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Amidst the riot of colour which is Perthshire, lies the fair City of Perth . It was once the capital of Scotland , and just a few miles away at Scone Palace, the ancient kings of Alba were crowned on the Stone of Destiny. Archaeological digs have also discovered evidence of Roman occupation. Perth is the focal point of the region, a thriving market town and a major crossroads in Scotland , with roads radiating in all directions.

Perth, o n the banks of the silvery River Tay, in the very heart of Scotland, and winner of the 2000 "Champion of Champions" Britain in Bloom award. Perth , the city that inspired Sir Walter Scott to pen 'The Fair Maid of Perth' which in turn inspired Bizet's opera. You will find that Perth enjoys an air of elegant prosperity and retains the genuine atmosphere of a true county town with a rich history and tradition of welcoming visitors.

History lovers will find that Perth offers unsurpassed delights. Apart from Scone Palace,
other wonderful houses to visit include Elcho Castle, Huntingtower Castle, Megginch Castle at the Carse of Gowrie and last, but not least, Balhousie Castle, - home to the Black Watch Museum.

Colourful floral displays and wonderful lush green parklands enhance Perth . These parklands survive today as the North and South Inches; superb public parks. While here, also enjoy the kaleidoscope of colours at Perth 's many gardens including Rodney, Branklyn and Cherrybank Gardens (the latter incorporates the Bells National Heather collections).

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