Perth is a town in Perthshire, Scotland, which lies on the banks of River Tay. Perth is popularly referred to as The Fair City, although per a redefinition of city status in the United Kingdom, it is no longer officially classed as a city , one of only three towns in the UK to have been declassified.
Perth st johnstone used to be Scotland's capital from the 12th century on with the important Scone Palace nearby. Nowadays it is a pretty quiet place and according to the 2001 census, the population of the town is 43,450 , many of whom work in financial and customer services.
Perth can be accessed from Edinburgh via the M90 from the south, Glasgow and Stirling via the A9 from the southwest, Inverness via the A9 from the north and Dundee and Aberdeen via the A90 from the east. Broxden roundabout, on the outskirts of Perth, is unique as it lists all 6 of Scotland's cities on its exit signs, as well as Crianlarich, a small settlement that must be passed through en route to major tourist centres such as Oban, Glencoe, Fort William, Mull and Iona (visitors to Scotland might be forgiven for thinking that Crianlarich is in fact a city, given the number of road signs that mention it).
The nearest commercial airports are:
- Dundee airport , (DND) (20 mi/32 km),
- Edinburgh International Airport , (EDI) (40 mi/64 km),
- Glasgow International Airport , (GLA) (68 mi/110 km),
- Glasgow Prestwick International Airport , (PIK) (91 mi/147 km),
- Aberdeen-Dyce Airport , (ABZ) (92 mi/148 km),
- Inverness Airport , (INV) (118 mi/190 km).
- Perth railway station is operated by First ScotRail , and the station is staffed throughout its opening hours.
The daily (overnight) Caledonian Sleeper  service between Inverness and London Euston and the daily East Coast Highland Chieftain  service between Inverness and London Kings Cross call at Perth.
The station has seven platforms, five of which are "through" platforms.
There are two entrances, both of which allow car parking. The ticket office, newsagent and café are between platforms 2 and 3. The original main concourse was between the current platforms 4 and 7 and the station was covered by a large overall roof, which still exists in a reduced form. At one time there were nine platforms as it once boasted more services in the past to serve the smaller branch lines running throughout Perthshire.
- Citylink  and Megabus  operate buses to and from Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Stirling. There are buses to Oban from May until October.
- Megabus operate services to and from Birmingham, London, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Preston, Scotch Corner, Sheffield and Wakefield.
- National Express  also operate many coach services to towns and cities in England.
- Stagecoach  operate the majority of the bus services in Perth. Day tickets can be bought on the bus which gives unlimited trips in Perth.
- Perth Park and Ride  and Scone Park and Ride  are convenient ways to get in and out of the town centre without taking your car.
- There are many vehicle hire companies operating in Perth. If you want to get off the beaten track then traveling by car is the best way to go.
- Taxis are plentiful around the town. There is a taxi rank outside the Caledonian Cinema and also on South Street beside the Tesco Metro. Local taxi firms include Ace Taxis 01738 633033, Station Taxis 01738 623400, Taylor's Taxis 01738 621789 and Thistle Taxis 01738 632424.
- Scone Palace, Scone (2 miles / 3km north of Perth, follow A93 and signs), 01738 552 300 (firstname.lastname@example.org), . Open Apr-Oct, M-Su 9:30AM-5:30PM (last entry 4:45PM). Scone is the historic crowning place of no less than 42 Scottish kings, including Robert the Bruce and Bonnie Prince Charlie. Where you can now see the Palace, built early 19th century, stood once the Abbot's Palace. You can see a replica of the Stone of Destiny, upon which the kings were crowned. The original stone was thought to have been stolen by Edward I and brought to London, but some believe the original was hidden by its guardians and that the English king was given a locally quarried substitute. A few years ago this stone was finally returned to Scotland and now resides in Edinburgh Castle. Visitors more interested in medieval history might not want to buy the rather expensive ticket for the Palace, but you can walk around the park on a cheaper ticket. The Palace offers an extensive collection of 17th and 18th century Ivories in the State Dining Rooms, 18th century French furnite, a big collection of Poreclain, Queen Victoria's boudoir and information of the Scottish kings. Palace & Grounds £6.95/5.95/4.00 (adult/student, senior/child). Grounds only £3.50/3.00/2.20 (adult/student, senior/child).
