Perth is a city in central Scotland, located on the banks of the River Tay. It is a consistent winner of Beautiful Britain award. Perth serves as a retail centre for the surrounding area. Following the decline of the whisky industry locally, the city's economy has now diversified to include insurance and banking. Due to its location, the city is often referred to as the 'Gateway to the Highlands'.
Castle and museum
of St John the Baptist
Watch Castle & Museum
Museum & Art Gallery
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Watch Castle & Museum
A family-friendly castle museum with uniforms, medals and weaponry tracing the Black Watch's history. One of the top visitor attractions in Perthshire and includes the Copper Beech Cafe, the Museum Shop and the Regimental Museum. Scotland's Black Watch is an elite military regiment whose history stretches back almost three centuries.
Perth Museum & Art Gallery is the main museum and exhibition space in the city in a building dating back to 1824 and substantially extended by the art gallery in 1932-35. More than half a million local, national and international objects. See Pictish stone sculptures, prehistoric flints, Bronze Age metalwork and portraits of famous locals. Other more surprising objects on display include the fragments of a meteorite that crashed into Tayside almost 100 years ago in 1917.
Perth Concert Hall is Scotland’s newest concert hall; it opened in 2005. Built as a Millennium project, it has a dazzling glass-fronted foyer and copper-topped dome hall with a stunning auditorium and elegant studio. The building was opened by Her Majesty Elizabeth II in 2005.
Branklyn Garden. Two acres of magnificent garden, set on the side of Kinnoull Hill overlooking Perth. Branklyn holds an impressive collection of rare and unusual plants. Gardeners and botanists come from all over the world to Branklyn to see the outstanding collection of plants particularly rhododendrons, alpines, herbaceous and peat-garden plants. Branklyn holds the National Collection of the striking and unusual vivid blue Himalayan poppy, Meconopsis. Other National Collections here are Cassiope and Lilium (Mylnefield lilies), and Rhododendron taliense.
Kirk of St John the Baptist is the oldest building still standing in Perth, built in stages between 1440 and around 1500.
Visitors can guide themselves around the church using the excellent laminated information sheets available in 10 languages, and pre-booked guided tours are also available for a small charge.