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Getting There -- ScotRail provides service between Edinburgh and Perth (trip time: 90 min.), with continuing service to Dundee. The round-trip to Perth from Edinburgh costs £19 to £32. Call tel. 08457/484-950, or visit www.scotrail.co.uk.

Edinburgh and Perth are connected by frequent bus service (trip time: 1 1/2 hr.). The fare is £8.90. For more information and schedules, check with Citylink (tel. 08705/505-050; www.citylink.co.uk).

To reach Perth from Edinburgh, take A90 northwest and go across the Forth Road Bridge, continuing north along M90 (trip time: 1 1/2 hr.).

Visitor Information -- The tourist information center is at Lower City Mills, West Mill Street (tel. 01738/450-600), open April to June daily 9:30am to 6pm, July to September daily 9am to 7pm, October daily 9am to 6pm, and November to March, Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm.

Special Events -- In May, the 10-day Perth Festival of the Arts attracts international orchestras and chamber music societies. There are some dance recitals as well, and a recent trend is to celebrate some aspects of pop culture. Concerts are held in churches, auditoriums, and even Scone Palace. For information, call tel. 01739/621-0131, or visit www.perthfestival.co.uk.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.