Perth has been a market town for hundreds of years. Today, long established family businesses, specialist retailers and familiar chain stores sit alongside one another on the traffic-free High Street and in St Johns Shopping Centre.
The close proximity of such beautiful countryside has been influential in gaining Perth its reputation as a sporting centre. Famous for its salmon fishing, the town was also an early home of golf; today you will find four 18-hole courses to choose from. You are spoiled for choice here, with the acclaimed Leisure Pool and Dewar's Centre (Ice Rink and Indoor Bowling). Football fans are not forgotten and might want to sing in the stands at one of Scotland's finest football stadiums - St Johnstone F.C's McDiarmid Park. The thrills and spills of the popular National Hunt Racecourse at Scone also make for a unique day out.
For places to stay that over look the River Tay, visit Taypearls
Monday, 18 June 2007