Nearby Perth was awarded City status in March 2012, an event crowned by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's visit to receive the city keys in July of that year. So much of Scotland's history and heritage are to be found around the area, which is just a relaxed twenty-minute drive from us at The Red House Hotel.
Here are some highlights we suggest checking out when you visit us.
Scone Palace is the original home of the 'Stone of Destiny' (also known in England as the 'Coronation Stone'). This is where the past Kings of Scotland were crowned and is steeped in our country's history and tradition. Scone was the capital of the Pictish Kingdom, the centre of the ancient Celtic church and its Palace is a major tourist attraction, under the ownership of the Earl of Mansfield.
Another must-see is Perth Concert Hall, which is accessed from Coupar Angus and features a range of musical entertainment, from cutting edge pop, to the finest classical performances. Opened in 2005, the auditorium is the perfect setting to inspire and encourage the many youngsters who wish to take up an instrument and pursue a career in the arts.
Perth is also home to of the UK's most picturesque racecourses just a ten-minute journey from the city centre, where the top trainers and jockeys compete. Paul Nicholls, Philip Hobbs, David Pipe and Nicky Henderson regularly bring their stars north, to be ridden by the likes of Tony McCoy, Richard Johnson and Ruby Walsh. You can expect the best events to be over around 16 race days each year, with the three days April Festival and June's Perth Gold Cup day.
If football is more in line with your interests, you can watch Scottish Premier League action at McDiarmid Park, where St. Johnstone play, regularly in the of half of the division.
No matter your tastes, or what you enjoy, Perth will have something to make a memorable trip.
Good food and efficient service with all Covid precautions in place. Could very happily recommend lunch.
Great food and service as always. Ample parking outside too
Everything fist class as usual staff excellent see you soon again. 5 star
I have driven past this place so many times & never been in. Well I can tell you now, that was a big mistake!!! This place is lovely. We arrived at 12, ordered, ate & left by 12.35! We didn't have a lot of time. The service was excellent, the choice was very good. The food was lovely. Best steak pie I've had (that I've not made myself). Thank you, we will be back.
Another enjoyable visit for morning coffee. The homemade shortbread was a delicious treat especially the one topped with white chocolate. Friendly helpful service.