A visit to Scotland is not complete without a day out in the beautiful city of Perth. With everything from museums and art galleries to gardens and a grand palace, there is something for everything to enjoy. Located on the banks of the picturesque River Tay, Perth is well known for being the Fair City from The Fair Maid of Perth by Sir Walter Scott, making a fitting name for a very elegant place.
You will be completely spoilt for choice for things to do on a day trip to Perth, and we’ve rounded up our favourite sights and attractions to help you plan your trip.
Museums And Castles
The ancient town of Perth boasts many awe-inspiring buildings and some incredible architecture. Many of the ancient buildings are now museums and castles that can be visited on a day trip to Perth. Balhousie Castle is just one mile from Perth city centre and is home to the Black Watch Museum. Dating back to 1631, this museum tells the story of Scotland’s elite military regiment.
Another castle with immense beauty, just 5 miles from Perth on the banks of the River Tay, is Elcho Castle. This 16th-century fortified mansion offers spectacular views and is a unique experience for everyone to enjoy.
Boating On The Tay
Perth benefits from being located right on the edge of the iconic River Tay, and visitors can take an exciting boat trip down the water. Perth boat trips provide excellent scenery and the chance to experience everything the city has to offer from the comfort of a boat. There are various boating routes on offer, and there really is no better way to soak up the beautiful city that is Perth.
Perth Concert Hall
In the heart of Perth, the concert hall is always buzzing with excitement no matter what time of year you visit. Perth Concert Hall welcomes some of the biggest names in entertainment and music from all across the country. The iconic venue hosts everything from Perth festival of the arts to pop concerts and fashion shows.