Perth is a fabulous place to live, with many historical and cultural attractions to visit throughout the year. With the summer holidays fast approaching, find out what Perth’s top attractions are according to visitor reviews on TripAdvisor.

Perth has a wide range of castles, historical gardens and local attractions. Take a look at these top five attractions.


Black Watch Castle and Museum

The top-rated attraction in Perth is the 5-star rated multi-award winning Black Watch Castle and Museum. It’s housed within the 12th Century Balhousie Castle. This museum brings the Highland Regiment’s Black Watch to life through artefacts, personal stories and interactive displays.

Balhousie Castle Hay Street, Balhousie Castle, Perth PH1 5HR. Click here for visitor information.

Branklyn Garden

This enchanting garden is a place of pilgrimage for gardening enthusiasts! Set over 2 acres, this hillside garden dates back to the 1920s and features alpine flowers, dog’s tooth violet and Himalayan blue poppies in spring. In the summer you can see magnolias and Japanese maple and the katsura tree in the autumn.

Branklyn Garden 116 Dundee Road, Perth PH2 7BB. Click here for visitor information. 

Elcho Castle

Built Circa 1560, this fortified mansion is one of Scotland’s best preserved tower houses. Set by the Silver Tay it has an imposing exterior with a profusion of gun holes. The interior is well preserved allowing visitors to see the precious remains of decorated plasterwork.

Rhynd, Perth, PH2 8QQ. Click here for visitor information. 

Scone Palace

One of Perth’s most popular visitor attractions, Scone Palace is a great day out with so much to see and do. It has many tours to enable visitors to follow in the footsteps of countless kinds and expore the unique collection of porcelain, ivories and French furniture. It’s a great day out with children as it has outdoor activities, food hall and coffee shop.

Perth, PH2 6BD. Click here for visitor information. 

Huntingtower Castle

Huntingtower Castle was a lordly residence for 300 years, from the 15th to the 18th century and this is your chance to explore the castle that played a part in Scotland’s dramatic history, as it’s where Mary Queen of Scots and her husband Lord Darnley stayed when they saw off a rebellion. It has a unique layout, with two closely placed tower houses and features beautifully painted ceilings dating back to 1540. It also has a secret hiding place!

Huntingtower, Perth, PH1 3JL. Click here for visitor information.

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