Situated in the heart of Scotland, Perth makes for an ideal rural location to explore. With medieval castles, Roman forts and whisky distilleries scattered along 250 walking routes, Perthshire truly is a beautiful place to visit whilst on holiday in Scotland.
Perthshire is little more than one hour by rail from Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow, and this beautiful region is officially known as the ‘Big Tree Country’, home of the tallest trees, widest conifer and tallest hedges in Britain. Awash with woodlands, lochs and beautiful green valleys, Perthshire is also the adventure capital of Scotland, and offers a rich variety of outdoor pursuits, including fishing, hiking, cycling and walking.
With over 250 waymarked routes available, walkers can enjoy romantic forest trails or lofty treks in the southern mountains of the Cairngorms National Park. Perth’s biggest tourist attraction is the historic Scone Palace, which once hosted the royal coronations of the Kings and Queens of Scotland. Perth’s heritage sites also include the 400 year-old Greyfriars Burial Ground, which lies on the site of a Franciscan Monastery just off Tay Street. Making a unique contribution to Perth’s religious heritage, the spooky burial ground is accessible from the city centre and offers a window into Perth’s secret past.
Perth is an otherwise quaint Scottish town with cobblestone streets, open-beamed pubs and elegant Georgian buildings taking their pride of place on the banks of the River Tay. Art lovers are highly recommended to visit The Fergusson Gallery, which displays the works of the famous Scottish colourist, John Duncan Fergusson (1874-1961). The gallery is hosted inside a neo-classical building, which was once the city’s waterworks, and is situated at the south end of Tay Street’s grand Victorian façade.
Always welcoming and offering a quintessential Scottish experience to all visitors, Perth is an incredibly beautiful place to visit on a UK holiday, and with some of the most remarkable trees and woodlands anywhere in Europe, Perthshire is a brilliant location to explore the rest of Scotland on holiday. Book with easyJet holiday to take advantage of flexible booking offers and hotel deals, so your break is as hassle-free as possible!