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Rent a Self Catering Cottage in Perth ScotlandRent a Self Catering Cottage in Perth, Scotland. Boatland Lodge is a unique 19th century detached lodge house set in a secluded mature garden on the banks of the River Tay, a great place for relaxing and walking by the river. An ideal base for exploring Perthshire and the many tourists attractions, it is only half a mile from Scone Palace and Edinburgh is easily accessible. Perth Self Catering.

On the banks of the silvery River Tay, in the very heart of Scotland, you'll find yourself in the Fair City of Perth, your perfect centre for touring much of Scotland. Perth is a city that blends harmoniously with its glorious green surroundings. Indeed it is a city which has won many horticultural accolades including the Scotland in Bloom Champion of Champions.

Visit the city that inspired Sir Walter Scott to write " The Fair Maid of Perth " which in turn inspired Bizet's opera. Having at one time been Scotland's Capital City you will discover that Perth enjoys an air of elegant prosperity and retains the genuine atmosphere of a true country town with a rich history and tradition of welcoming visitors from all over the world. Enjoy a wonderful walk along Tay Street, crossing Perth Bridge and viewing the ever changing River Tay.

Kinnoull HillA pleasant climb or scenic drive through the wooded slopes of Kinnoull Hill is an ideal introduction to the Perth area. Enjoy the panoramic views to the north and west over the Perthshire Highlands, south to the rolling landscapes of Fife and east along the fruit fields of the Carse of Gowrie and over the River Tay. Near the summit of Kinnoull Hill is Kinnoull Tower built by the ninth Earl of Kinnoull in the eighteenth century.

You can easily explore the centre of Perth on foot. Perth has been a market town for hundreds of years. Today long established businesses, specialist retailers and larger stores sit alongside each other on the traffic-free High Street and in St Johns Shopping Centre. Perth City Centre has regular Craft Fairs and the local Farmer's Market set up their stalls almost every Saturday throughout the summer months.

Aside from great shopping, history lovers will find Perth offers unsurpassed delights. There are numerous places to visit including Scone Palace, Elcho Castle, Huntingtower Castle, Megginch Castle and Balhousie Castle, home of the Black Watch Museum.

But, as an experienced Scottish Tour Guide, what I love best about Perth is its easy access to St Andrews. Edinburgh, Stirling, Pitlochry and a hundred points of interest in between. The Perth area truly makes for an excellent base from which to tour much of Scotland.

Perth Scotland A Century Of Change
Perth Scotland
A Century Of Change

Fife, Perthshire and Angus (Exploring... This series provides an introduction to the archaeological heritage of Scotland, detailing the story of one part of the country. The details are filled in by a gazetteer of the most interesting and best preserved monuments, and aim to encourage the reader to explore further using the full-colour section on day excursions. This volume details skilfully carved Pictish cross-slabs, great abbeys and castles, and the imposing cathedrals of Arbroath and St Andrews, together with the Royal Palace of Falkland. Examples of rural architecture are also documented.

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