Although they share name, make sure that you don’t confuse Perth in Scotland with its counterpart in Australia. Perth is located on the bank of the River Tay and and is regularly referred to as “The Fair City”. Certainly when visiting this city there are plenty of Perth attractions, which will keep all people amused no matter what their age.
1. Huntingtower Castle – This can be found close to Perth and as well as being unusual, it is the most well preserved castle in this area. The building itself was built in 3 separate phases and these took place between the 15th and 16th centuries. The most notable parts being the 15th Century Keep, the L Plan Tower House from the 16th century and a small range that connects to the Tower House.
You’ll quickly discover these buildings have a very fascinating and varied history to reveal to visitors who want to spend time on this. It is a location that was visited by Mary Queen of Scots in 1513 and the castle witnessed the birth of the Jacobite Commander Lord George Murray.
2. Perth Sculpture Trail – This fascinating display of sculptures are located on a trail that runs for one mile through some of the most beautiful parkland in the city. The Perthshire Art Trust created the trail and the free admission is an added bonus to allow you to see some excellent contemporary art.
3. Scone Palace – This building that is a major tourist attraction with it being visited by tourists from around the globe is home to the Earls of Mansfield. Some fifteen hundred years ago, Scone Palace was the capital town of the Pictish Kingdom and was also the Celtic Church’s center. But along with being used as a seat for parliaments and place where kings have been crowned and at one stage was home of the Stone of Destiny. This actual building has been immortalized by the writer William Shakespeare in his play Macbeth.
4. Kinnoull Tower – This is also located close to the town of Perth and is well served by buses as well as being easily reachable by car. It can be found at the top of Kinnoull Hill and was commissioned by the ninth Earl of Kinnoull. It’s design was inspired by the castles that can be found along the River Rhine in Germany.
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