Things to do | Posted 14 May 2019

Colloquially known as Scotland’s ‘Fair City,’ it’s easy to see why Perth is such a sought-after holiday destination. With exquisite architecture, an intriguing royal history and unmatched countryside, there is plenty to do and see in this stunning Scottish city.

Whether you’re only in Perth for a few days or are planning a longer break, we’ve put together a list of the best things to do in Perth to inspire your stay.

Go salmon fishing on the River Tay

An exquisite natural feature of the city, the River Tay flows gently alongside Perth to create a charming cityscape. As well as ferries and leisure trips on the river, fishing is one of the best things to do in Perth. The River Tay is famous for its salmon and trout and it’s possible to catch both of these fish if you visit in the right season. Remember that you’ll need a permit to catch salmon and sea trout, and that these must be released when caught.

Take in the view on Kinnoull Hill

Scotland is renowned for its wonderful walking opportunities and Perth is no different. If you love to be amongst nature and are looking for the perfect spot to take in beautiful views, Kinnoull Hill is one of the best things to do in Perth. It’s suitable for walkers of all abilities and there is a fairy tale 19th Century Folly to explore too.

Watch a film at the Perth Playhouse

The Perth Playhouse is an ideal choice for rainy days. An independent cinema that boasts gorgeous Art Deco architecture, the Playhouse was first built in in 1933 and designed by the architect Alexander Cattanach Jr.

Sample a dram at Aberargie Distillery

There are a host of breweries, distilleries and wineries in Perthshire, but the nearest one to Perth itself is the up-and-coming Aberargie Distillery. Recently opened by a family with a heritage of whisky making, this distillery creates rich whisky with a distinctive smoky finish. With every process except for malting taken care of onsite, it’s well worth a visit.

After spending the day exploring all of the incredible things to do in Perth, unwind in our exquisite boutique hotel located just 5 minutes from Perth. With stylish rooms and gorgeous landscaped gardens, Huntingtower is the perfect Perth retreat.

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