Visit Comrie

You will not be disappointed when you visit Comrie. There are numerable things to do and see in this beautiful village on the edge of Highland Scotland.

To help you choose from the places of interest. I have identified those which I believe are the most interesting. I have added a brief description and some photos to wet your appetite.

Flambeaux Procession At midnight on Hogmanay hundreds of people visit the village to join in the unique festivities of the ancient Flambeaux Procession. As each new year is chimed in the flambeaux, torches of rags held aloft by long and heavy poles, are lit and paraded through the village accompanied by a pipe band,in an attempt to drive away evil spirits. The high spirits of Hogmanay remain, however, and after much merry-making in the street the flambeaux are extinguished by being tossed into the River Earn from the bridge.

You must visit Comrie during Comrie Fortnight. The last week of July and beginning of August each year is two weeks of fun and entertainment. A multitude of events taking place over the period, providing fun for all the family. During the middle weekend (Saturday and Sunday), the gardens at Ross House are open to the public, where the main attraction is the minature railway. Both young and old can experience the days of steam as they ride through the lovely gardens.

Comrie Railroad - 2012 Public Running Days
Easter Weekend - Sat 7th to Sun 8th April
Spring Bank Holiday - Sat 2nd to Sun 3rd June
Comrie Gala - Sat 28th to Sun 29th July
September Weekend - Sat 15th - Sun 16th September
Christmas - Thursday 27th December

Fares - Adults £1.50, Child £1. 1pm to 5pm each day
Weather and circumstances permitting Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre. Set in 100 acres of Perthshire countryside, Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre has animals and birds from all over the world. Attractions include falconry displays, indoor and outdoor play areas, animal and chick handling, a unique bird hatchery and the Highland Castle Centre. Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre is on the B827, two miles south of Comrie.

Why not vist Comrie Golf Course, situated in the most beautiful part of Perthshire off the A85, and close to the village. The course consists of nine holes with magnificent views over the Strathearn valley. There are some notable par three holes, the third and the fifth, which requires a good accurate tee shot to reach the green. The ninth tee shot is played through an avenue of trees. The greens are always in excellent condition, and the club is proud of the quality of the course for playing golf.

Ben Chonzie is a solitary Munro at the head of Glen Turret, but is normally ascended from Glen Lednock to the SW as there are tracks leading high on its slopes. Ben Chonzie is a heather clad hill with moderate inclines leading to gentle grass slopes on the crests of the summit ridge. The biggest problem with Ben Chonzie would be finding the summit but for the line of iron fence posts on the crest of the "L" shaped summit ridge which lead you there. There are crags East of the summit. Ben Chonzie is famous for its many mountain hares. Great views of Glen Turret.

Earthquake House is situated in a field in The Ross at the western end of 'Shakey Toun',so don't miss it when you visit Comrie.

The Ross A former tartan-weaving settlement at the western edge of Comrie in Perth and Kinross, The Ross lies to the south of the River Earn and is accessed by the picturesque humpbacked Ross Bridge built in 1792. The House of Ross (1908), the Bobbin Mill (c.1830), Drumearn (late 19th Century), Auchenross (c.1910) are buildings of interest here.

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