- St. John's Kirk is the centre of the town and the oldest building in Perth, dating back to to 1159. 
- St Ninian's Cathedral, not as old but none the less impressive. 
- The Black Watch Museum, Balhousie Castle, Hay Street, 01738 638152, (fax 01738 643245). Military history of the 42nd/73rd Highland Regiments. Paintings, medals, uniforms and weapons on display. No admission fee, but donations welcome. May-Sep M-Sa 10AM-4:30PM, Oct-Apr M-F 10AM-3:30PM. 
- Perth Museum & Art Gallery, 78 George Street, 01738 632488 (fax 01738 443505), . M-Sa 10AM-5PM, closed Christmas to New Year inclusive. Collection of Pictish Stones, art and information about natural history, human history and archeology. Free admission.
- Fergusson Gallery, Marshall Place. ,M-Sa 10AM-5PM. The works of J.D. Fergusson, the Scottish colourist artist and Perthshire local. Admission free.
- Elcho Castle the Rhynd, near Perth, PH2 8QQ. 4 miles from Perth, just off A912. 01738 639998 http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/index/places/propertyresults/propertyabout.htm?propid=pl_132&propname=elcho+castle 1st April - 30th September. Mon - Sun, 9.30AM to 5.30PM Adult £3.20, Child £1.60, Concession £2.70 Built on the site of an older structure in around 1560, it is one of the best examples of it's kind still remaining.
- Game Conservancy Scottish Fair Scone Palace. 01828 650639 http://www.scottishfair.com/ First weekend in July (3 days), 9.30AM - 6.00PM. Adults £14, Children (5-15) £3, Under 5s free. Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) £31 Set impressively in the grounds of Scone Palace, the Game Conservancy Scottish Fair is regarded as one of the main countryside events of the year in Scotland, demonstrating the importance of game and other wildlife and their contribution to the Scottish countryside. The Fair entertains all family members with a variety of displays (including Falconry and Terrier racing) in the Main Ring, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Gundog and Fishing Competitions on the banks of the River Tay. Educational exhibitions relating to countryside research projects undertaken by the Game Conservancy in Scotland together with children's activities (go-karts, climbing wall and superjumper) add to an enjoyable day out.
- Perth Farmers Market King Edward Street http://www.perthfarmersmarket.co.uk/ First Saturday of the month. 9.00AM-2.00PM Free At Perth Farmers' Market on the first Saturday of each month there is an abundance of fresh ingredients and quality products. From slabs of fresh red meat and slippery oysters to green, leafy veg to home made cakes, pies and wines - you will find everything you need to create delicious meals. If you're not sure what you're after, need to be inspired or want to know more about what you are eating, have a chat with our stallholders who can advise on ideas, cooking methods and traceability. From favourite comfort foods for the family to new and exciting recipe trends for dinner parties and friends, with Perth Farmers' Market, you really can make a meal of it.
- If you are fit enough you can cycle up to Kinnoull Hill  to have a superb view over the landscape. Cross River Tay over the Perth Bridge to the east side of the river. Go straight across the intersection and follow the road for about 3km and then turn right at the sign to Kinnoull Hill. You probably want to leave the bike at the car park unless you're up for some 2km off-road biking, but the walk to the summit is worth it! You can also drive up with the car to Kinnoull Hill and walk from the car park 2km up to the summit to get an impressive view over Perth and its surrounding.
- T In The Park Balado, Kinross. Located at Balado Airfield, just off the M90 at Kinross. 08444 999990 http://www.tinthepark.com Second weekend of July (3 days) Day tickets: £60.00 - £72.50. Weekend tickets: £170.00 - £180.00. Scotland's biggest and most famous annual music festival.
