Sitting on the banks of the River Tay, Perth offers fantastic vistas and a welcoming Scottish atmosphere. There is so much to see and do in this former royal burgh, and all is complimented by the excellent choice of Perth restaurant available, a perfect end to your day.
Perth has a rich history waiting to be discovered. Its namesake Perth in Western Australia, was named by Sir George Murray, Secretary of State for War and the Colonies, who originated from Perth and it illustrates the influence it had on him and on the many who visit, and the desire to keep its spirit alive
Popularly known as ''The Fair City'' it is actually one of only three places in the United Kingdom to have been declassified as a city. This adds to the charm of the town, as it has not been lost in the anonymity of a large city, but maintains a sense of community. The range of Perth restaurants is definitely not limited. On the contrary, every taste is satisfied, and Perth is a popular dining choice for residents in neighboring towns and cities, such as Dundee and St. Andrews.
There are plenty of tourist attractions to occupy your day visiting. Scone is only two miles away and it a must see on any trip to Scotland. Formerly the historical capital of the Kingdom of Alba, you can see where the Scottish Kings were crowned and enjoy the beautiful buildings and surrounds.
Latterly it was the site of an important Augustinian abbey, founded by Alexander I. This enhanced the prominence of Perth, and it was often viewed as the effective capital of Scotland, as a result of the presence of Royalty. When your cultural appetite has been attended to you can next address your physical appetite. There are restaurants, eateries, bars, bistros and cafes on nearly every street in Perth. From cordon bleu cuisine to old world parlour tea rooms and traditional pubs, you are spoilt for choice with Perth restaurants, in fact it could be the highlight of your day.
Many Perth restaurants are housed in Scottish pubs or alehouses. In this environment you can couple excellent food and drink, with a wholesome atmosphere and great value for money for an unbeatable experience.
Perth restaurants pride themselves on sourcing and utilizing local produce as much as possible and the result is fresh, mouthwatering dishes capturing the essence of Scotland. The food scene in Perth has a cosmopolitan vibe, so whilst you can enjoy traditional or contemporary Scottish fare; European, Ethnic, Oriental and Fusion restaurants are also present. You can try a different region every night of your stay in Perth. The area is also home to many of Scotland's top rated chefs, preparing gourmet meals night after night for your enjoyment.
There are four bridges which cross the River Tay in Perth, providing picturesque focal points. After enjoying your meal in your choice of Perth restaurant, you could aid digestion and enjoy a stroll across one of these bridges, either Smeaton's Bridge, known locally as the Old Bridge or the Queen's Bridge, opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1960 are popular choices for pedestrians.
Perth is extremely easy to reach, as a major rail and bus point for travel throughout the country. Uniquely all of Scotland's six cities; Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen, Stirling, Inverness and Glasgow, are all signposted from Perth, highlighting the easy connections. Perth also has a small airport used for private aircrafts and pilot training. So you have no excuse not to visit and sample all the flavours on offer, not least in the Perth restaurant on offer.