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The North Inch, Perth

The North Inch is the larger of the two inches in Perth and overlooks the River Tay.

South Inch Park, Perth

The North Inch extends to an area of approximately 54 hectares and lies between the River Tay, the Bells Sports Centre and residential areas.  To the north of the Bells Sports Centre is The Black Watch Museum which can be accessed from the Inch. On the other side of  the Sports Centre you will find Perth Bowling Club.  View the North Inch Accessible path route (PDF) [2MB] .

Toilets - The nearest public toilet facilities are in The Sandeman (11am - 11pm) and in the PKC offices, Pullar House (Monday to Friday: 8.45 am - 5.00 pm), both of which are on Kinnoull Street and are open all year round.

The North Inch is a popular venue for major special events and festivals. The areas can also be hired for those Organising outdoor events.


There is a recently renovated play area near Bells Sports Centre which is suitable for ages 4-14 years, although it is especially popular with young children. It includes a climbing wall and is overlooked by a distinctive wooden owl sculpture. 

Bells Sports Centre caters for those taking part in outdoor sports using the extensive playing fields, golf course and paths, as well as providing indoor sports facilities.  A cycle route uses the riverside path and connects the city with settlements to both north and south, being a useful and popular commuter route as well as a recreational resource.

Formally planted areas and memorial statues including the Albert Memorial, are concentrated at the south end of the North Inch near to Smeaton's Bridge with its nine dressed pink sandstone arches .

Getting there

Public transport

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Pay & Display car parking is available at the Bell's Sports Centre.

If you would like further details about the North Inch please contact Community Greenspace on 01738 475000 or e-mail

Last modified on 05 June 2024

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