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The city of Perth Scotland is the county town of Perthshire and also known as St John's Town or even as the Fair City.

Perth's city centre is compact with two large and open public parks - the North and South Inches on each flank and the mighty River Tay along side.

Much of the Perth's High Street is a traffic free precinct with a wide variety of shops large and small. Many of the streets around the centre are comprised of elegant Georgian terraced houses.

Perth has probably always been a centre for farming and less dependent on the traditional Scottish industries of fishing, textiles and engineering. Not only did this give rise to its relatively small size but also to its air of prosperity.

The city is a bustling market town with much to offer the tourist. Shops, galleries and theatre in the town centre. Scenery, castles, history, walks and attractions in the country around. Nearby is historic Scone Palace and Perth Racecourse.

Check out Perth self catering and hotel accommodation.

Also check out The Fair City's History.

 

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