Perth has long been called “The Fair City” thanks to Sir Walter Scott’s 1828 novel The Fair Maid of Perth. Now, of course, it really is a city, winning back its status in 2012 to commemorate the Queen’s diamond jubilee. And Perth was one stop on her celebratory tour.
Perth is full of history and nearby is the historic Scone Palace, where kings were crowned (last one was Charles II in 1651).
More up-to-date is the magnificent and multi-award winning Perth Concert Hall, opened by the Queen on her previous visit to Perth in 2005.
It is often joked that Perth is only two inches long – the town centre is bounded by two popular park areas, the North Inch and the South Inch. Both green spaces house many sports, circuses, agricultural shows, highland games and many visiting fairgrounds. Lots to see and do in Perth, before relaxing with a bite to eat – at Willows, of course, ideally situated in the city centre. It only takes a couple of minutes to amble round to the highly-regarded Perth Theatre or the Concert Hall, which sits next door to Perth Museum.