X56 Edinburgh – Perth

Edinburgh - Perth

The 15A bus route from Edinburgh to Perth offers breathtaking views of Scotland's countryside, including historic landmarks, charming villages, and stunning scenery. Visitors can explore the Forth Rail Bridge, Kinross House and Loch Leven, the Glenfarg Railway Path, Perth's medieval streets and landmarks, and Scone Palace.


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No. of Attractions:

7 places to visit

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Journey Duration:

2 hours

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Starting point:

Edinburgh Bus Station

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Journey fact:

Perth is known as the ‘Fair City’ because of Sir Walter Scott’s 1828 novel The Fair Maid of Perth.

Journey Overview

Of course, the eclectic mix of heritage and modernity in the remarkable city of Edinburgh is a haven for sightseers and thrill-seekers alike, but not far into this lovely journey are atmospheric sights that lift the curtain on everyday Scottish life, culture and history.

Crossing the Forth Road bridge is an unforgettable reason to visit Scotland itself and the unpredictability that the weather brings is part of the anticipation and fun – be it fog and mist, driving rain, snow or clear blue skies, there’s a different feeling on every crossing, particularly the views of the Fife Coast and the Ochil hills to the north.

Coastal walks abound just the other side of the Forth so too do stunning views over the River Forth to Edinburgh at Dalgety Bay and the 16th and 18th century coastal village.

A Fab Day Out!

The 15A bus route from Edinburgh to Perth in Scotland is a picturesque journey that showcases the beautiful countryside of Central Scotland. Passengers on this route are treated to breathtaking views of rolling hills, sparkling lochs, charming towns and villages, and historic landmarks.

The journey begins in Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland. As the bus departs the city, passengers are greeted with stunning views of the Forth estuary and its iconic bridges. The route then passes through the town of South Queensferry, home to the historic Forth Rail Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can enjoy a stroll along the waterfront, taking in the views of the bridge and the estuary.

The bus then heads inland towards Kinross, passing through beautiful countryside with rolling hills and sparkling lochs. The town of Kinross is situated on the shores of Loch Leven, a beautiful freshwater loch surrounded by stunning scenery. Visitors can explore the historic Kinross House and its beautiful gardens or take a boat trip on the loch to visit the island castle where Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned in the 16th century.

Continuing on the journey, the bus passes through the charming village of Glenfarg, where visitors can explore the beautiful Glenfarg Railway Path, a popular walking and cycling route that follows the old railway line through stunning countryside. The route then takes passengers to Perth, a historic city situated on the banks of the River Tay.

Perth is a bustling city with a rich history and a range of attractions for visitors. The city’s medieval streets are lined with historic buildings and landmarks, including the 15th-century St John’s Kirk and the 13th-century Perth Bridge. Visitors can also explore the Perth Museum and Art Gallery, which showcases the city’s history and culture, or take in a show at the Perth Concert Hall.

One of the most popular attractions in Perth is Scone Palace, a stunning stately home situated on the outskirts of the city. The palace has been the crowning place of Scottish kings and queens since the 9th century and is now a popular tourist attraction. Visitors can explore the palace’s beautiful gardens, which include a replica of the famous Stone of Destiny, or take a tour of the palace to learn more about its history.

How to get here...

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