Perth

Perth's history includes Mesolithic settlers, royal Scots, and clever entrepreneurs, yet it still enjoys an idyllic atmosphere.

Perth is a city in central Scotland, located on the banks of the River Tay. There has been a settlement at Perth since prehistoric times, on a natural mound raised slightly above the flood plain of the Tay, where the river could be crossed at low tide. The area surrounding the modern city is known to have been occupied since Mesolithic hunter-gatherers arrived more than 8000 years ago. Nearby Neolithic standing stones and circles also exist, dating from about 4000 BC, following the introduction of farming in the area. The presence of Scone Abbey, home of the Stone of Destiny where the King of Scots was crowned, enhanced the early importance of the city.
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