The 'Fair City' of Perth in Scotland can once again formally conform to its title. After losing its status in 1975, with the powers that be declaring Perth would only be deemed a town, 2012 saw the reversal of that unpopular decision. With the celebrations of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee taking place, a number of towns across the UK applied for 'city-status'. Perth was the only town in Scotland aiming for this upgrade and to the delight of all those involved in the campaign as well as local residents, in 2012 Perth once again become a city. Of course, history would decide that Perth is rightfully viewed as such given that it was an 'ancient capital'. Many considered Perth to be the first capital of Scotland from the 800s until 1437. This was a period in which there was no official capital, however with the royal court frequently moving location around Scotland, The King made his home regularly in Perth. Historians have commented that as such, Perth had as good a claim as any Scottish city to be seen as central to the country's governance structure.
Perth is one of seven cities in Scotland, the others being Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness and Stirling. Today, Perth is the administrative center for the large rural county of Perthshire. Conveniently located on the Banks of The River Tay, Perth is ideally situated given its central location and is often seen as the link between all of the Scottish cities. Staying in Perth gives you access to stunning countryside while also allowing you to explore a number of very different parts of Scotland, easily reachable by rail or road.
Perth itself has many interesting attractions and there are a number of Perth hotels and guest houses that can make your stay very pleasant indeed with locally-sourced food and beautifully furnished rooms. Cultural attractions Perth Concert hall – here you will find a wide range of entertainment options which often include high-profile musicians, comedians and groups. In addition, Perth Theater enjoys a fantastic reputation whether you fancy watching a dramatic play or popular Christmas pantomime. The city-center includes the pedestrian-only High Street which is a very pretty part of town and home to a wide-range of retail options. Sports fans can visit McDiarmid Park, home of Scottish Premier League Football team. Johnstone FC. In fact, there is a vibrant local sports scene with amateur sports clubs including, amongstst others, athletics, rugby, cricket and tennis.
There can be no doubt that Perth is well worth a visit. This small city has plenty to offer and can also be seen as the ideal gateway to Scotland's outdoor adventure playground.