Perth ( / ˈpɜːrθ / ( listen); Scottish Gaelic: Peairt [pʰɛrˠʃtʲ])   is a city in central Scotland, 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. It had a population of about 47,430 in 2018.
- 17.5 km² (6.8 sq mi)
- 47,350 (mid−2,020 est.)
Bustling, compact and beautifully situated on the banks of the River Tay in the east of Scotland, this city is a sparkling cosmopolitan gem that keeps on giving visit after visit. Located only an hour from Edinburgh or Glasgow, Perth is one of the most accessible cities in the country and is perfect for a holiday get away, weekend or city break.
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A bustling hive of activity, Perth’s vibrant city centre is brimming with the very best in Scottish independent shops, a lively café culture and an exciting arts scene. Winner of Scotland’s Food Town of the Year 2018. Read More Explore Perthshire
Once Scotland’s capital and much favoured by James I, The ‘Fair City’ of Perth, with its tall spires and River Tay flowing through it, is the town that inspired Sir Walter Scott to pen ‘The Fair Maid of Perth’ which in turn inspired Bizet’s opera. Modern Perth is situated 3km downstream (on the River Tay) of the original Roman fort of Bertha.
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Perth, city and royal burgh, Perth and Kinross council area, historic county of Perthshire, Scotland. Perth lies on the right bank of the River Tay. Its name is probably Celtic. River Tay Bridge over the River Tay at Perth, Scot. Dudesleeper Perth was well established by the 12th century, a burgh (town) in 1106 and a royal burgh in 1210.