A day trip to Perth from Edinburgh

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 Kinnull Hill and Tower through the Woodland Park.

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.

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. Sony ILCE-5100
River Tay Reflection
More reflections as we cross the railway bridge. Sony ILCE-5100
Railway Bridge, Perth
View of the railway ridge. Sony ILCE-5100
Perth and River Tay
View of Perth from across the River Tay. Sony lLCE-5100
Branklyn Garden in Perth
Passing by Branklyn Garden on our way to Kinnull Hill Woodland Park. Sony ILCE-5100
Creatures in Kinnull Hill Woodland Park
A wooden house, some wooden squirrels and a hand-shaped tree log at Kinnull Hill Woodland Park. Sony ILCE-5100
Creatures Kinnull Hill Woodland Park
More wooden creatures at Kinnull Hill Woodland Park. Sony ILCE-5100
View from Kinnull Hill
Catching the views from Kinnul Hill as the sun is setting down. Sony ILCE-5100
View from Kinnull Hill
More views from Kinnull Hill. Sony ILCE-5100
Night view of Perth
Making our way back to the city. Sony ILCE-5100
Night view of Perth and the River Tay
A last shot of Perth and the River Tay before taking the train back to Edinburgh. Sony ILCE-5100

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.

Elina Michaelidou

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

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