Just north of the Firth of Fife and inland from the historic town of St. Andrews, visitors to Scotland will discover the region of Perth and Kinross, which is home to the city of Perth, a small but cosmopolitan centre with hotels, fine restaurants, great entertainment, and a number of historical sites.
Stay in Hotels Near Perth and Its Surrounds
Many will be surprised to hear that Perth was once the capital of Scotland, and the nearby Scone Palace was commonly used for the coronations of Scottish kings. The surrounding area is also home to a number of cultural and historical points of interest, that include the Birnam Oak, one of two last remaining trees from the forest described in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, as well as beautiful natural wonders like Ben Vrackie, the River Tay, and Loch Leven.
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Visit the Black Watch Monument in Aberfeldy
Following the tumultuous era of the Jacobite rebellion in 1715, a regiment of foot soldiers was raised to keep watch over the Highlands, and due to their dark government tartan were commonly known as the Black Watch. Today, visitors can experience a small piece of this history stopping to explore the Black Watch Monument in Aberfeldy.