The North Inch, Perth

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North Inch is a large public park in Perth, Scotland. About 54 hectares 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. It was the site of the "Battle of the Clans" in 1396. A path circumnavigates the entire park.Balhousie Castle and Bell's Sports Centre are located on its western edge.At the southern edge of the Inch is Smeaton's Bridge.SportsSeveral sports take place on various parts of the Inch, including cricket, rugby and golf. The golf course has had eighteen holes since 1892.CricketThe first recorded cricket match held on the ground came in 1849 when Perth played Grange. The ground held its first first-class match when Scotland played Ireland in 1909. Five further first-class matches were played there, the last of which came in 1970 when Scotland played Ireland. Other first-class matches had seen the ground host the Australians in 1912, Wales in 1923, and the South Africans in 1929. The ground held its first List A match when Scotland played Yorkshire in the 1984 Benson & Hedges Cup. Three further List A matches were played there, the last of which saw Scotland play Lancashire in the 1989 Benson & Hedges Cup. In the 1986 Benson & Hedges Cup Scotland historically defeated Lancashire, marking their first defeat of county opposition in limited-overs cricket.
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  • We went through North Inch park after visiting Balhousie Castle. Lovely park and mass expanse of fields and nice river walk. The Tunes and Flowers war memorial by the river entrance is beautiful.  more »
  • This park is great for cyclists have cycled into Perth from my village along side of river on way back to my village. Has lovely walk along river in this park ideal for day out in fresh air with famil...  more »
  • The banks of the river Tay alongside the North Inch are ideal for a brisk walk. The footpath is tarmac and is also good for bikes and dog walkers. The grounds are well kept.  more »

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