Strathearn & West Perthshire

Strathearn is named after the beautiful river valley of the River Earn, and stretches from Loch Earn in the west of Perthshire to the River Tay in the east.

As you would expect from Perthshire’s second biggest town, the streets of Crieff buzz day and night with tempting shops, hotels, cafés, pubs, restaurants and some of the region’s most interesting small galleries, arts spaces and spas. From its riverside walks to its beautiful parks and gardens, visitors are really spoilt for choice.

Crieff also enjoys an incredible location within the stunning Perthshire countryside. And its easy access to the mountains and glens makes it a hugely popular destination with outdoor enthusiasts and, of course, golfers.

The town itself is surprisingly large, but not so big that you can’t enjoy a leisurely stroll around its many attractions. Or you can see the sights by hopping aboard the excellent local bus service (no.45) which was enhanced and improved quite recently.

NOW AVAILABLE: The Crieff Gift Card. The Crieff Card is accepted by a huge variety of businesses from shops and restaurants, cafés and bars to hairdressers and beauty salons, gallery’s and garages in Crieff. Buy direct from Fun Junction and Red Squirrel Café. Find out more on their website here.

Due to covid-19 restrictions many attracttions are operating a little differently to usual.  You'll see that we've linked you straight to the individual attracttions websites - or social media pages - and we would advise you to check opening hours and rules before you travel.  

Drummond Gardens Drummond Gardens Perthshire

Drummond Gardens are some of Scotland’s most important formal gardens and are among the finest in Europe.

A mile of beech-lined avenue leads to a formidable ridge-top tower house. Enter through the woven iron portcullis and suddenly revealed is a magnificent Italianate parterre.

First laid out in the early 17th century and redesigned and terraced in the 19th century, the gardens you see today were replanted in the 1950s, preserving features such as the ancient yew hedges and the copper beech trees planted by Queen Victoria, to commemorate her visit in 1842.

Cultybraggan Camp 

Situated just a mile outside the picturesque village of Comrie, Cultybraggan Camp can be found nestling beneath the rugged Aberuchill Hills and alongside the Water of Ruchill.

Whether you are interested in its origins as a World War II prisoner of war camp, or want to reminisce about your stays here in the military or as a cadet or maybe you just want to learn about the way in which the Trust and local community are using and developing the camp, we look forward to welcoming you here soon.

Macrosty ParkMacrosty Park in Crieff in Perthshire

Macrosty Park is situated on the west side of the Perthshire town of Crieff and features woodland, a path network and a Victorian bandstand.

Macrosty Woodland Park is home to an impressive collection of mature trees, including Douglas fir and Noble Fir. Other significant species include Lawson cypress, Norway spruce, Corsican pine and cedar.

The park is an ideal location for a family day out, as it includes an excellent path network which leads to a Victorian bandstand. The fast flowing Turret Burn also runs through the park. During the summer months, a series of concerts are held at the bandstand.

Crieff Visitor Centre

There really is something for everyone at Crieff Visitor Centre.Crieff Visitor Centre in Perthshire

A warm welcome, great food, fantastic gifts, viewing area for the Caithness Glass Factory and a Garden Centre packed with great ideas and plants for the garden as well as the Highland Drovers exhibition. 

The Drovers exhibition gives a fascinating insight into the history of the area and the hardships of its people. Follow in the footsteps of Scotland's cattle drovers and experience the life and times of the people who made Crieff the crossroads of Scotland at the turn of the 18th century.

Of course, there is so much more to see and do in this fantastic town and we recommend you visit the local website for more info.

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