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Explore Perth City

Explore Perthshire

Situated just a few miles from the bustling heart of Perth City Centre, The Lodge is an ideal base from which to explore our stunning area.  Perthshire has universal appeal, enjoyed equally by young and old, city lovers and outdoor explorers, it is a truly diverse area, which has grown from an ancient and noble past.

On the Doorstep

We are the only hotel to be situated in the regal grounds of Scone Palace park, the historical Crowning Place of Scottish Kings.  Just a short walk will take you to the stunning 5-star visitor attraction and ancient grounds, which boast some of the oldest trees in the world.

As well as playing host to The Lodge, Scone Palace is home to Perth Racecourse, The Scottish Game Fair, The Snowdrop Festival and Rewind Festival. 

Perth City

Culture: A cultural hub, Perth City has become known for its vibrant arts scene and exciting live music festivals and all-year-round bars. Perth Concert Hall is one of the most modern and vibrant music and arts venues in Scotland and the historic Perth Theatre has recently re-opened following a multi-million pound refurbishment project.

Food & Drink: In 2018 Perth was named Scotland’s Food Town of the Year at the Scottish Food Awards, an much-deserved accolade when you consider the wealth of culinary talent on offer, and the exciting array of restaurants, cafes, bars and producers.

Home to Scotland's only two Michelin Star restaurant, and city of the famous Murrays Pie, Perth has something to satisfy all taste buds and budgets! Pop in for lunch, stop for a coffee while shopping, or stay a little longer and hang out in a gin bar, cocktail lounge or real ale pub! 

Family Fun:  Perth is home to some great fun family attractions that range from a visit to the beautiful South Inch Park swings and swan pond (free of charge) to the thrill of coming down the flumes at Perth Leisure Pool.  The Black Watch Castle and Museum is a real learning experience for all ages, and kids will love their WW1 trench in the grounds.  

Into The City: Getting in and out of Perth is really easy. If you're driving then you're really just ten minutes away; keen walkers will do it in 30 - 40 minutes and if you'd like to enjoy one of the many bars and restaurants, we can recommend a friendly taxi service that will take you to your chosen destination and bring you home again.

Wholeheartedly recommended! We were running late after a long journey and they kindly kept the kitchen open a bit longer for us. We arrived with our 3 dogs who also got their own tubs of sausages and had a cracking sea bass supper. A truly excellent experience as we are so used to England where people tend to love the power trip of closing on the nose and appear to enjoy telling you they’re closed on the rare occasion you run late.


Perth : History and Geography

The name Perth derives from a Pictish word meaning wood or thicket, and it was often considered the unofficial capital of Scotland, due to the frequent residence of the royal court held here.  Indeed, The Lodge at Perth Racecourse stands in the ancient grounds of Scone Palace, crowning place of Scottish Kings.

Perthshire is now one of UK’s largest counties, situated in the centre of Scotland. The city of Perth sits at its heart, and the diverse landscape of the region stretches from open farmland in the south, to the start of the Highlands and the foothills of the Cairngorms in the north.