Information The Aid In Getting The Maximum Out Of A Vacation In Perth, Scotland

May 4, 2009

The town of Perth is also widely called to as being the ‘Gateway to the Highlands’. Situated on the River Tay’s banks, Perth was Scotland’s capital and back in the medieval period the bustling little town was known by locals as St. John’s Town or St. Johnstone. The name, or Peairt in the Gaelic, derives from the Pictish word which means a copse. These days this idyllic little town is the perfect place for a vacation with a great deal of Perth bed and breakfast to choose from.

Whether you stay for a single day or for longer you will discover that there is a huge amount of things to keep you busy in the immediate vicinity of Perth and the surrounding area. attractions include; sport and leisure pursuits, historical attractions, restaurants and shopping and various other entertainments. Once upon a time the town was an extremely busy port profiting from the export of linen, whisky, bleached products and leather. In more modern times the tourist industry provides much needed income and much appreciated jobs for the local youth who gladly take jobs in the many hotels in Perth and other businesses.

One of the most visited visitor attractions, not too far from Perth, is one of the finest country homes in the nation of Scotland, Scone Palace. Here tourists are able to thoroughly explore the rich history of Scone Palace, the place where the kings of Scotland were once crowned such as, Robert The Bruce who became king of Scotland in 1306.

Around 3 miles away, from Perth, one can find the 16th century Elcho Castle, which features the most spectacular views over the River Tay. Elcho Castle dates back to around 1570 when it’s construction was commissioned by the Wemyss family who remained in possession until the year nineteen twenty nine. Elcho Castle is now in the hands of Historic Scotland.

Only a small distance west of Perth you will find the fine medieval structure of Huntingtower Castle. Situated in amazing Huntingtower Castle has been altered and redeveloped many times over the centuries. Huntingtower Castle was first built as a pair of clearly separate towers but located closely together.

Besides the visitor attractions introduced earlier Perth has countless more, making it an excellent place for a vacation for the family. Visitor attractions and places, to see, found in Perth and the surrounding area include the following; Kinnoull Hill, Perthshire Visitor Centre, Perth Ice Rink, Strathearn and the Glenturret Distillery

If you are thinking about having a city break in Perth you will find plenty of online Perth hotels and guest houses and you will find a massive range at


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