- Branklyn Garden 116 Dundee Road, PH2 7BB 01738 625535 http://www.branklyngarden.org.uk/ 10.00 - 17.00 Free his attractive garden in Perth was developed by John and Dorothy Renton with the help of seed collections from plant hunters such as Forrest, Ludlow and Sherriff.
Gardeners and botanists from all over the world come to see the outstanding plants - rhododendrons, alpines, herbaceous and peat-garden plants.
- Noah's Ark Old Gallows Road, PH1 1QE 01738 445568 http://www.noahs-ark.co.uk/ Children's indoor soft play area, indoor karting, golf driving range, ceramics centre, and ten pin bowling.
- Moncreiffe Hill Near Perth Take the Rhynd Road heading east from the A912 just north of Bridge of Earn for around 2 miles, follow signs for woodland walks. http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/en/our-woods/Pages/wood-details.aspx?wood=4909&site=Moncreiffe-Hill Free 56.3635°N 3.4°WMoncreiffe Hill is a major landmark just a few kilometres from the city of Perth. From the south a mixed woodland occupies a steep scarp slope showing the spring and autumn colours of broadleaves, larch and pine to the thousands of drivers heading north on the M90.
- Glenshee Ski Centre Cairnwell, Braemar, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5XU Glenshee Ski Centre is situated on the A93, nine miles south of Braemar and twenty five miles north of Blairgowrie. 01339 741665 http://www.ski-glenshee.co.uk/ 08.30 - 17.00 during ski season Although Glenshee is not in Perthshire, it is still very accessible from Perth.
Glenshee Ski Centre offers the UK's most extensive skiing and snowboarding facilities - we hope you will enjoy our mountains of adventure.
Glenshee - adventure in the making!
Glenshee's impressive 20 lifts and 36 runs offer an amazing diversity of natural terrain for all standards of skiers and snowboarders.
There are lots of options to choose from - you can join a class, go private, hire an instructor for your group, get into race training or simply take advantage of one of our great value package deals.
- Perth Playhouse 6 Murray Street, PH1 5PJ 01738 623126 http://www.caledoniancinemas.co.uk/ If the weather is poor and you fancy seeing a film, then why not pop along to the movies.
The Perth Playhouse shows the latest blockbusters. The art deco style building opened in 1933 and has since gone through various refurbishments, the most recent in 1999.
- Dewars Glover Street, PH2 0TH 01738 624188 http://www.dewarscentre.co.uk/ A Sports, Business and Events venue suitable for: Buffets, Bowling, Ceilidhs, Conferences, Curling, Dinners, Exhibitions, Funeral Receptions, Ice Hockey, Marquee, Meetings, Parties, Seminars, Skating, Trade Shows, Weddings
- Perth Leisure Pool Glasgow Road, PH2 0HZ 01738 492431 http://www.liveactive.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=19&Itemid=105 07.00 - 22.00 Ideally situated 5 minutes from Perth City Centre, Perth Leisure Pool is the perfect base for your day out to the Fair City.
Perth's water wonderland remains one of Scotland's most popular aquatic attractions. The 6 pools provide something for all ages, abilities and tastes.
There is potential for picking up seasonal work in the many restaurants, hotels and tourists attractions, particularly during the summer. There is also the nearby Cairngorms for skiing in the winter. In the rural areas surrounding Perth it is possible to earn money picking fruit or vegetables.
Unemployment is generally lower than the Scottish average, however many jobs are in retail or hospitality and so do not pay great wages. The biggest employers are Scottish and Southern Energy, Perth and Kinross Council and Aviva Insurance.
- Whisky. Perth has long been a centre for whisky, such as The Famous Grouse, Dewars and Bells. Some distilleries are still in operation in the area, such as Aberfeldy , Tullibardine  and Glenturret , however the ones in the city have now closed.
- Caithness Glass , at the top of the Dunkeld Road, is a visitor centre where all manner of glassware can be purchased. Visitors can also take a tour of the factory, seeing glass blowing and other techniques in practice.
