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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:


Glamis Castle

Opening times:
Mar-Oct Daily 10am-6pm; Nov-Dec: 10.30am-4.30pm Mar - Dec 2013 (annual)

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)

What's on in Perth:


Perth Masters

Dates Open:
01/01/2015 to 04/01/2015

Flambeaux Procession

Dates Open:
31/12/2014 to 31/12/2014

Stirling Hogmanay

Dates Open:
31/12/2014 to 31/12/2014

Edinburgh's Hogmanay

Dates Open:
30/12/2014 to 01/01/2015

Literary Pub Tour

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

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

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