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.