- Cairn O’Mohr Fruit Wines East Inchmichael, Errol, PH2 7SP 01821 642781 http://www.cairnomohr.co.uk/ Mon to Fri 9AM-6PM, Sat 10AM-5PM, Sun 12.30-5PM Tours £6.50, children go free. Cairn O’Mohr award winning Scottish fruit wines are made from berries, flowers and leaves. All the Cairn O'Mohr wines have distinctive rolling flavours, juicy and aromatic.
- Perth Mart Visitor Centre Perth Mart, PH1 3JJ and also EWM, 17-19 St Johns Street, PH1 5SP 01738 637366 http://www.ewm-store.co.uk/_SM_pub/perth_mart/index.htm The Edinburgh Woollen Mill is a Scottish clothing retailer targeting men and women over the age of 40. They sell a good range of Scottish clothing and souvenirs such as Pringle knitwear and tartan travel rugs.
- Duncan's in Perth 33 George Street 01738 626016 http://www.duncansinperth.com/ Open Mon-Thu 12 - 2.30 & 5.30-9PM, Fri & Sat 12 - 2.30 & 5.30-9.30PM Duncans in Perth is a new addition to the dining out scene in Perth and is a welcome appearance. Good use of locally sourced ingredients prepared and cooked well in a friendly clean environment served by cheerful staff.
- Deans @ Let's Eat Restaurant 77 - 79 Kinnoull Street 01738 643377 http://www.letseatperth.co.uk/ Open Tuesday - Saturday The recently refurbished Deans at Lets Eat Restaurant has now made its mark as one of Perth's favourite restaurants. Willie Deans describes his cooking as vibrant modern Scottish. The focus is firmly on flavour and seasonability, most of his ingredients are sourced locally and quality is not compromised. All aspects of the dish are freshly made on site.
The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed with a discreet professional service.
- 63 Tay Street 63 Tay Street 01738 441451 http://www.63taystreet.com/ Tuesday - Saturday, Lunch - Mid-day until 1400 Dinner - 1830 until 2100 63 Tay Street is in the heart of historic Perth. This highly rated restaurant uses produce sourced locally and from fine suppliers a little further afield. An extensive wine list is a feature of the restaurant.
- The Club Restaurant Murrayshall House Hotel, Scone 01738 662231 http://www.murrayshall.com/ Murrayshall House Hotel, where modern day sophistication embraces history amidst the sumptuous grounds of the splendid Murrayshall Estate.
Murrayshall provides a sanctuary for guests to enjoy their golf, business or simply pleasure in unspoiled elegance, removed from distraction or interruption.
- The Bothy 33 Kinnoull Street, PH1 5EN 01738 449792 http://www.bothyrestaurant.co.uk/ Shelter in style at The Bothy, Restaurant & Bar. Traditional Scottish dishes and European flavours mix to provide fabulous food, great service and stylish surroundings. Family friendly every day until 8PM.
Enjoy fine wines, cocktails and a full a la carte menu every night. Remember to drop into the Wee Bar for a drink before and after your meal!
The Bothy has built a reputation on serving quality Scottish favourites and bistro bites in a warm homely setting. Head Chef Stuart Wilson has devised a menu which will take you back to your childhood, with servings of belly fillers, heart warmers and delectable sweets.
- Baiglie Inn Country Restaurant Aberargie 01738 850332 http://www.thebaiglieinn.co.uk/ The Baiglie Inn is relaxed and friendly and the décor is fitting for an old Scottish inn dating back to 1820. The food can be described as Scottish/Australian and inventive. They aim to serve 5 star food at 3 star prices! The house speciality is whisky pate with a hint of Drambuie.
- Acanthus Restaurant Parklands Hotel, 2 St Leonards Bank, PH2 8EB 01738 622451 http://www.acanthusrestaurant.com/index.html Tuesday - Saturday, 7.00PM - 9.00PM The food is essentially modern Scottish, with the occasional other influence making an appearance. Dishes are prepared using top quality local produce from the best of Scotland's larder and cooked sensibly and with flair. We can cater for individual dietary requirements. Contemporary décor gives an intimate atmosphere suitable for a quiet romantic dinner or to gather a small group of friends for a celebration. The restaurant also has a private dining room or alternatively the entire space can be booked for functions.
