Methven is a parish, which lies in Perth and Kinross Council Area, some 7 miles (11 km) west of Perth and 10 miles (16 km) east of Crieff in Perth and Kinross.
It is located in the old county of Perthshire, which disappeared following the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1974.
The parish has an area of 44.2 sq. km (17 sq. miles). Methven has 7 neighbouring parishes; namely Findo Gask, Fowlis Wester, Logiealmond, Madderty, Moneydie, Redgorton and Tibbermore. The boundaries of this parish were modified among significant changes recommended by the Boundary Commissioners after the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889.