With a Scottish Gaelic name, Perth is a city in central Scotland, the county town of Perthshire located on the banks of the River Tay, also known as St John's Town or the Fair City.
The architecture of Perth's city centre is compact and comprised of elegant Georgian terraced houses. The two spacious public parks alongside the River Tay give the city of Perth an open, 'green' feel.
The presence of Scone Abbey, home of the Stone of Destiny where the King of Scots was crowned, enhanced the early importance of Perth. Frequently inhabited by royalty, Perth became known as a 'capital' of Scotland. Traditionally, Perth has primarily relied on agriculture and farming, and still exists as a bustling market town with much local produce. The city has much to offer the tourist with plenty of shops, galleries and Perth's Concert Hall and Theatre, Horse Cross.
To enjoy the stunning Scottish scenery and heritage, visitors won't be disappointed with Perth's 12th century Balhousie Castle, Fingask Castle, Elcho Castle and historic Scone Palace