- Manzil Tandoori 13 York Place, PH2 8EP 01738 446222 Indian restaurant, voted the best in Perth.
- The South Bistro 47 South Street, PH2 8PD 01738 633334 http://www.southbistro.co.uk/ Fantastic small restaurant.
- Cafe Tabou 4 St John's Place, PH1 5SZ 01738 446698 http://www.cafetabou.com/ A good value French restaurant in the town centre. There is a two course pre-theatre menu (£11.50) available on some nights.
- La Serie A 24-26 Kinnoull Street, PH1 5EX 01738 631456 Wednesday - Sunday Fantastic food at very reasonable prices. The takeaway sits next to the restaurant. The pizzas and pastas are named after Italian football teams.
- Jade Garden 14 Scott Street, PH1 5EJ 01738 622254 Popular Chinese restaurant.
- Gulisanos 8 North Port, PH1 5LU Behind the Concert Hall 01738 563032 http://www.gulisanos.co.uk/ Tuesday-Thursday: 12:00-14:30 and 17:00-22:00 Friday: 12:00-14:30 and 17:00-23:00 Saturday: 12:00-23:00 Offers a varied and exciting menu. Provides the Italian relaxed service so if you have a time limit then please say so.
- Rancho Pancho 80 George Street, PH1 5LB 01738 444660 http://www.ranchopancho.com/info2.cfm?info_id=85141 Tuesday--5-10PM Wed--5-10PM Thursday--12-2PM/ 5-10PM Friday--12-2PM/ 5-10PM Saturday--12-2PM / 5-11PM Sunday--5-10PM Excellent Mexican restaurant, situated at the top of George Street, close to Perth Concert Hall.
- Pacos Restaurant 3 Mill Street, PH1 5HZ 01738 622290 http://www.pacos.co.uk/ FRI - SUN 4.30PM - 11.00PM (Last orders) SAT 12:00 noon - 11.00PM (Last orders) Food at Paco's Restaurant is freshly prepared daily and cooked to order. From pasta to pizzas, burgers to steaks, we have an extensive menu that will cater for all tastes.
We always provide quality food along with exceptional service which makes us one of the most popular restaurants in Perth.
- Krung Thai 161-165 South Street, PH2 8NY 01738 633090
- Café Breizh 28 High Street, PH1 5TQ 01738 444427 http://www.cafebreizh.co.uk/ 9AM-9.30PM Breizh is a traditional French restaurant, which has become one of Perth’s most popular places for eating out in its first year since they opened in May 2006
Enjoy coffee and croissants for your morning break or choose from our extensive menus which includes, pizzas with a wide variety of toppings baked in a wood burning oven or Galettes filled with fresh spinach, spring onions, mascarpone and goat cheese.
Many ingredients are imported from France to give the authentic flavour to our dishes which can be enjoyed with our specially imported French Cider.
Why not come in and enjoy your meal, served by our friendly staff dressed in traditions French mariners striped tops, in a relaxing atmosphere.
Special menu for children under 12.
- Keracher's Restaurant 168 South Street, PH2 8NY 01738 449777 http://www.kerachers-restaurant.co.uk/ Kerachers is one of Perthshire’s leading restaurants. Since opening in May 1999 it has gained in reputation due to the relaxed style of the Restaurant itself and the marvellous fresh fish supplied by the Keracher family.
Kerachers is relaxed and informal, serving superb local produce cooked with imagination and flair . Owners Pamela and Peter Keracher run the front of house and kitchen respectively so ensuring a quality dining experience.
The Restaurant has 56 covers and is light and spacious thus ensuring comfort for our diners.
