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Killiecrankie, Pitlochry

4.3
#2 of 14 in Wildlife in Perth and Kinross
National Park Wildlife Area
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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  • Called at the centre and went for a walk all the way down to the bottom very nice walk and scenery, nice to see the power of the water. We looked at the soldiers leap, then the viaduct we then crawled...  more »
  • The Visitor Centre is well set-up, with a large car park and a good setting in amongst the trees above the Pass of Killiecrankie. This natural setting is used to great effect with the Centre split bet...  more »
  • Autumn visit to be recommended and for the fit and able as it is a long trek through the river gorge from ened to end.  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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Where to stay in Pitlochry

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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