Crieff

Perth & Kinross | Town | ★★★

[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 - probably Scotland's oldest distillery and also one of the most charming. 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 (20/10/15)]

Location & info

📌 Crieff ★★★
Perth & Kinross, G.R.: NN 865216 ///poems.flush.beauty

🚌 Crieff is served by buses from Perth and Stirling.



See & do (<1 mi away)

>> Walk: Crieff to Muthill - fishy business by the River Earn ★★ (map: A)
>> Walk: Knock of Crieff - country feast ★★★ (map: B)
>> Walk: Lady Mary, whisky & a war general ★★★ (map: C)

Nearby (1-5 mi away)

>> Glenturret Distillery ★★★ (1 mi ↑)
>> Walk: Frustrating Falls of Barvick ★★ (2 mi ↑, map: D)
>> Drummond Castle Gardens ★★★★ (3 mi ↓)
>> Innerpeffray Chapel ★★ (3 mi →)
>> Muthill Old Church and Tower ★★ (3 mi ↓)
>> Walk: Forgotten Falls of Turret ★★ & walk sights (3 mi ↑, map: E)
>> Fowlis Wester Sculptured Stone ★★ (4 mi →)
>> Walk: Ben Chonzie by a road less travelled ★★★ (4 mi ↑, map: F)

Local walks map (<5 mi away)



[View of the town from farmland just outside Muthill]

[Lady Mary's Walk just outside Crieff (16/9/16)]

[James Square & the Drummond Hotel]

[Old Town Hall]

[Old Church]

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