Crieff

[Crieff's busy High Street (and A85)]

Overlooked by the forested slopes of The Knock, Crieff has always been an important transport and communications hub. It used to have a renowned cattle market, and today lies on a key east-west road from nearby Perth towards the West Highlands. In summer there are now herds of tourists, browsing a congested main street full of gift shops, bakeries, delicatessens, artisan chocolatiers and too many Indian takeaways. Touristy but still charming is the verdict, a judgement shared with Glenturret Distillery - Scotland's most visited distillery due to its links with the Famous Grouse brand, but itself one of the country's smaller distilleries. Or take a walk - you're spoilt for choice in these parts.

[Fowlis Wester Sculptured Stone]

Name: Crieff ★★☆☆
Location (centre): G.R.: NN 865216 / poems flush beauty

[Milquhanzie Hill seen from the Knock of Crieff walk]

Within walking distance

>> see separate post for Walk: Knock of Crieff - country feast ★★☆☆
>> see separate post for Walk: Lady Mary, whisky & a war general ★★☆☆

[Lady Mary's Walk just outside Crieff (September 2016)]

Nearby

>> see separate post for Glenturret Distillery (The Famous Grouse Experience) ★★☆☆ (1 mile away)
>> see separate post for Walk: Frustrating Falls of Barvick ☆☆☆ (2 miles away)
>> see separate post for Walk: Forgotten Falls of Turret ☆☆☆ (3 miles away)

[The largest bottle of whisky in the world, inside Glenturret Distillery's tasting rooms]

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