This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Perth. To help you make friends with Perth before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Perth, Scotland is blessed by a picturesque setting on the banks of the Tay, Scotland's longest river, and also one of Scotland's most historic towns -- it's the scene of battles and also the country's ancient capital, where kings were made at nearby Scone upon the mystical stone of destiny. Perth was founded more than seven hundred years ago and its success was assured by its strategic position on the Tay and the fertile lands which surround it. The town has around seventy thousand inhabitants and is forty minutes from Edinburgh, an hour from Glasgow, and not much more the Trossachs and from there, The Highlands. It is an important transport hub with connections to most places in Scotland, including to and from your hostel, by bus and train.
There is a lively local music scene with many bars hosting live music nights both traditional and contemporary. There's also a great selection of restaurants a bustling, confident, and affluent country town with many independent shops and boutiques. There is a fine selection of Perth hostels and hotels to suit most budgets including one with dormitory spaces.
There is a lot to keep the traveler staying at a Perth hostel occupied, from walks up the Kinnoul Hill with stunning views over the Tay Valley, to ice skating; curling; golf; swimming; cinema; theater; fishing; and visits to the worthy Perth Museum, Contemporary Art Gallery, and Scone Palace. There is even a horse racing course if you fancy a punt on the nags. The only thing that could affect your stay in the negative is Perth and Scotland's notoriously fickle weather.