Welcome to the enchanting destination of Perth, Scotland! Nestled on the banks of the sparkling River Tay, this historic city boasts a delightful blend of ancient allure and modern vibrancy. From captivating castles to breathtaking landscapes, Perth offers a treasure trove of experiences that will leave you truly satisfied with your visit.  


Whether you’re a history buff, a nature lover, or a culinary adventurer, there’s something for everyone in this charismatic Scottish gem. Let’s embark on a journey to uncover the finest things to do in Perth, ensuring an unforgettable day for tourists and locals alike. 

Perth’s Stately Crown Jewel: Scone Palace 

 Step into a bygone era as you visit the magnificent Scone Palace, an architectural marvel steeped in regal heritage. Once the crowning place of Scottish kings and the original home of the Stone of Destiny, this grand palace has witnessed centuries of royal affairs. Stroll through the lush gardens, marvel at the exquisite antiques, and soak in the awe-inspiring ambience of this captivating stately home. 


A Riverside Adventure: The Tay 


The River Tay, gracefully flowing through the heart of the city, beckons you to take a leisurely walk along its banks. Absorb the tranquillity of the surroundings, feed the graceful swans, and, if you’re feeling adventurous, try your hand at some water sports.  


Whether you choose to kayak or simply relax by the water’s edge, the Tay offers an enchanting escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. 


Beyond Adventure offer some incredible outdoor experiences, head to their website for more information. 


A Cultural Odyssey: Perth Art Gallery 

 Delve into the cultural tapestry of Perth at its renowned Art Gallery. 


Admire the impressive art collection that showcases both local and international talent. A visit here is sure to leave you with a deeper appreciation for the rich heritage and creativity that defines Perth. 


Open Thursday to Monday, be sure to visit the ‘Modern Scots’ or ‘A New Perspective’ exhibitions. 


A Slice of Nature: Branklyn Garden 


For those seeking solace amidst nature’s beauty, Branklyn Garden awaits you. This hidden gem is a horticultural wonder, boasting a stunning collection of rare plants and vibrant blooms.  


Wander along its winding paths, enjoying the scents of the flowers and the melodies of chirping birds. Branklyn Garden is a haven of serenity, perfect for that relaxing walk with your nearest and dearest. 


The Fair City’s Farmer’s Market 

 Be sure to visit the bustling farmer’s market, where you can relish the freshest local produce and artisanal delights, a true feast for the senses! Taking place on the first Saturday of every month, you would be wise to coincide this with your day out in Perth. 


Discover the Past: Black Watch Castle & Museum 


Enthusiasts of military history will be enthralled by the Black Watch Castle & Museum, where the heroic tales of Scotland’s oldest Highland Regiment come to life.  


Unravel the history of these valiant soldiers through interactive exhibits, personal stories, and an impressive collection of artefacts. It’s an immersive experience that offers a glimpse into Scotland’s proud military heritage. 

Admire Nature’s Sculpture: Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park 


For breathtaking panoramic views of Perth and its surroundings, venture to Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park. Hike through the picturesque woodlands, encounter enchanting wildlife, and be rewarded with views that will leave you breathless. This woodland park with five hills offers nature trails and even a 19th-century cliffside tower. 


Top tip: Don’t forget your camera, as this is a photographer’s paradise, particularly during sunrise or sunset! 


A Culinary Adventure: St. John’s Bar and Restaurant  


No visit to Perth would be complete without joining us at St. John’s. A true foodie haven, nestled in the heart of Perth’s cultural quarter. Indulge in some remarkable cocktails, exclusive wines and the most delicious food the city has to offer. 


Recommended: join us on Sunday for the iconic Sundays at St. John’s. The roast sirloin of beef is to die for! 


You can secure a table over on our reservations page. While booking is not required, we always recommend you do, particularly on the weekends as we are near-full every week.