Crieff

[View towards Ben Chonzie and the Highlands from Crieff]

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, numerous chocolatiers and delicatessens (the cheese straws from McNee's are to die for), 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. With the hills of the Highlands immediately to the north and fertile Strathearn to the south, you're also spoilt for choice for walking in these parts, with a number of walks starting right from the town centre.

[High Street (October 2015)]

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

[View of the town from farmland just outside Muthill]

Within walking distance

>> see separate post for Crieff to Muthill - fishy business by the River Earn ★★☆☆☆
>> 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)

[James Square & the Drummond Hotel]

[Old Town Hall]

[Old Church]


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Scottish Owl Centre

Fairy Glen, Uig

Camusdarach Beach (Silver Sands)