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Discover Perth with DFDS

Perth, the capital of Scotland until 1452, was also the trading centre for wool and salmon due to its location on the River Tay. The city has a variety of well-known architectural and historical attractions, in particular the Scone Palace and the Church of St. John. Just outside the city you'll find two castles: Huntingtower Castle and Elcho Castle, both are great examples of Scottish late medieval castle construction and popular wedding venues. A visit to the Perth Museum and the Art Gallery is also worthwhile as it is one of Scotland's oldest hometown museums.

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Attractions in Perth

The city offers visitors a variety of architectural and historical attractions - stop by the Balhousie Castle, here you will find the interesting military museum of the Black Watch Regiment. An old water tower houses the Fergusson Gallery, which shows current works by the artist of the same name. Anyone interested in plants should not miss the Branklyn Garden, an impressive collection of unusual plants can be found here. Also visit the Scone Palace, just outside Perth - old Scone was once the capital of the Kingdom of the Picts.

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Leisure activities in the region

As an ancient capital, Perth offers its visitors and residents many recreational opportunities. The eclectic natural landscape around Perth allows for many types of outdoor sports activities - go golfing, fishing, hiking, sailing, horse riding, biking, surfing or visit one of the many festivals in the summer. In the Active Kids Adventure Park you have the opportunity to play in the fresh air or an indoor playground. A visit to the Perth Leisure Pool is also worth a visit, housing a spa and swimming pool.

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Shopping and Eating

Like any major city, Perth also offers great shopping in its downtown area. If you like something a little bit fancier, you will find nice little boutiques that specialise in individuality and design. If you prefer a covered mall, St John's Shopping Center has it all. We recommend a visit to the weekly market, which takes place every 1st Saturday of the month. A wide variety of restaurants does not make the decision on where to eat easy. We recommend Paco's restaurant for the atmosphere and the menu selection and in an old church you will find Kerachars's with fish and game dishes.

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With DFDS ferries to Newcastle, it couldn’t be easier to travel Scotland for a fantastic holiday, with Edinburgh just a couple of hours’ drive from the port.

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