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Scone Palace, Scotland

Book a Perth hotel and explore "the fair city", as Sir Walter Scott described Perth, famous as the site of the coronation of Scottish kings.

Historic Perth

Scone Palace has been the seat of parliaments and the crowning site of kings. The Stone of Destiny was namechecked in Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Queen Victoria was taught curling on the polished floor of its Long Gallery. After John Knox’s 1559 address against idolatry at St John’s Kirk, the congregation took him at his word and stripped the church of ornaments and stoned its priest. The oldest building in Perth is first mentioned in the 12th century and lies between St John’s Place and the high street.

Art and museums in Perth

At the Perth Museum and Art Gallery on George Street children can dress up in Roman armour, answer quizzes and make masks on family fun days. The Fergusson Gallery in Marshall Place houses drawings, painting and other works by the Scottish colourist John Duncan Fergusson. The Black Watch Museum tells the story of Scotland’s oldest Highland regiment's skirmishes in the Napoleonic wars.

Quirky things to do in Perth

Leave your Perth hotel and try your slippery luck at curling at the Perth ice rink in the Dewars Centre on Glasgow Road.

Events in Perth

In August you can watch caber tossing, Highlands dancing and listen to Scottish pipe bans at the Perth Highland Games.

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Attractions in Perth:

Edinburgh Gunners Rugby RaboDirect PRO12 Season

Opening times:
Sep 2012 - May 2013; Mon, Fri, Sat, and Sun only (annual)

Robin Ticciati, British conductor
Scottish Chamber Orchestra in Edinburgh

Opening times:
7.30pm; 1 Jan 7pm; St Cuthbert's Parish Church Cl@Six (Tue) 6pm; Sun chamber mats 3pm Oct 2012 - May 2013; Tue, Thu, Sat, and Sun only (annual)

Glasgow Warriors Rugby Season - Magners League

Opening times:
Sep 2012 - May 2013; Fri, Sat, and Sun only (annual)

A reindeer at the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, Aviemore
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre

Opening times:
10am-5pm; hill visits (weather permitting) 11am + May, Jun, Sep & Oct 2.30pm + Jul & Aug 3.30pm Feb 2012 - Feb 2013 (annual)

Donald Runnicles, Scottish conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony in Aberdeen

Opening times:
7.30pm Sep 2012 - Apr 2013; Thu and Fri only (annual)

What's on in Perth:

Edinburgh Festival of Music, Speech and Dance

Dates Open:
25/02/2015 to 07/03/2015

Literary Pub Tour

Dates Open:
01/11/2015 to 29/02/2016
01/10/2015 to 31/10/2015
01/03/2015 to 30/04/2015
01/11/2014 to 28/02/2015
01/05/2015 to 30/09/2015

Johnnie Beattie scores against Ireland. Courtesy of Scottish Rugby / PA Images
Six Nations Championship: Scotland

Dates Open:
07/02/2015 to 07/02/2015
22/02/2015 to 22/02/2015

Celtic Connections, Glasgow. Photo by Lieve Boussauw, courtesy of Glasgow's Concert Halls. ©Glasgow's Concert Halls
Celtic Connections

Dates Open:
15/01/2015 to 01/02/2015

Tarot Reading at the Body & Soul Fair, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Body & Soul Fairs

Dates Open:
02/05/2015 to 02/05/2015
28/11/2015 to 28/11/2015
08/08/2015 to 08/08/2015
28/02/2015 to 28/02/2015

Glasgow Music Fair

Dates Open:
12/09/2015 to 12/09/2015
20/06/2015 to 20/06/2015
28/02/2015 to 28/02/2015

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