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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)

Pitlochry Theatre Season, Pitlochry. Courtesy of Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Pitlochry Theatre Season

Opening times:
8pm; mats 2pm (check theatre for repertoire schedule) May - Nov 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)

What's on in Perth:

Algerian rock climber Catherine Destivelle on top of the world
Dundee Mountain Film Festival

Dates Open:
28/11/2014 to 28/11/2014

Strings attached! Photo by Bree Hogg, © Whatsonwhen
Scots Fiddle Festival

Dates Open:
21/11/2014 to 23/11/2014

Graffiti Girl by George Donald RSA, part of the annual RSA Open. © the artist
RSA Open

Dates Open:
08/11/2014 to 14/12/2014

Fireworks, high over Edinburgh. Photo Paul Tomkins, courtesy Visit Scotland/Scottish Viewpoint
Meadowbank Annual Fireworks Display

Dates Open:
05/11/2014 to 05/11/2014

Literary Pub Tour

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

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

Dates Open:
22/11/2014 to 22/11/2014
28/02/2015 to 28/02/2015
02/05/2015 to 02/05/2015
08/08/2015 to 08/08/2015

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