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Girth Expanding in Perth

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A January 2010 trip to Perth by Slug

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Upper Crust

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Restaurant | "The Upper Crust: Great for a Good Basic Traditional Breakfast"

Upper Crust Photo, Perth, Scotland
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One downside to staying in a cheap hotel is the need to find somewhere for breakfast after a heavy evening before. While we couldn’t really grumble as our well booked in advance hotel room at the Travel lodge cost a mere £19 a night per room, the search for a good traditional Scottish breakfast took a little while. In the end, we found what we were looking for; a basic and friendly coffee shop, the Upper Crust on South Street in the centre of Perth. I don’t often go for the traditional English Breakfast, but as it was the end of the festive period, decided a final blow out was required. The Upper Crust offered a couple of varieties of cooked breakfast; a vegetarian, a tradition...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 24, 2010

Upper Crust
South Street
Perth, Scotland

Walking in Perth

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The River at Perth  Photo, Perth, Scotland
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Our second walk in Perth was hardly revolutionary as it involved us taking a couple of miles stroll up the riverbank through the park, and onto the cycle path to Pitlochry. The walk offered us tantalising glimpses of Scone Palace on the other side of the river, and a peaceful walk along the riverbank, where we would watch the birds bathing and catching food in the river.The first part of the walk took us down from the bridge in the centre of town, and through the playing fields. I marvelled at the folly of youth as the lads from the Rugby Team obviously keen to run off the after effects of the previous night’s Hogmanay celebrations stripped off to their shorts for a practice game in the si...Read More

Paco's Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Not Our Thing at Paco's"

Paco's Restaurant Photo, Perth, Scotland
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For our second evening in Perth we had more restaurant choices as places reopened following the New Year celebrations. Paco’s Restaurant had been recommended to us by a local, and as we had come across the place earlier in the day, decided to give it a go. It seemed to be run by a local family, and had opened in 1990. As such we were hoping for some good home cooked food. We were particularly impressed with the outdoor fountain at the entrance to the restaurant. In the cold weather most of it had frozen, and it made an impressive view. Inside, Paco’s seemed huge; like a big warehouse shed tacked onto the front of a small entrance hall! I can imagine the place getting a little n...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on January 10, 2010

Paco's Restaurant
3-5 Mill Street
Perth, Scotland PH1 5HZ
+44 1738 622290

Quarrymill Woodland Park

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Attraction | "Stretch Your Legs at Quarrymill Woodland Park"

Quarrymill Woodland Park Photo, Perth, Scotland
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Quarrymill Woodland Park is a pretty little woodland park located on the edge of Perth. To find it, walk over the bridge from the main part of the city centre, and follow the signs for Scone Palace. The Park is on the right hand side before you reach Scone Palace. The road is quite busy and fast, so if you are with children, make sure you are a fair way into the park before letting them loose. Our walk was on 2 January, in Scotland this is a bank holiday, and so the small shop and restaurant at the entrance of the park is closed. The park was donated to the city by one of the Bell family, who produced whisky in the town. Proceeds from the shop go towards the local hospice. I w...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on January 10, 2010

Quarrymill Woodland Park
A93 south of Scone
Perth, Scotland

Central Oriental

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Restaurant | "Good Chinese Buffet in the Central of Perth"

Central Oriental Photo, Perth, Scotland
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Things were starting to look a little grim on the dining front, on New Year’s evening, as most of the restaurant staff at Perth city centre had wearily closed their doors in the early hours of the morning, and had no intention of reopening them for an evening or two.During our afternoon wandering, we had spotted that the Central Oriental, a Chinese Buffet kind of place had opened for afternoon meals. While Chinese food and buffets are far from my favourite things, we concluded that beggars cannot be choosers. As it turns out, we had a reasonable (if not exactly cheap meal) meal, although I did have concerns about the level of the salt in some of the dishes. Staff at the Central...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 10, 2010

Central Oriental
1-3 St. Johns Place
Perth, Scotland PH1 5SZ
+44 1738 441383

An Overview of Perth

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The River at Perth  Photo, Perth, Scotland
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We kind of ended up by accident in Perth for New Year. The plan was to spend the midnight hour and the first minutes of 2010 freezing our nuts off standing in Edinburgh’s Princess Street along with 80,000 other brave souls. As Edinburgh hotels are expensive at New Year, we looked for a place within an hour’s drive to rest our weary heads, and so the stop at Perth was conceived.Given we didn’t have any particular expectation of the city of Perth, we were pleasantly surprised. The city is large enough with around 45,000 people, to boast a number of good and interesting shops, and during the snowy weather, it was good to spend a few hours darting between the icy winds as we explored the Janua...Read More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom