A day trip to Perth from Edinburgh

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Continuing my adventures in Scotland, here is a photo diary of my day trip to Perth. Perth is a city in the Perth and Kinross area and lies along the River Tay. As my previous post (A day trip to Peebles) this one is also organised for the Photographic Society of The University of Edinburgh.

During the trip, we followed this hiking trail to Kinnoull Hill and Tower through the Woodland Park.

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Getting there

You can easily reach Perth via public transport from Edinburgh. There are frequent trains from Edinburgh Waverly and Haymarket train stations to Perth. From there the city centre is only a short walk away. To get the Woodland Park you need to cross the River Tay using the railway bridge (there is also a part for pedestrians) which is opposite the Fergusson Gallery.

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Things to do there

Perth has an interesting range of things to do. However, based on past trips we were expecting that we would require at least three hours to do the hike. In addition to the short winter days in Scotland, we opted to focus on getting to the top of the hill and back before it got dark, rather than doing any other activities in Perth.


Day Trip to Perth – Photo diary

River Tay Reflection
The scenery greeted us with beautiful reflections in the River Tay.
River Tay Reflection
More reflections as we cross the railway bridge.
Railway Bridge, Perth
View of the railway ridge.
Perth and River Tay
View of Perth from across the River Tay.
Branklyn Garden in Perth
Passing by Branklyn Garden on our way to Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park.
Creatures in Kinnull Hill Woodland Park
A wooden house, some wooden squirrels and a hand-shaped tree log at Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park.
Creatures Kinnull Hill Woodland Park
More wooden creatures at Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park.
View from Kinnull Hill
Catching the views from Kinnoul Hill as the sun is setting down.
View from Kinnull Hill
More views from Kinnoull Hill.
Night view of Perth
Making our way back to the city.
Night view of Perth and the River Tay
A last shot of Perth and the River Tay before taking the train back to Edinburgh.

All photos were taken using the camera Sony ILCE-5100 [AD] and the 16-50mm [AD] or 55-210mm [AD] lense unless otherwise specified.


P.S. We went on this trip on a cold January day. If you want longer days and clearer views consider visiting during the summer.

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Elina Michaelidou

Elina is a computer science graduate and a traveller enthusiastic. Read everything about her travel experiences here.

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