Perched around the River Tay, Perth is a relatively small Scottish city that’s lovely to visit for a day trip. That being said, there are heaps of the best things to do in Perthshire that you can’t really visit in one day alone.
You see, it’s not just Perth that makes ‘Perth’ great. It’s the surrounding area. The wider area is steeped in history; and the city also has a fair few foodie spots and hotels, too. This makes it the perfect city in Scotland to base yourself whilst exploring wider Perthshire and beyond.
So, to help you get the most out of your visit to the city. I’m sharing my top places in Perth to visit once you arrive. Have an amazing trip to Scotland.
1.) Perth Art Gallery
Not too far from Smeaton’s Bridge, the City’s Art Gallery is well worth a visit when you’re in Perth. Although small in comparison to galleries in, say, Edinburgh, it still has heaps of exhibitions and rooms to explore.
Once inside, make sure to explore the main rooms where art from Scottish artists is housed. You’ll get to see works by the likes of; Calum Colvin, Alison Watt and so many more.
Oh, and it’s great for kids, too. They have a fantastic area teaching about dinosaurs and the natural history of the area.
Best of all, entry is totally free.
2.) Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery
Dewar Distillery is located in the beautiful town of Aberfeldy, about 40 minutes from Perth. This in itself will require a little bit of planning; especially when it comes to driving.
Now, to give you a bit of context, the Dewar family distil some incredible whiskey this side of Scotland. The founder, John Dewar, was born just a few miles away and started the distillery in the 1800s.
Nowadays, Dewar’s produces some of the best whiskey in Scotland. Best of all is a tour to see how the distillation process works and learn how the whiskey is given its unique flavours.
Just be sure to book the tour on their website. Spaces can fill up on certain days.
3.) Kinnoull Hill
If you’re fancying a ramble, then heading to Kinnoull Hill is one of the best things to do in Perth. You see, it’s a relatively large woodland park that hugs the eastern edges of Perth.
Not only that, the area is steeped in history. It’s said, that William Wallace (a crusader fighting for independence in the 1200s) once hid within these very hills.
Now, as walking…