Scotland's Fair City on the edge of the Highlands is packed with hidden gems
Dubbed Scotland's Fair City after Sir Walter Scott's 1828 novel The Fair Maid of Perth, this historic city on the banks of the river Tay is a wonderful place for a break in any season.
Particularly known for its art galleries and rich history, the city of Perth punches above its weight and offers plenty for visitors to enjoy.
Perth sits on the edge of the Highlands and close to the Cairngorms. Its central location means that it has easy access to a great many of Scotland's other most-visited locations. It is, therefore, the perfect city break to combine with a longer self-drive itinerary exploring some of Scotland's glorious countryside.
Perth's is surrounded by beautiful countryside and close to several major wildlife parks, so it also works well as a base from which to discover the wider area. There is an abundance of rewarding day trip options by car and public transport from the city.