The city also has a wide range of quality shopping, all the main retailers are present, and the pedestrianised "High Street" and shopping mall provide a safe environment for residents and visitors alike.
As a centre for tourism, Perth is well placed at the gateway to the highlands, there is easy access to the surrounding towns such as Blairgowrie, Dunkeld, Pitlochry and Crieff. There is a wide range of accommodation and a never ending supply of walking, fishing, shopping while during the winter months there are good facilities for skiing.
Perth's city centre is compact with two large and open public parks - the North and South Inches on each flank and the mighty River Tay along side. Although a visit to Perth at any time of year is a rewarding experience, I recommend the summer, this is when the Local Council excel in floral displays, the colour is abundant. But don't simply believe me! stop off and prove it yourself.
The city of Perth Scotland is the county town of Perthshire and was also known as St John's Toun or nowadays as the Fair City.
Also check out The Fair City's Heritage Page.
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