Perth

Things to do in Perth

Just over an hour’s drive from your Loch Lomond Waterfront accommodation, you’ll find the historic city of Perth. A perfect day trip from Loch Lomond! Perth was the capital of Scotland until the 15th century and has many fascinating attractions and things to do.

Castles and Palaces

With its royal connections, there is no shortage of castles and palaces around Perth. Scone Palace, to the north of the city centre, is one of the most famous palaces in Scotland. Scone (pronounced “Scoon”) was once the crowning-place of the Kings of Scots and home to the Stone of Destiny. Then there’s Huntingtontower Castle, a 15th-century house, which once hosted Mary Queen of Scots, while on honeymoon with Lord Darnley. Also Elcho Castle, another lordly house, built for the wealthy Wemyss family in 1560. One of the best surviving tower houses in Scotland.

Museums and Galleries

The Black Watch Castle and Museum is one of the top museums in Perth. It tells the fascinating story of The Black Watch, a Highland regiment which has played an important part in Scottish military history since its formation in 1739. To discover Perth’s local history, art and nature, we also recommend a trip to Perth Museum and Art Gallery, Its changing programme of temporary exhibitions means there is always something new to see. Art lovers will also enjoy visiting The Fergusson Gallery, named after Scottish artist and sculptor, John Duncan Fergusson. This gallery holds his vast collection of art work, along with the archive of his wife Margaret Morris, a dancer and painter.

Parks and Walks

There are lots of wonderful green spaces in Perth, perfect for walking and relaxing. Walk up Kinnoull Hill for stunning views over the city and beyond. Discover a peaceful haven of plants and trees at Branklyn Garden. Or, enjoy a stroll along the River Tay in South Inch Park.

At the end of the day, you’re just a drive away from your lovely Loch Lomond lodge. Where you can relax in the hot tub up after a busy day in picturesque Perth.

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