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Kinnoull Hill, Perth
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Kinnoull Hill is a hill located in Perth, Scotland.From the hill's 222m south-facing cliff summit, views are afforded of the River Tay, the Friarton Bridge, and a stretch of the Tay Coast railway line. Further to the south, Moncreiffe Hill can be seen.On an outcrop a few hundred yards to the east of — but visible from — the summit is Kinnoull Tower. Built in 1829 by Lord Grey of Kinfauns as a romantic folly, the tower, along with nearby Binn Tower, originally used as an observatory by Grey, are meant to resemble the castles on the Rhine in Germany as Grey saw a great similarity between the River Tay and parts of the Rhine. The tower is easily accessible via a footpath.AwardsIn 2009 and again in 2010, Kinnoull Hill was awarded Green Flag status. In 2010, Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park also came runner up in Scotland's Finest Woods Awards.ManagementKinnoull Hill Woodland Park is managed in a partnership between the Forestry Commission Scotland and Perth and Kinross Council. A Users Group has also been established for many years and supports the management of the Woodland Park through a Management Committee.SculpturesWoodland sculptures created by Pete Bowsher have been erected in the Woodland Park. There are 14 sculptures reflecting the animals and plants of the park.Suicide locationThe summit has become well known as a location for suicides. In January 2002, Daniela Smith, a 31-year-old mother-of-two, pushed her two infant children off the hill's summit while they were strapped in their pushchair, before throwing herself off. Their bodies were discovered on a ledge about 100ft below the summit on 15 January.
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  • We were recommended this hill as worth doing because of the views from the top. You can drive a fair way up if you want to or for the energetic a good walk from the town. At the top the views up and d...  more »
  • Kinnoull Hill and it's associated other hills are in a large woodland to the east of the City. Take the easy way up through a housing estate or the more direct route from the A85/A90. This latter way ...  more »
  • Kinnoull Hill overlooks the City of Perth and the Rive Tay as it wens its way to Dundee. It's a lonmgish walk from the downtown area, but there are excellent car parks offering access to different par...  more »