Killiecrankie, Pitlochry

4.3
#2 of 15 in Wildlife in Perth and Kinross
Take a stroll through the woods of Killiecrankie, through which the River Garry flows. Keep an eye out for red squirrels, nesting birds, and plenty of other wildlife. In 1689 the leafy gorge was the site of a bloody battle, one of the decisive actions of the Jacobite risings. A visitor center recounts the story of the battle through hands-on displays and models, and also tells the natural history of the valley. Look for the site where one footsoldier made a narrow escape from pursuers by jumping across the river. Adventure companies offer river rafting and a "Highland fling" bungee jump. Make Killiecrankie a centerpiece of your Pitlochry vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Pitlochry trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Lovely little wonder around this nice quite spot. Small visitor centre with hands on displays to keep some amused..Good display boards with the history of the area. Bird feeding stations outside. We e...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    Just off the road as you leave Pitlochry. Nice car park, free to National Trust members, but not expensive. A board with walks listed on it and tourist information shop. No quick guides to take with y...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    The pass of killiecrankie is visually stunning. Soldiers leap adds a dose of history. The walk beside the river is peaceful. The visitor centre and its staff were helpful and engaging. They even had a...  more »
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  • Lovely area. Nice wee place for an ice cream on a warm day. Beautiful views and a great place of interest
  • A beautiful place at the Solder's Leap. A Lot of nature trails to walk. A small visitor center with some displays and will sell some water and snacks
  • Good place to stop for a coffee and a walk when driving down the A9. Little museum, coffee hut and a few paths leading from that area.
  • Cups of tea are loaded 3mm from the brim to reduce milk usage ... I bet eventually when they phone in a new milk carton order, its Oh sorry can you phone me back a customer just came in, just so the milkman will foot the telephone call bill. Stop being so stingy and make room for us to get your milk.

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B&Bs and inns along the town's high street, or main street, offer rooms under the building's black roofs and spires. The majority of the lodging in town is private or family owned, as well as centrally located. Apartments and guesthouses on the outskirts of town are situated among rolling hills and pristine countryside. Consider a cottage near the river in the Perthshire area for outdoor activities.
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