- The Thai at Rocablu 1 Speygate Perth PH2 8PJ On the corner of Canal st and Speygate just behind Sheriffs court on Tay st. 2 large carparks in front of Restr. 01738 442715 www.thaiatrocablu.co.uk 1200-1500 1730-2230 lunch £7.75 a la carte 2 course from £14.00 to max.£21.50 p/p. edit this is a new Thai restaurant in perth well about 1 year. really good and a great cocktail bar in an old Dewars whiskey cellar next door. has a huge fish tank behind bar. I now go there often for lunch including Saturday and Sunday for 3 course meal £7.75...brilliant
- Brennans 38 St John Street, PH1 5SH 01738 623969 Plays host to the best pub quiz in town, Pubquizzing, on Thursday nights from 8pm.
- Kirkside Bar 9 St John's Place, PH1 5SZ 01738 626344 Quaint wee local pub in the town centre.
- That Bar 145 South Street, PH2 8NY 01738 634523 Used to be the place to go. Has karaoke and sticky floors.
- Ormonds Bar 273 High Street, PH1 5QN 01738 621631 Named after the great Willie Ormond, St Johnstone FC's greatest ever manager.
- Greyfriars 15 South Street, PH2 8PG 01738 633036 Nice wee pub with cask conditioned ales.
- The Foundry 3 Murray Street, PH1 5PJ 01738 636863 Built on the site of the old Perth Foundry, this pub has a varied mix of clientele, from the young to the not so young. Right next to the Caledonian Cinema so pop in here for a pint before your film.
- The Twa Tams 79-81 Scott Street, PH2 8JR 01738 634500 Perth's Premier music venue.
- The Sandeman Kinnoull Street, PH1 5EZ 01738 443944 This is the former Sandeman Library, converted into a modern pub.
- Loft Nightclub 145-149 South Street, PH2 8NY 01738 634523 Situated above That Bar. A lot nicer than the pub.
- The Ice Factory 56 Shore Road, PH2 8BW 01738 630011 Located towards the Harbour, the Ice Factory plays host to some of the music world's biggest DJ's including Paul van Dyk and Judge Jules.
Be careful walking across the South Inch to or from the club as there are a few potholes on the path and it is not well lit either.
- City Nightclub 6-8 South Methven Street, PH1 5PE 01738 474060 City is a club on the top floor of the Sportster's Bar.
- The Thai at Rocablu 1 Speygate Perth PH2 *PJ On corner of canal st and Speygate just behind Sheriffs court with 2 big car parks 01738 442715 www'thaiatrocablu.co.uk 1200-1500 1730-2230 lunch £7.75 a la carte 2 course from £14.00 to max.£21.50 p/p this is a new Thai restaurant in perth well about 1 year. really good and a great cocktail bar in an old Dewars whiskey cellar next door. has a huge fish tank behind bar. I now go there often.
- Grampian Hotel 37 York Place, PH2 8EH 01738 621057 http://www.grampianhotel.co.uk Very reasonable privately owned hotel, recently refurbished, run by an extremely agreeable couple.
- St Johns UK Holiday Apartments/Letting 78 High Steet 01738 447933 http://www.stjohnsuk.com/ 3PM 10AM from £100pw Self catering holiday accommodation in apartment or cottage available all year round. Short and long lets available. Scottish Tourist Board graded 3/4 star. Very high standard, central location. Also self catering accommodation in town centre apartments, also cottage available for rent. Short and long lets available. Scottish Tourst Board graded to 3/4 stars. Very high quality from £100pw
- Symphony Lovat Hotel Glasgow Road, PH2 0LT 01738 636555 http://www.symphonyhotels.co.uk/content/view/5/92/ The charming, privately owned Lovat Hotel offers a warm welcome and friendly atmosphere. The Lovat Hotel is on the main route into Perth making it an ideal choice for the business person
- Perth Skylodge Perth Airport, Scone, PH2 6PL 01738 553980 http://www.morrisleslie.com/bed-breakfast-airport-hotel-perth-scotland.php Modern hotel situated in the Perthshire countryside only 3 miles from the town centre but a world apart.
