Holiday accommodation in Crieff, Perthshire
Stay in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland
Crieff is located in an idillic holiday location in Perthshire amidst some glorious scenery. Crieff offers a flavour of the highlands yet is within reach of Edinburgh and Glasgow. More locally towns such as Perth, Comrie, Muthill, Braco, Aberfeldy and Stirling are all within thirty minutes drive. Being equi-distant from the East and West coasts of Scotland Crieff is a great central base for a self-catering holiday in Scotland.
Crieff is a long established town on the River Earn with a history going back many years. The Romans were in the area but more recently Crieff became an important centre for Drovers bringing sheep from the Highlands down to the lowlands.
There has been a distillery in Crieff for hundreds of years and indeed the oldest in Scotland is still open. Today the Glenturret Distillery is now the 'Famous Grouse' centre, and is a fascinating tour for any visitors to the area to take. There is amazing walks at Loch Turret - a favourite and special place for visitors to go.
Lady Mary's Walk Crieff
Lady Mary's Walk is a beautiful picturesque walk through beach woodland which takes you along the banks of the River Earn from Crieff. There are lots of benches to sit on along the walk and the walk is bicycle, wheelchair and pushchair friendly!
Drummond Castle Gardens
The beautiful gardens of Drummond Castle are nearby and there is a wildlife centre at Auchingarrich which is superb for young children, who are able to get close to many of the animals and see many native Scottish breeds at close quarters.
Crieff is a vibrant town with shops, restaurants, hotels and bars, it is set on a hillside with views over Strathearn and there are some great golf courses in the region - Crieff has a very good parkland golf course and within half an hour there are many other great golf courses such as Gleneagles and Auchterarder.
Walking on The Knock, Crieff
The Knock is a wooded hill above Crieff and it offers some gentle walking and some great views across Crieff towards Strathearn. On the west of Crieff you will find Macrosty Park which was opened in 1902. The park is one of the most picturesque in Scotland and it has a fine collection of mature specimen trees and the Turret Burn flowing through it. During the summer it is a lovely place to enjoy a picnic and it has play areas for children. Near to the Park is Lady Mary's Walk which is a glorious beech lined avenue beside the River Earn. It was gifted to the town in 1815 by Sir Patrick Murray of Ochtertyre. You can walk for about 1500m and return or loop back through the countryside. Along the way there is a considerable variety of trees, plants and wildlife to observe.
Rob Roy Macgregor, Robert Burns, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Ewan McGregor and many others from Scotland's colourful history have at one time or another walked Crieff's historic High Street. Crieff is a wonderful place to rent a self-catering property and there is a great selection on this site of holiday accommodation near Crieff as well as in the town centre.
On holiday in Perthshire and wanting to relax, invigorate and rejuvenate your body and mind?
Then the ultimate pamper and luxury Spa experience should be explored! Health and Beauty Spa facilities are close by, in Crieff itself, Knock castle ('a haven of tranquility and well-being') and Crieff Hydro ('Get totally pampered with a spa treatment') offer spa, Aromatherapy and beauty treatments and the luxurious 5 star Spa by ESPA at Gleneagles, just fifteen minutes from Crieff, offers traditional therapies and complementary and alternative wellness treatments. Advance booking for holiday periods is advised. This could be the perfect antidote to a walking holiday or simply a spoiling holiday treat.