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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.
In 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.
Kinnoull 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.
Woodland sculptures created by Pete Bowsher have been erected in the Woodland Park. There are 14 sculptures reflecting the animals and plants of the park.
The 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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  • Breath taking views of Perth and River Tay. Well worth the walk. Make sure to look out for little wooden creatures.  more »
  • We walked from the centre of Perth and although it was a good long walk the view at the top was excellent. Made our way back down to take in Branklyn Gardens and a walk over the railway bridge on the ...  more »
  • I choose to park in Aitkins Arboretum carpark. I walked slowly up to the top the path was good gravelled and fairly level. The incline here is not so steep. Lots of paths to explore should you wish to...  more »
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  • Well worth the steepish and long walk up here.The views are breathtaking.One of the best views around along with queens view.If your visiting Perth and not been up here it's a must.
  • Lovely walk and absolutely stunning views towards fife and the river tay .
  • One of the best walks with a beautiful view
  • Fantastic place. Worth going to the top. Nice view.
  • A good leisure walk in the early sumner morning, and a great view of Perth from top of the hill...
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