Perth Accommodation Guide - quality accommodation in Perth for holiday or business travel. Scotlands Perth accommodation options include hotels, lodges, guest houses, camping, bed and breakfast and self catering accommodation including holiday homes and apartment rentals. Whatever your Scottish Perth accommodation requirements we will help you find the right place.
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Welcome to Perth Scotland
Perth is a town in central Scotland. Sitting on the banks of the River Tay, it is the administrative centre of Perth and Kinross council area and the historic county town of Perthshire.
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. Much of the Perth's High Street is a traffic free precinct with a wide variety of shops large and small. Many of the streets around the centre are comprised of elegant Georgian terraced houses.
The city is a bustling market town with much to offer the tourist. Shops,
galleries and theatre in the town centre. Scenery, castles, history, walks
and attractions in the country around. Nearby is historic Scone Palace
and Perth Racecourse...read more
Accommodation in and around Perth
Price Guide - per person based on sharing room: under $40 - $41 - 70 - more than $70
Perth has a population of approx 44,820. Perth
has been known as The Fair City since the publication of the story Fair
Maid of Perth by the Scottish writer Sir Walter Scott in 1828.
The name Perth derives from a Pictish word for wood or copse. There has been a settlement at Perth since prehistoric times, on a site of a natural mound raised slightly above the flood plain of the Tay, where the river could be crossed at low tide. The area surrounding the modern town is known to have been occupied by Mesolithic hunter-gatherers since their arrival more than 8000 years ago. Nearby Neolithic standing stones and circles also exist, dating from about 4000 BC, following the introduction of farming in the area.
The presence of Scone Abbey, home of the Stone of Destiny where the King of Scots was crowned, enhanced the early importance of the town. Perth became known as an effective 'capital' of Scotland, due to the frequent residence of the royal court. Royal Burgh status was soon given to the town by King William The Lion in the early 12th century. The town became one of the richest burghs in the country, doing trade with countries like France, the Low Countries and Baltic Countries for goods such as Spanish silk and French wine.
The Scottish Reformation also played a big role in the town with the sacking of the Houses of the Greyfriars and Blackfriars, after a sermon given by John Knox in the St John's Kirk in 1559. The Act of settlement later brought about Jacobite uprisings. The town was occupied by Jacobite supporters on three occasions (1689, 1715 and 1745). The birth of Perth Academy in 1760, brought major industry to the town, such as Linen, leather, bleach and whisky. Given its location, Perth was perfectly placed to become a key transport centre with the coming of the railways. The first railway station in Perth was built in 1848.
Today, Perth serves as a popular retail centre for the surrounding area. This includes a main shopping centre along with a pedestrianised high street and many independent and specialist shops on offer. Following the decline of Whisky, the economy of the town has now diversified towards insurance and banking. The Royal Bank of Scotland, Aviva and Scottish and Southern Energy are all now major employers in Perth.
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