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Things to do in Perth and Kinross

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Scenic Viewpoint
“It has stunning view on Stirling from above. It's also a part of Scottish national heritage and like in case of every old construction it comes with a story.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Park
“Scenic drives with lots of points of interest, places to visit and walks. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Department Store
“Great for a visit to this extensive delicatessen, full of highland specialities, not to mention a wee dram. Wander amongst the country clothing and home making departments. But don’t miss the short walk to the Falls of Bruar to the right of the clearance department.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Zoo
“Visit one of Scotland's top attractions for an incredible family day out. See giraffes, lions, elephants, tigers and meerkats. Take your chances with the cheeky monkeys in the Park's famous Macaque Drive-thru, walk with free-roaming lemurs in Lemur Land, catch the popular sea lion and bird of prey shows, and take a boat ride to Chimp Island - all included in the price of your entry ticket. Adult ticket (online): £16.50 Adult ticket (on arrival): £17.75”
  • 33 locals recommend
Park
“historic beautiful Palace , where our Kings of Scotland were crowned 5 mins by car from Arisaig or a 40 minute walk ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Falkland Palace, in Falkland, Fife, Scotland, is a royal palace of the Scottish Kings. Today it is under the stewardship of Ninian Stuart, who delegates most of his duties to The National Trust for Scotland. Falkland Palace & Garden provides a unique opportunity to explore a royal ‘pleasure palace’ with a Victorian twist. Inspired by the grand châteaux of France, in the 16th century James IV and his son, James V, transformed this favoured retreat of the royal Stuarts – the palace became one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture in Scotland. One of Falkland’s most famous royal residents – Mary, Queen of Scots – was enchanted with the palace, and took advantage of Falkland’s vast estate to pursue falconry and hunting, while also enjoying a game of tennis in what is now the oldest surviving real (or royal) tennis court in the world. Today, visitors can wander through our historic orchard, complete with a living willow labyrinth, and marvel at the beauty of our formal gardens designed by Percy Cane. Although it fell into disrepair after 1660, Falkland Palace was saved from ruin in the 19th century by the 3rd Marquess of Bute. Innovative and passionate, Bute gave the palace a new lease of life. Intricate wood panelling, impressive painted ceilings and beautifully carved furniture provide a visually stunning insight into Bute’s artistic vision, showcasing his respect for the palace’s Renaissance roots.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Castle
“Starring Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) , ITV series Victoria focuses on the early years of the Queen’s reign, during which time she visited Highland Perthshire on a number of occasions. Filming took place at Blair Castle to tell the story of one of those visits, with two of the estate’s native Highland ponies used as Victoria and Pince Albert’s own ponies. Several Atholl Highlanders, the régiment which Queen Victoria herself founded, also feature in the episode. Blair Castle has been the home of the Atholl family for more than seven centuries and visitors can discover its history against a backdrop of fine 18th century interiors and Scotish baronial architecture.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Castle
“40 minutes drive from The Bothy. I just visited this castle with friends in Sep 2019 as many of my guests had been following it featuring in Outlander. It’s a great visitor experience for only £9 adults can enjoy a tour with free audio description at relevant points. There’s access almost all areas up close and unrestricted with stairs and passageways taking you almost to the top. My favourite was the great picture windows on the highest level and the audio description of how the Outlander crew created a Scottish village below. The village of Doune itself has great independent shops & eateries - there’s a great post office/information centre with historic information about Doune. A favourite local daytime eating place is The Buttercup Cafe. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Resort
“Scotland's finest Country Hotel and huge golf complex with other tourist attractions.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Theatre
“A gem of a theatre with a full repertoire of plays, both contemporary and traditional, from May through to January.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Ski Area
“This is a ski resort, of sorts, in Scotland -- the snow might blow off the mountain, you might be blown backwards up the hill as you lean in, you might end up hiring 80's Nevica retro skiboots -- so it's not so much for the fashion victim. But it's a fun day out when the snow's up and well worth a visit. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Beautiful small museum with lots of interesting local historical and artistic information ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Zoo
“As far as zoos go this is very enjoyable. Monkeys, meerkats, wolves and bears and more are all represented here. Children's play area outwith the zoo, and lovely situation in country park. Can drive right to the entrance, ample parking. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Excellent tour guides with passion for the local area. Variety of tours available - bike, 4X4, walking. The Red Deer Centre is well worth a visit. The onsite cafe and gift shop are fabulous!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Zoo
“Eat lunch here, taking the drive up behind Comrie on the road that goes over the moors. The food is very nice (simple lunchtime fare) and you have a wonderful view of the surrounding hills. The staff are lovely, and if you have children they’ll have a chance to pet a lamb or rabbit.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Nice bistro & wine bar with delicatessen..... we've enjoyed several good meals there!”
  • 14 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Other Great Outdoors
“Excellent tour guides with passion for the local area. Variety of tours available - bike, 4X4, walking. The Red Deer Centre is well worth a visit. The onsite cafe and gift shop are fabulous!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
“Nice bistro & wine bar with delicatessen..... we've enjoyed several good meals there!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“ The Bistro-style restaurant features many dishes from Yann’s home region with specialities such as Fondue and Pierrade on the menu as well as bistro classics like French onion soup, coq au Vin, steak frites and tarte tatin. And of course, the crepes! Tres bon! Vraiment!!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Motel
“18 minutes drive from The Bothy. On the A84 just south of Lochearnhead. A restaurant, café and bar service great food from 8am-9pm daily. Good for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Live folk music Thursday nights. Recommend booking. High end specialist shop next door sells, gifts, clothing homeware etc.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Beautiful organic produce for sale in this well stocked shop. Good for vegetarians and vegans.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Beautiful scottish seafood restaurant set in a renovated church within 10 minutes walk of Villa Altamount. Affordable prices.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Known affectionately by some as " wee Yann's ", Lounge offers a warm welcome, great food and comfortable surroundings on Crieff's High Street whether you're looking for coffee and cake, a light meal, or just a glass of wine (or all of the above !)”
  • 10 locals recommend
Theatre
“Perth Theatre and Perth Concert Hall fit wide range of theatre, shows and music events. See Horsecross for list of current events. 25 minutes away”
  • 6 locals recommend

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