meeting in June.
Find out more about the Fair City at www.perthcity.co.uk.