Top Local Experiences In Perth City. 

How Will You Spend Your Wild & Wonderous Hours In Perth City?

You’ll discover a collection of great ideas for some local Perth City experiences that have been handpicked for their positive reputation and local contribution.

Welcome to city paradise, where a network of little lanes and natural trails wriggles through narrow arteries, lost ruins, through farmland, river gorges, and towering forest, to dramatic viewpoints atop the nearby Kinnoull Hill woodland park.

With a healthy choice of things to do locally, you’ll find it easier than ever to support your favorite local people, and you’ll feel good for it too.

Explore the map of Perth below to inspire your next visit and check back here regularly as we’ll continue to update this map to bring you the cities latest local experiences.

Stay Near Perth Museum In Local Accommodation

Be sure to check out these budget friendly local hostels, hotels, and guesthouse options for the best central location.

B&B – Dunallan Guest House
B&B – The Fitzroy
B&B- Hazeldene Guest House
B&B – Clark Kimberley Guest House
Hostel (June-August) – Perth Youth Hostel
Hotel (Next To Train Station) – Station Hotel

Visit These Other Perth Cafes For More Locally Sourced Food

Be sure to check out this mix of markets/cafes/restaurants for locally sourced food.

Willow
14 St John’s Pl, Perth PH1 5SZ

Comfy cafe & bar with outdoor seating serving classic chow, afternoon tea, desserts & ice cream.

Giraffe
51-53, South St, Perth PH2 8PD

Giraffe is a social enterprise providing employment support to adults with support needs in the workplace.

Their shop on South Street is a treasure trove of gifts, trinkets, plants, and a lovely little cafe serving refreshments and freshly cooked food throughout the day.

269 Vegan
37A S Methven St, Perth PH1 5NU

whether you follow a plant-based diet or are simply a lover of delicious food in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, 269 is one to check out for sure.

When you do pop in, make sure to try out one of their moreish brownies – thank me later!

Delicious
46 South Methven Street, PH1 5NX

Delicious is Perth’s favorite and most popular, quirky sandwich bar/cafe in town and run by a husband and wife team.

They prepare famous fresh sandwiches, wraps, and salads made to order in front of you. They also have homemade soups, baked potatoes, homemade cakes, and delicious traybakes.

Perth Farmers Market

Kind Edward Street, PH1 5UB

Established by lamb farmer Jim Fairlie in 1999, Perth was the first farmers’ market in Scotland and remains the one which many others are based on and aspire to.

The market takes place on the first Saturday of the month except for January, with two in December. The market has between 45-50 stalls selling a range of local seasonal produce including fresh meat; fruit & vegetables; oils dressings and preserves; dairy products; home baking; and spirits.

Contribute To Your Favourite Local Perth Grassroots Or Non-Profit

Fancy making a fantastic contribution while you travel?

At KylesLife, we’re adventurers with heart.

Wherever we travel, we always find a way to be active in the quest for sustainable, positive social change.

Here are 5 local Perth non-profits/grassroots projects that we think you might like to contribute to in your own way.

Perth Six Circle Project

  • “In meeting the needs of others we meet the needs of ourselves.”
  • This group amplifies the parts of us which make us each unique and then we serve others from this point of uniqueness for the common, mutual good.
  • A young child’s refreshing lack of inhibition, a young person’s hidden sense of humour and an adult offender’s physical strength to push or carry his wheelchair-bound friend. 

Mindfulness

  • Help people recover from mental illness and to meet for mutual support.
  • To enable people to understand and cope with their mind.
  • Provide emotional support
  • Help develop life skills
  • Involve the wider community in our work to support mental health.

Push

  • Help people with learning difficulties to enjoy a rich social life in their local community.
  • Donations help to support locals by helping them to meet new people, make new friends, and to enjoy their independence.
  • You’ll help to empower people to find employment with confidence.

Perth Foodbank

  • Provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people.

Independent Advocacy

  • Safeguard people who are vulnerable or discriminated against or whom services find difficult to support.
  • Many of us find it difficult at times to get our voice heard about decisions or actions that affect our lives. 
  • Some people have family, friends, or other carers to help them to speak up. Others do not have people in their lives to do that, and sometimes, if they do, family members may have their own ideas about ‘what is best’ for the person involved.
  • Advocacy is about broadening horizons and widening the options that people have. Advocacy is important to ensure justice, equality and fairness.

1. North Inch & Martin’s Fruit Bazaar

The North Inch is a beautiful green space in the heart of this small but vibrant city. It covers approximately 50 hectares and comes fully equipped with its own golf course, public putting green, scenic views, and fantastic circular walking trail.

When the sun shines, a picnic on the inch is sweet! Why not grab some locally sourced fruit from Martin’s Fruit Bazaar to add a flavor of Perth to your picnic.

2. Coco & Ginger Cafes

If cute cafes are your thing, then Perth is your place. The city is brimming with independent cafes, so you’ll be spoilt for choice here.

Coco by the lade and The Ginger Cafe are great spots for those window views and comfy seats. They use a range of home-baking to give you a unique, fresh taste of Perth.

Ginger Cafe’s style gives off a retro/vintage feel, and we love their bright ginger mugs, teapots, saucers, and fresh cakes counter.

Their window seat view of Scott Street is perfect for those who love to sit in comfy sofas and watch the busy and bustling world go right on by.

3. Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park

Perth is known as ‘big tree country,’ and for a good reason. The city is surrounded by thousands of acres of vast, green woodland and boasts more champion trees than anywhere else in the UK.

The natural walking trails here are a hit with locals and visitors, but you’re more likely to encounter the occasional jogger than a crowd. It’s perfect for peace and quiet.

The park is a relatively easy one to navigate. The ascent is gradual, and the paths are well kept and well signposted, which makes this area accessible to almost anyone with average fitness levels.

4. The Old Ship Inn & Fantastic Street Art

As you walk the many side streets and little lanes found throughout the city center, take the time to admire the colorful, local street art drawn onto the sides of various buildings. Local artist Ian Imrie has achieved local notoriety for his own works over the last few years and has become well-known.

We featured Ian’s story in our 2-part Perth video series.

And don’t forget to taste some of the many local ales from throughout Perthshire as you wander by local pubs like The Old Ship Inn.

‘The Ship’ as it is affectionately known by locals is thought to be the oldest pub in Perth, dating back to 1625 with no name change! It is a real Perth institution, and I would defy you to find a local who has never enjoyed a drink in The Ship!

It’s one of those fantastic wee pubs that spans generations and offers up a warm welcome to everyone. Its little surprise then that for six years running, Tina and the team have won Gold in the Best Bar None Awards; their smiling service is equaled only by their selection of Real cask Ale and live music dates every few months.

5. Little Lanes & The Museum

Perth is famous for its network of little lanes. They’ll give you quick access to unique areas of the city and provide a visual glimpse into its historical past. The most well-known lanes are Skinner Gate, Bridge Lane, Charlotte Street, and North Port.

These lanes and vennels were originally named after the trades that were based there but are now home to some of our favorite Perth Indies and their vast array of gorgeous artisan gifts, beautiful art and clothing, and some of the city’s most mouth-watering meals.

Perth museum is one of the oldest public built museums in the UK and has a vast collection of objects and art on display.

We loved our visit because we discovered so much more about this city than we were expecting, and the price of entry is absolutely free!

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