Perth is a vibrant and diverse city and has a rich culture and history and many places of interest, such as historical buildings, museums, galleries and leisure activities, along with lots of attractive green space. There’s a great variety of entertainment in the city, which includes classical music, jazz, country music, dance, comedy, film and musicals at Perth Concert Hall, and film at the Playhouse Cinema. If you’re eating out, there are a range of restaurants to choose from and different international cuisines for various tastes, and the city nightlife is lively, with many pubs and clubs.
You’ll find a large choice for shopping in Perth, which includes St. John’s Shopping Centre with a large range of stores, along with many other stores in the city for all shopping requirements. For business, there are a number of conference centres in the city, which include Perth Concert Hall and St. Johnstone Football Club, and for international air travel, Edinburgh Airport is the nearest airport and is 40 miles from Perth.
Perth Car Hire
Wherever you are in Perth, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Perth car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Among the many places to visit in Perth, here are some suggestions:
Visit this impressive palace, the former coronation place of the Kings of Scotland, and admire the beautiful rooms and features of the building, including the Long Gallery, State Rooms, elegant furniture, ornaments and fine art. There are also attractive gardens and woods, along with a children’s play area and maze.
Perth Museum and Art Gallery
You can visit this fascinating museum and gallery and see exhibits relating to the history, people, art and nature of the region, as well as international exhibits. The collections include paintings, Neolithic and Bronze Age exhibits, costumes, weaponry and armoury, and there are regular exhibitions.
St. John’s Kirk
St. John’s Kirk, dating back to the 15th century, with later alterations, is a distinctive landmark in the City, and you can come and see the splendid architecture and the features of the church which include the impressive stonework, colourful stained glass windows and statues, and visitors can view the church from the end of March to the end of September and learn all about the rich history of the church.
Black Watch Castle and Museum
You can visit this museum and learn all about the interesting history of the Black Watch Regiment, with collections that include paintings, photographs, uniforms, weaponry, and is situated in Balhousie Castle with its impressive Baronial architecture, lovely gardens and surroundings.
Perth Leisure Pool
You can come to this large centre where you can enjoy the several pools and which include fun features such as flumes, whirlpools, slide and bubbles, a shallow pool for younger children and an outdoor pool, along with a swimming pool and gym.
This is a beautiful garden where you can see many lovely plants and flowers which include rhododendrons, poppies, lilies, primulas and geraniums, and from the end of March to the end of October you can visit and stroll through the gardens enjoying the pretty colours and the peace and tranquility.
The Fergusson Gallery
At this interesting Gallery, you can see a large collection of paintings by artist J D Fergusson, along with works by his partner, Margaret Morris. The collections includes watercolour and oil paintings, sculptures, as well as sketches and drawings.
Active Kids Adventure Park
There are lots of fun activities for children at this park which include climbing activities, small diggers and tractors, swings, trampolines, crazy golf, slides, go-karts and there is also an indoor soft play area. You can also see animals which include donkeys, pigs, chickens, goats and guinea pigs, and the park section is open from April until the around the end of October.
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