North Inch Park, Perth
PERTH – NORTH INCH PARK
North Inch is a large public park in Perth, Scotland. About 57 hectares (140 acres) in size, it is one of two “Inches” in Perth, the other being the smaller, 31-hectare South Inch, located half a mile across the city. The inches were granted to the city, when it was a royal burgh, by King Robert II in 1374. Both inches were once islands in the River Tay; today, they are connected by Tay Street, part of the A989. The inch was the site of the “Battle of the Clans” in 1396. Balhousie Castle and Bell’s Sports Centre are located on its western edge.
A path circumnavigates the entire park.
The ‘Fair City’ of Perth sits on the banks of the River Tay in the east of Scotland, just a short journey from Edinburgh or Glasgow. Perth is nestled between two sprawling public parks, and has elegant Georgian townhouses, cobbled streets and medieval spires. Explore the monuments, art galleries and museums before discovering the glorious Perthshire countryside.