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Going Out in Perth

About PerthAbout Perth

Perth is located in central Scotland, and this is Perth and Kinoross council area’s administrative centre. Perth is also Perthshire’s historic county town.

Scottish writer Sir Walter Scott published the story titled Fair Maid of Perth in 1828, and since then, Perth was famously known as The Fair City. There were other names given to the city like St John’s Toun or Saint Johnstoun, and this name was in reference to the principal church honouring St John the Baptist.

Several places all around the world were named after Perth. Some of these places include Western Australia’s Perth, Perth in Ontario, Canada and Tasmania’s Perth. Perth is also twinned with the German state of Bavaria’s Aschaffenburg.

Perth is categorized as one of the world’s most isolated capital cities. However, going out in Perth still has perks for visitors. The location, even though remote, has a lot of treasures to offer people. Some of the well-known tourist destinations in the area include Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Swan River, The Perth Mint, Perth Zoo and Hillarys Boat Harbour.

Among these cited places, one of the best visited is Kings Park and Botanic Garden. You can have a beautiful view of the city in this place, especially of the Darling Range and Swan River. This park is 1,000 acres wide and is occupied by diverse native birds and plants.

After a day of sightseeing and strolling around the city, you can visit numerous restaurants in Perth. The restaurants in the area offer you a great deal of food for your money, and you can find different cuisine here – Italian, Mexican, Asian, etc.

If you’re up for a chill night, you can also head to the pubs in Perth for a good time. You can check out the trendy laneways in the city or look for the best rooftop bars where you can order the local favourites.

There are a lot of notable people hailing from Perth, too. Some of them are William of Perth, sir George Murray, James Vraig, Ewan McGregor, Elena Baltacha and Lisa Evans, among others.

Places to eat in PerthPlaces to eat in Perth, Restaurants in Perth

Hong Kong Chinese Perth
Hong Kong
Chinese Perth
The Manzil Indian Perth
The Manzil
Indian Perth
Castles at the Grampian British Perth
Castles at the Grampian
British Perth
Pegasus Fast Food Perth
Fast Food Perth
Perthfectfood Italian Perth
Italian Perth
The Bellflower Cafe Perth
The Bellflower
Cafe Perth

Places to drink in Perth Places to drink in Perth, Pubs and Bars in Perth

Everest Inn Pub/Bar Perth
Everest Inn
Pub/Bar Perth
The Tavern Pub/Bar Perth
The Tavern
Pub/Bar Perth
The Castle Cafe Pub/Bar Perth
The Castle Cafe
Pub/Bar Perth
The Royal George Hotel Restaurant Pub/Bar Perth
The Royal George Hotel Restaurant
Pub/Bar Perth
Cherrybank Inn Pub/Bar Perth
Cherrybank Inn
Pub/Bar Perth
Scone Arms Pub/Bar Perth
Scone Arms
Pub/Bar Perth

A brief history of PerthA brief history of Perth

A Pictish word meaning wood/copse is where Perth’s name cameform. The place was initially known as St John’s Toun or Saint Johnstoun because of the church honouring St John the Baptist which can be found in the parish’s centre. This name was known until the mid-1600s. The wider area was called Perthia which then became Perth Shyre.

There are retrieved and recorded evidence from the area that supports the claim that early settlements have existed in Perth. They believe that these people were Mesolithic hunter-gatherers. Farming was then introduced during 4000 BC.

Perth’s importance resulted from the presence of Scone. The royal court’s frequent residence made Perth Scotland’s effective capital. After some time, King William the Lion gave the city a Royal Burgh status in the 12th century.

Perth was a rich trading burgh in the 12th and 13th centuries. Some goods were traded with France.

However, in 1209, a flood destroyed the royal castle. This has greatly affected Perth. The castle was never rebuilt, leaving Perth protected only with an inventive water system and partial walls.

In 1296, King Edward I brought his armies to the city. The city fell this time, and the English immediately implemented stronger fortifications. In 1312, Robert the Bruce recaptured Perth.

The assassination of King James I of Scotland also happened in Perth in 1437. Scone Abbey was sacked in 1559. Presbyterianism remained strong in the city even when Marie de Guise and her daughter Mary, Queen of Scots successfully stopped the riot happening that time.

Perth Academy was founded in 1760. When it comes to exportation, more gods were included, and the major exports include linen, whisky, bleached products, and linen.

Perth had its first railway in 1848. Electric trams also shortly replaced horse-drawn carriages which were popular in the 1890s.

Popular things to do in PerthPopular things to do in Perth

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Did you know?Did you know?

The Stone of Destiny which was an important part of tradition during crowning of Scottish Kings in the past was originally found in the Scone Palace. However, in the current time, only a replica can be found in the palace because the original stone lives on Edinburgh Castle for display today.

Perth houses one of Scotland’s early recorded gravestones, and this can be found in Greyfriars Churchyard.

Hidden gems of PerthThe hidden gems of Perth

One of the hidden gems of Perth is Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery. Although there are a lot of distilleries in Perth, Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery offers whisky sample-tasting, learning the process of spirits creation, and relaxing in the café and lounge. There is also a museum in the area where you can learn about the distillery’s historic and past stories and also admire interactive exhibitions.

Unique to PerthUnique to Perth

There are two iconic distilleries in Perth. One of them is Glunturret that is known as the oldest Scotland distillery. The second one is the smallest, which is Edredour. These are worth checking on your visit.