Our 12 Recommended Things To See

Our top 12 places to visit in Perth and Perthshire

Scone Palace Scone Palace near PerthPerthshireScotland is the original home of the Stone of Destiny and the site of the coronations of the Kings of Scots. One of the top visitor attractions in Scotland 

Huntingtower Castle - Once known as The House of Ruthven, Huntingtower Castle comprises two fine and complete tower houses. The hall of the eastern tower has a fine painted ceiling. Next door to the hotel – available for wedding ceremonies too

St Johns Kirk - Within a rich history one event stands out, John Knox preached here in May 1559, adding impetus to the Reformation in Scotland. The Kirk (the Scottish word for `church') welcomes visitors to its Services. Individuals and groups are also very welcome to visit at other times when the church is open

Perth Museum and Art Gallery - One of the oldest museums in the UK and has a collection of nearly 500000 objects. Our Collections are large and varied. They have been officially designated as a Recognised Collection of National Significance to Scotland. They cover History, Natural History and Art and include local and foreign material

Visit Pitlochry - One of the town's best-loved attractions is the Pitlochry Dam and Fish Ladder. Here salmon negotiate the specially constructed ladder allowing them to bypass Pitlochry Dam into the man-made Loch Faskally. The Pitlochry Festival Theatre lies on the banks of the River Tummel and is internationally renowned for its fine repertoire of drama and comedy

Blair Castle – Internationally renowned Scotland home of the Atholl Highlanders. Well worth the 40 minute drive. Scottish castles have always had an enduring appeal for visitors, and Blair Castle is no exception, with plenty to see and do for all the family. Hosts the Blair Horse trials annually in August

Visit Dewars World of Whisky - Whisky connoisseurs will enjoy a visit to Dewar's World of Whisky and Distillery at Aberfeldy, the home of the Single Malt at the heart of the award-winning Dewar's White Label. Visitors can explore one of the greatest brands of Scotch whisky ever created in an innovative and interactive five star exhibition that educates and entertains

Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre - Opened in September 2005. At its heart is a 1600 capacity auditorium. The Concert Hall is located at Horsecross, within a short walking distance of Perth Theatre, Perth Museum and Art Gallery, the River Tay and a growing array of restaurants, bars and galleries. Theatre lovers can enjoy a variety of performances in the opulent auditorium of Perth Theatre which first opened its doors in 1900

Black Watch Museum - The Black Watch Regimental Museum is housed in the dramatic and historic Balhousie Castle.  The Castle is set in its own beautiful gardens and grounds, which are home to a number of monuments and tributes to Black Watch men.  It is ideally situated close to the centre of Perth

Branklyn Garden - Here is a small but magnificent garden with an impressive collection of rare and unusual plants. Among the most breathtaking is the Himalayan blue poppy. There is a rock garden with purple maple and the rare golden Cedrus. Seasonal highlights in May and June are the alpines and rhododendrons and in autumn the fiery red Acer palmatum. This garden is lovely in Spring and also has great Autumn colours. Open April to October

Discovery Point - Award-winning 5 star attraction. Hands on interactive computer-based multimedia and displays with audio visual show. Open all year

Scottish Hydro Electric Visitor Centre - Pitlochry Dam is home to the famous Salmon Ladder where the fish may be seen in the viewing chamber during their ascent past Pitlochry Dam. In the Visitor Centre, find out why and how the fish make their epic journey from their birthplace in Highland rivers, out to sea and back upstream to spawn