Killiecrankie, Pitlochry

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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. Plan your visit to Killiecrankie and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Pitlochry road trip planning site .
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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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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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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