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The Insider's Guide to Perth

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: Discover the charm of Perth with our guide to the city's top attractions, culinary hotspots, and vibrant nightlife. From outdoor adventures to cultural experiences, we'll also help you find the best recreational activities to enjoy, and offer advice on making lasting connections with the friendly locals.

Welcome to Perth! If you're planning to move to Perth, congratulations on taking the first step towards a new adventure. While there are many things to think about before you leave, such as visas, housing, and transportation, it's important to remember that once you arrive, the fun really begins. In this article, we'll introduce you to some of the best sites, restaurants, and nightlife that Perth has to offer, as well as provide tips on recreational activities and making friends in Perth.

Perth, is a city rich in history and culture, offering a variety of attractions for both tourists and locals. One of the most notable sites is Scone Palace, a historic house that was the crowning place of Scottish kings. The palace is surrounded by beautiful gardens and a deer park, making it a perfect spot for a leisurely stroll. Another must-visit is the Black Watch Castle and Museum, which provides a fascinating insight into Scotland's military history. For art lovers, the Fergusson Gallery is a must-visit, dedicated to the work of Scottish artist JD Fergusson. The gallery is housed in a unique circular building, formerly a water tower.

Perth Museum and Art Gallery is another cultural highlight, featuring a diverse range of exhibits from fine art and archaeology to natural history. St John's Kirk, the oldest building in Perth, is also worth a visit for its stunning architecture and stained glass windows. For nature enthusiasts, the Branklyn Garden offers a peaceful retreat with its rare and unusual plants, while Kinnoull Hill provides stunning views over the city and the River Tay.

The restaurant and nightlife scene in Perth is vibrant and diverse, offering something for everyone. One of the most popular restaurants is the Deans Restaurant, known for its innovative Scottish cuisine and stylish decor. The Bothy Restaurant offers traditional Scottish dishes in a cosy, rustic setting, while Paco's Restaurant is a favourite for its delicious Italian fare. For a more upscale dining experience, 63 Tay Street offers fine dining with a focus on local, seasonal ingredients.

When it comes to nightlife, The Green Room is a popular spot, offering live music, comedy nights, and a great selection of drinks. The Twa Tams is a traditional pub with a friendly atmosphere, known for its live music and real ales. For those looking for a more sophisticated evening, The Loft Nightclub offers a stylish setting with a variety of cocktails and DJ sets. Alternatively, The Venue is a popular nightclub with a lively atmosphere and a range of music styles.

Recreational activities in Perth are varied, catering to a wide range of interests. For those who enjoy outdoor activities, the North Inch and South Inch are large parks offering a variety of sports facilities, including golf, rugby, and football. The River Tay also provides opportunities for fishing, canoeing, and riverside walks. For those interested in golf, the King James VI Golf Club is a popular choice, located on an island in the River Tay.

For indoor activities, the Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre offer a range of performances, from music and drama to comedy and dance. The Perth Leisure Pool is a popular spot for families, with a variety of pools, flumes, and a health suite. For those interested in history and culture, the Perth Museum and Art Gallery offers a range of exhibits and activities. Finally, for those who enjoy shopping, the city centre offers a variety of shops, from high street brands to independent boutiques.

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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