Once Scotland's ancient capital, The City of Perth is surrounded by glorious countryside and steeped in history, making The Royal George Hotel an excellent base from which to explore the delights of Perthshire. The Scottish Highlands, The Trossachs and indeed the rest of Scotland are all within easy reach.
There is an abundance of local walking routes including Kinnoull Hill, which offers stunning views over The Carse of Gowrie with the River Tay meandering into the distance.
Plenty of history can be found on Perth's doorstep, including Blair Castle and Scone Palace. Why not take a walk along the North Inch in Perth itself, the location of the Battle of The Clans in 1396, and once home to medieval witch hunts and horse racing.
A visit to the Glenturret Distillery in Crieff, Scotland’s oldest distillery, offers you the chance to learn about the whisky making process and sample the final product for yourself, with the option of the guided tour, or slightly closer to home, pop into The Perth Distillery Co, located in our basement in the former stables of the hotel, where The award winning Perth Gin and Perth Gin Liquers are distilled and of course regularly sampled!
The Caithness Glass Centre at Crieff is a memorable day out where you can enjoy watching the glassmakers turning molten glass into world renowned paperweights, and where the visitor centre offers you time to relax and browse the tourist information centre.
Within the town, Perth Museum and Art Gallery, Horsecross Arts and Conference Centre and Perth Theatre are all located within yards of The George Street entrance to the hotel, and well worth a cultural visit or to catch the latest show or a concert from the wide varitey available.
Step outside The Royal George Hotel and you are in one of Perth’s main shopping precincts where you will find everything on offer from big name high street stores to individual and distinctive locally managed shops. Why not choose from one of over 100 handmade sporrans from Janet Eagleton in George Street, or a collectable malt whiksy from Malts and Spirits both located next to our back door!
For further information on any of the above please do not hesitate to contact reception at The Royal George Hotel where we will be more than happy to help and point you in the right direction!