Visitor Attractions Perthshire
Scone is a place that breathes history like nowhere else in Scotland. Today, in the 21st century, it is the home of the Earls of Mansfield, and a major attraction to visitors from all over the world. Fifteen hundred years ago, it was the capital of the Pictish kingdom and the centre of the ancient Celtic church. In the intervening centuries, it has been the seat of parliaments and the crowning place of Kings. It has housed the Stone of Destiny and been immortalised in Shakespeare's Macbeth.
Perth Horse Racing
Perth Racecourse is situated in what is widely recognised as one of the most picturesque settings in the country. Within the grounds of historic Scone Palace, the course skirts the banks of the mighty River Tay and weaves its way past trees that have stood for centuries, since the time when this was the playground of the Kings and Noblemen of Scotland.
Scottish Liqueur Centre
Family company producing Scotland's largest range of malt whisky liqueurs, all hand made using the finest natural ingredients. Our original, Columba Cream, has been in the family for generations!
Perth Theatre is a well-used and much-loved theatre. It has a charming Edwardian auditorium and contemporary front of house, backstage and production facilities, with rehearsal studio, wardrobe, construction workshops and paintshops on site.
Perth Leisure Pool
Ideally situated in the heart of the city. Enjoy the excitement of four fabulous pools. Relax in the luxurious surroundings of the modern Health Suite or workout in the fully equipped Fitness Studio. Toddlers will be totally amazed by the interactive water wonderland, and with extra attractions including the Boomerang Playpark, the Outdoor Lagoon and a large picnic area there is something for everyone.
Black Watch Museum
The Black Watch Museum is housed in the 15th-century Balhousie Castle, is well worth a visit even to the most un-military minded. The museum is on Hay Street, on the edge of the North Inch, to the north of the town centre.
Idylically set on the banks of the River Tay. A handsome and complete fortified mansion of 16th century date, with three projecting towers. The original wrought-iron grilles to protect the windows are still in place.
Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park Forest/Wood
Five hills, Corsiehill, Deuchny Hill, Barn Hill, Binn Hill and Kinnoull Hill, make up the Woodland Park which rises sharply from the banks of the River Tay, dominating the eastern flank of Perth. At 222 metres above sea level, Kinnoull Hill is the highest and is a dramatic landmark much loved by the people of Perth and the many visitors drawn to Perthshire's superb natural heritage.
Two fine and complete towers, built in the 15th and 16th centuries and joined by a range in the 17th century.There is a fine painted ceiling in the hall of the eastern tower. The splendid painted ceilings are especially noteworthy in this castle, once owned by the Ruthven family who held James VI captive here for 10 months.