Perth’s heritage is rich, encompassing hundreds of years of history.
Due to its central location in Scotland, Perth has always been an important trading and market town, evident in the fine Georgian façades, terraces and crescents.
Perth features fine buildings, often utilised as venues for cultural activity. St John’s Kirk, in the heart of Perth city, is one of the finest and oldest churches in Scotland and is often the setting for special musical events.
Perth isn’t all about buildings however.
A great collection of art can be found in the Museum and Art Gallery.
The Fergusson Gallery is a unique gem, displaying the works of the famous Scottish colourist, John Duncan Fergusson, 1874-1961. The collection is housed in a neo-classical building which was once the city’s waterworks, situated at the south end of Tay Street’s grand Victorian façade.
Perth also features other historical sites. The 400 year-old Greyfriars Burial Ground, on the site of a Franciscan Monastery off Tay Street is one example. Making a unique contribution to Perth’s urban fabric, the enclosed burial ground is accessible from the city centre and offers a window into Perth’s past.
Monuments and headstones spanning four centuries form a collection unrivalled in Scotland and can be found here.
Greyfriars is an integral part of the River Tay Circular Walk, a signposted route encompassing the Riverside parks on the east bank of the Tay as well as the Museum and Fergusson Gallery.
Visit Perth, for an enlightening day trip, a fun holiday or for business.
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