As one of Scotland's former royal seats and capital cities, Perth exudes charm and affluence, combining the ambience of a regional centre with cosmopolitan chic. Known to many as the 'Fair City' through Walter Scott's classic novel, 'The Fair Maid of Perth', Perth has retained its function as a market town for centuries and is home to a varied range of long-established businesses purveying local produce, fruits and meats from Perthshire's rich agricultural resources as well as speciality retail outlets and familiar high street stores that you would expect in any city or sizable town.
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Venture out of town to Scone Palace where many of Scotland's King's were crowned in this beautifully restored historic treasure set within acres of beautiful parkland. Of equal interest in the Perth area are the historic castles and houses such as Elcho Castle and Balhousie Castle, the home of the Blackwatch Museum depicting the history and achievements of this world-renowned Scottish Infantry that originate from Perthshire.
Perth rewards visitors with a scintillating cultural calendar throughout the year, showcasing the finest talents in comedy, music and the performing arts. The city has now become a major UK stop-off for concerts and touring theatre companies appearing live at the new Perth Concert Hall, presenting an effervescent programme of world-class performances. Visit one of Scotland's finest cultural destinations where you will receive a genuine warm welcome and rewarded with a host of hidden treats and surprises around every corner of this prosperous city in the heart of Scotland.