St Fillans Perthshire Information

St Fillans Perthshire, sits at the eastern end of Loch Earn and is a well established tourist centre providing accommodation, boating and food for those who visit.

Looking across Loch Earn to St. Fillans

It is the most eastern village in the Trossachs National Park. Today's village is strung out along the lochside. Visitors are best advised to park in the extended lay-by at the western end of the village. Parking in the village itself tends to be associated with particular hotels.

You will find a warm welcome awaits you.

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Where to stay - find a place locally, whether your accommodation preference is bed and breakfast, B and B, B & B, guest house, self catering, holiday cottages, bunkhouse, holiday caravans and more.

Where to eat - places to choose from a variety of cuisines; Indian, Chinese, traditional Scottish, bistro, coffee house, or the traditional fish and chips.

What to see and do - there are many visitors activities and places to visit;distilleries,  gardens, gallery, golf, river, walks, watermill, waterfalls, woods, old churches and monuments, and more.

You might want to find out about the many historical events.

There is a pictish fort at the Hill of Dundurn nearby which dates as far back as the 7th Century. Until 1817, the settlement here was known as Port of Lochearn or Meikleport. It was renamed St Fillans by Lord Gwydyr, husband of Clementina Drummond, who was heiress to the Drummond Estate which owned much of the land in the area. The new name reflected the belief that the Irish missionary St Fillan had converted the Picts at Dundurn and later built a chapel nearby that formed the basis of the pre-Reformation church.

In November 2005, village made the national headlines for an altogether different reason. A developer building houses at the east end of the village, not far from Dundurn, was persuaded to (literally) change his plans to avoid disturbing a large rock under which, according to local folklore based on the areas's Pictish past, fairies are believed to live. In the end the rock remained in place, becoming the centrepiece of a small park within the housing development.

The slower pace of life here is a major attraction, whilst several conservation villages and historic monuments add to the area's unspoiled character and charm.


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