The Fair City
The town, which was made a Royal Burgh by William the Lion
in 1210, lies on the west bank of the River Tay. This was Scotland's capital until 1452.
St. John's Kirk is one of the oldest buildings in the town.
The two undeveloped areas of parkland by the side of the
Tay are known as the Inches. In 1396, from Blackfriars Priory, Robert III watched a trial of strength to settle and
old feud between the clans Chattan and Kay.
The priory stood where Charlotte Street is and it is where James I was assassinated. There is a plaque on the
corner of Charlotte and Blackfriars Streets to mark where the priory stood.
Kinnoull Tower, on the hill of the same name to the east of
Perth, was built as a ruin in the late 18th century.
About two miles north of Perth, following the A93, is Scone.