Visit Killin

To visit Killin is to tread the footsteps of the clans MacNab, MacGregor and Campbell. During your visit make sure you call in at the Breadalbane Folklore Centre where the past comes to life.

The folklore centre also contains an exhibition telling the story of the famous Clan MacNab who once owned these lands and whose burial ground can be seen on the island of 'Innis Buidhe' which can be accessed from the bridge over the river Dochart, below the falls.

The Falls of Dochart, its local name is 'scourer of the evil' you will understand why when you see the falls in full spate. The bridge is very ancient; alas there is no record of when it was actually built.

Located on the shores of Loch Tay makes Killin an ideal location for a range of sporting activities. A quiet day sailing the calm waters of the loch, a round of golf, horse riding through the forests and glens, clay shooting, scuba diving or an afternoon salmon and trout fishing. There are many places to stay, situated on the tranquil western shores of this picturesque loch, providing the ideal base for all your holiday and leisure pursuits.

Ben Lawers, the highest mountain in Perthshire (3984ft/1214m), towers above the shores of Loch Tay and is now protected by the National Trust for Scotland and has SSSI status (Sight of Special Scientific Interest). Take a visit to Ben Lawers Visitors Centre. Afterwards, you must continue upwards on the amazing drive over to the Bridge of Balgie in Glen Lyon.

Ensure you get the full benefit by treating yourself to one of Strathbraan Treks many guided walks, where a professional guide will provide all the experience and knowledge to help you discover some of Scotland's many hidden natural treasures.

Nearby is Moirlanich Longhouse an outstanding example of a traditional cruck frame cottage and byre, dating from the mid 19th century. The building has been altered little and retains many of its original features, such as the Hingin' lum and box beds.

This Location Map shows you where the above places are in and around the Killin area. For more information on how to enlarge the map 'click for help' at bottom left hand corner of map page.

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