Perth has been the capital of Scotland for three centuries. To the west of Dundee, the city has kept nothing of its prestigious past, but the center remains pleasant. Instead, head to the Scone Palace, which will delight fans of the genre: no less than forty kings were crowned there. Perth Castle is also surrounded by a superb park where about fifty peacocks stroll.
The Perthshire region is located north of Edinburgh and Glasgow. It summarizes the landscapes of the whole of Scotland. It can be accessed easily and quickly. You will be enchanted by the wooded landscapes of this region, as well as the wild reliefs of the Glen Lyon or the Glenshee. Over a weekend, you can visit some of the most beautiful castles in Scotland (Stirling or Blair), taste a whiskey in one of the distilleries in the region (Dalwhinnie, Bell’s Blair Atholl or Edradour).
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Perth was the capital of Scotland until the mid-fifteenth century, and has remained to the present day one of the most important commercial and cultural centers in the country. Nicknamed “the fair city” (the beautiful city), it does not lack charm and houses several famous museums as well as a famous castle.
The surrounding countryside is also ideal for hiking and walks.You can start your visit at Tay Street, where some of the most grandiose historical buildings in the city are lined up on the banks of the Tay. Interesting shops and galleries are to be explored, as well as the attractive parks of North Inch and South Inch, on the edge of the city center.
One of the most famous sites in the city, St John’s Kirk Church, is a must-see. It was in this thirteenth-century building that John Knox preached a well-known sermon in the seventeenth century, which helped to trigger the Reformation and led to a wave of destruction of religious sites.
Any trip to Scotland must include a visit to the Perthshire region, the former capital of the country. Ideally located on the banks of the River Tay, Perth is a dense and always lively city. You can practice a large number of activities there: cultural visits, exploration of historical sites, walks and escape, leisure activities, shopping…
To find out more, here is a taste of what awaits you during your stay in Perth.
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