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Top Choice Palace in Perth

Scone Palace

'So thanks to all at once and to each one, whom we invite to see us crowned at Scone.' This line from Macbeth indicates the importance of Scone (pronounced 'skoon') as the coronation place of Scottish monarchs. The …
Top Choice Scottish in Perth

63 Tay Street

Classy and warmly welcoming, this understated restaurant is Perth’s best, featuring a lightly decorated dining area, excellent service and quality food. In a culinary Auld Alliance, French influence is applied to th…
Museum in Perth

Black Watch Museum

Housed in Balhousie Castle on the edge of North Inch park, this museum honours what was once Scotland’s foremost regiment (it was subsumed into the new Royal Regiment of Scotland in 2006). Formed in 1725 to control …
Gallery in Perth

Fergusson Gallery

Beautifully set in a circular cast-iron building that was once a waterworks, this gallery exhibits an extensive collection of paintings by the Scottish Colourist JD Fergusson in a most impressive display. Fergusson …
Museum in Perth

Perth Museum & Art Gallery

This elegant neoclassical building, based on the Pantheon in Rome, houses one of the oldest purpose-built museums in Britain. There's a varied range of exhibits covering the city's history and natural environment, f…
Bistro in Perth

Breizh

This funkily French bistro – the name is Breton for Brittany – is a treat. Dishes are served with real panache, and the salads, featuring all sorts of delicious ingredients, are a feast of colour, texture and subtle…
French in Perth

Pig'Halle

A spacious bistro that presents the very best of pork products through traditional regional French cuisine. The sample platter of charcuterie is fabulous value, there are succulent mains and there's a decent selecti…
Scottish in Perth

Deans@Let’s Eat

A Perth favourite for splashing out on a special meal, this busy corner restaurant has a can-do attitude and an excellent line in fresh Scottish produce. Juicy scallops, fine Orkney beef, local venison or lamb may f…
Performing Arts in Perth

Perth Festival of the Arts

If you’re in Perth in the last two weeks of May, you’ll come across this low-profile but high-quality arts festival. Various venues around town host a diverse range of cultural events; don’t be surprised to see some…
International in Perth

Paco’s

Something of an institution, Paco’s keeps Perthers coming back over and over, perhaps because it would take dozens of visits to even try half the menu. There’s something for everyone: steak, seafood, pizza, pasta an…