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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.Suicides and other incidentsThe 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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  • Kinnoul hill is very good for a walk providing you are fit and you have transport to take you up to the parking areas. The car parks are small and can be full at busy times. However the views of the T...  more »
  • Such stunning views and wonderful routes to take to the top (some more adventurous that others)...I very much plan to return with some bikes. Lots of families, dogs and some horses encountered. Great ...  more »
  • This is the highest view point- you can see the whole Perth perfectly and the East Valley and mountains hill all around. It is a bit steep at first but overall an easy walk 15 minutes to the top. Ther...  more »