Friday, 11 January 2019

Fair City of Perth

It was a lovely day on Wednesday so we took a wee trip to the lovely city of Perth.  It is in my opinion one of the loveliest places in Scotland (apart from Greenock!) and is beautifully situated on the River Tay.

There are lots of wonderful old buildings in Perth, with incredible architectural details.  It doesn't really feel like a city compared to Glasgow or Edinburgh, it is more like a large market town.  It is the perfect place for a day out or as a base for exploring the beautiful Perthshire countryside.

Perth city centre itself has the usual mix of shops on its High Street, but also some nice little unusual shops on the many side streets.  It is a great place to wander around - you never know what you are going to come across.

Scott Street, off the High Street is the place to go if you love charity shopping!  There are lots of different charity shops here.  I was good - I didn't go in to any of them, because I knew temptation would grip me!  You won't just find charity shops here, there are plenty all over the city.

Where I did go was a lovely little shop called The Peacock & The Tortoise  in George Street as I needed some cross stitch fabric.  Ended up with some 16 count ivory Aida fabric and these amazing ribbons. 

Loved the tartan one with the stag heads - very unusual isn't it?

Loved the colours in this one - light blue and brown.  These were a bit of an added extra - have no idea what I am going to do with them - but I'm sure they will come in handy - one day!

St John's Place right in the centre of Perth is the place to go to find somewhere to eat.  There are lots of bars and restaurants here beside the beautiful church of St John the Baptist.  There are plenty of other bars and restaurants around the city too.  There is so much choice!

We had a great day out helped by the wonderful sunny weather.
Love, Liz


Crimson Kettle said...

Having just visited the Australian Perth, I really enjoyed seeing the original Perth! It's a pity Scotland is such a long way from me as I'd love to visit more often (when it's warmer!)

a rich tapestry said...

Perth looks like a lovely place full of history and interesting architecture. I like the look of the little shops and would love to go in The Peacock and the Tortoise - what a wonderful name! My mother's friend lived in Alloa which must be in the same region. She was my godmother and I was given my middle name after her. My parents took me on a tour of Scotland as a teenager and I remember those beautiful towns with rivers running through them. The ribbons you bought are lovely. Hope you find a use for them in your crafting.

mamasmercantile said...

hat a wonderful tour you took us on, so much to admire in those old buildings. I loved the ribbons, it was so unusual to see the stags embossed onto one of them. Looking forward to see what you do with them.

Polyester Princess said...

Thank you for taking me along to Perth, Liz! It looks and sounds like a lovely town. Oh, and that tartan ribbon with the stag heads is simply divine. I'm wondering what you'll be using it for! xxx

Sandra said...

Just found you via your comment on my blog! Perth looks a lovely place to visit - I should go next time I'm up in Scotland! You have some beautiful things on your blog - I have just had a reminisce over kitchen appliances! Many of those are the stuff of my childhood. In fact I suspect my mum still has some of them hoarded away somewhere!! :-)

NanaDiana said...

I just found your blog by linking to one and then another and another. LOL I am your newest follower and will put you on my sidebar so I don't miss posts. If you want to play along I do a little "pick your favorite" about once a month...and then make fun of just about everyone that responds. LOL Only id you have time and the inclination. I WILL be back!! Hugs- Diana

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

It is very beautiful. That photo with the church and the curve in the river is so interesting! xo Su

Catriona Mason said...

Hello fellow Scot-I have just found your blog today. Enjoyed your tour of Perth and must visit that lovely, tempting shop when I am next up there.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What a lovely day out, Liz! Wonderful scenery...and I love the great ribbons you found!