- Best Western Queen's Hotel Leonard Street, PH2 8HB 01738 442222 http://www.symphonyhotels.co.uk/content/view/17/94/ The Best Western Queens Hotel is ideally situated in the very heart of Perth, within metres of the railway and coach stations. The Best Western Queens Hotel is Perth’s only hotel to boast a superb modern fully equipped leisure club with indoor pool, which along with it’s 51 en-suite bedrooms, conference centre and various dining opportunities makes it one of Perth’s premier choices.
- Salutation Hotel 34 South Street, PH2 8PH 01738 630066 http://www.strathmorehotels.com/salu_site/index_static.htm The 3 Star AA awarded Salutation has excellent facilities and together with a professional approach, friendly caring staff and a willingness to please.
- Ramada Perth Hotel West Mill Street, PH1 5PQ 08448 159105 http://www.ramadajarvis.co.uk/hotels/perth.aspx Set in a 15th century watermill, you can still watch the water trickling through the original water wheel from our garden, reception area and Lounge Bar. With beautiful gardens and a medieval function room with 12th century features, the hotel makes a romantic venue for your wedding. Standard accommodation at the Ramada Perth hotel comes with flat-screen TV and complimentary refreshments, Upgrade to an Executive room or Suite for unlimited movies and high-speed Internet access.
The hotel is locally known as The City Mills.
- Best Western Huntingtower Hotel Crieff Road, PH1 3JT 01738 583771 http://www.huntingtowerhotel.co.uk/ Huntingtower Hotel in Perth, one of the friendliest country house hotels in Scotland. Here, you can relax and feel at home.
- Sunbank House Hotel 50 Dundee Road, PH2 7BA 01738 624882 http://www.sunbankhouse.com/ From £30.00 - £70.00 The hotel, built in early Victorian times (1853), is in its own grounds with a large private car park, situated only a short walk from the city centre. See the aerial pictures of the Sunbank Hotel and the River Tay.
- The Gleneagles Hotel Auchterarder From the A9 turn off at the junction with the A823 signed 'Crieff and Gleneagles'. Turn onto the A823 following the sign for the Gleneagles® Hotel and golf courses' and the entrance to the hotel is on the left, about a mile further on. 08003 893737 http://www.gleneagles.com/home.aspx £400.00 - £2,070.00 per night. N56:17:00 W3:45:08 Set in 850 acres of Perthshire countryside, Gleneagles is home to three of the top Scottish Championship Golf Courses and a wide range of exhilarating outdoor leisure activities.
Throughout the hotel you will find the finest comfort – from the elegant restaurants to the luxury bedrooms and the calming environment of the spacious new destination spa by ESPA.
Located within an hour’s drive from the international airports of Edinburgh and Glasgow, this is a unique place to escape for business and pleasure.
The hotel has 232 spacious guest bedrooms, including a variety of luxury suites to suit all needs, tastes and desires.
Guests staying at the hotel can take advantage of the wide range of experiences around the resort. There is plenty to do, with a selection of shops to browse and free access to the leisure club, swimming pools and tennis courts.
Children can be entertained in The Playroom and older children have their own space, The Zone.
The local police is Tayside Police . Perth is home to the Force's Western Divisional Headquarters, situated in Barrack Street. Although in the UK '999' and '112' are the numbers to call the emergency services, you may also want to take note of the direct phone number to Perth Divisional HQ : +441738 621141
Perth is generally a safe city. The town centre can get a bit rowdy on Friday and Saturday nights, and the walk across the South Inch to get to The Ice Factory nightclub can be a bit dodgy and there are often potholes that you can't see in the dark. Buses run between That Bar on South Street and the club.
Avoid the areas to the North of the North Inch, particularly along the Dunkeld Road, at night. This is also true of the Crieff Road but to a lesser extent.
The Norrie Miller riverside walk is a regular evening haunt of small gangs of apparently bored school-age teenagers.
- Tourist Information Centre , Lower City Mills, PH1 5PQ. 01738 450600. You can get a free map of Perth and with all the sights in Perthshire.
- Blair Atholl
- Dollar - There is the partial ruin of Castle Campbell to explore and some good walks through Dollar Glen
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