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Perth was once the capital of Scotland and is located on the banks of Scotland’s longest river the River Tay just 30 minutes away from our beautiful Duchally Country Estate.
Over hundreds of years of history Perth has always been one of the most important political and commercial centres in Scotland.
The Scone Palace is home to the Stone of Destiny on which many Scottish Kings have been crowned – indeed many historical figures have left their mark on this royal burgh.
Our accommodation near Perth makes it easy to visit the city, being just 30 minutes drive away and is also known as the gateway to the Highlands, a stunning region of Scotland.
Perth has two museums in the town, one of which, the Perth Museum and Art Gallery, is located on George St and is recognised as one of the oldest provincial museums in Scotland. In addition, a huge range of artworks from the artist J.D Fergusson can be viewed at another museum known as The Fergusson Gallery.
The Perth Theatre and Perth Concert Hall also have many events and shows throughout the year, including the annual Perth Festival of the Arts which includes collections of art, theatre, opera, classical music, rock, pop and comedy events and lasts for two weeks usually in May.
Perth has many landmarks dotted throughout the city and the most historically and architecturally significant building is St John’s Kirk. The settlement dates back to the early 12th century although it was allowed to fall into disrepair when the majority of the revenues were used to fund Dunfermline Abbey.
The Spire of St Paul’s church is a major landmark around St Paul’s square and the Fair Maid’s House on North Port is the oldest surviving secular building, parts of which date back to 1475.
Guests staying at Duchally Country Estate will find easy access to Perth along the main A9 road which takes just 30 minutes.
For more information on the Scone Palace please visit the official website below: