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See & Do

Locherlour Mill Cottage enjoys a central location in Scotland that allows guests to access the beauty of rural Perthshire and beyond.

Five cities and St Andrews are within easy distance giving a range of things to see and do:

Perth (20 miles away) has the beautiful River tay with the North Inch and South Inch for pleasant walks.  Now famous for the Perth Museum, following a £27 million redevelopment of the former city hall, with the Stone of Destiny as its centrepiece.  Scone Palace, once the crowning place of the King of Scots, is a short drive away.  Perth Theatre offers a range of plays and artists and there is also a cinema.  Plenty of good restaurants and cafes.

Stirling (24 miles away) is famous for Stirling Castle and The Wallace Monument.  There are two shopping centres (The Thistles and The Stirling Arcade) and a cinema.

Dundee (43 miles) is renowned for the V&A Dundee and the RSS Discovery where you can follow in the footsteps of Captain Scott and his epic voyages of exploration to the Antarctic.

St Andrews – the home of golf, and a university town, is just over the Tay Bridge from Dundee and easy enough to include on a day trip.  Apart from the world-famous golf course and clubhouse, there are also the ruins of St Andrews Castle and St Andrews Cathedral.  The beach is perfect for a good walk – with or without a dog.  There are plenty of good cafes and restaurants in the town.

Edinburgh (63 miles) offers a huge variety of interesting options, including Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Mile, Princes Street, Arthur’s Seat, and The Royal Yacht Britannia at Leith, to name but a few.

Glasgow (51 miles) is noted for its 19th-Century Victorian architecture and the early 20th Century “Glasgow Style” as developed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.  Excellent shopping and an abundance of good restaurants.

Closer to the cottage, there are Crieff and Comrie.  Attractions include:


Crieff Hydro – great activity centre with riding, shooting and a range of outdoor activities at Action Glen.  Also has some lovely walks around The Knock.  There is a Spa, swimming pool, restaurant and bars plus a lovely setting for afternoon tea.

Drummond Castle Gardens – just outside Crieff on the A822 to Muthill.  Renaissance style gardens laid out in the 1600s and then reshaped by the Victorians.  The gardens featured in the Outlander TV series.

Crieff Visitor Centre (on the A822 on the outskirts of Crieff) tells the history of Crieff as a droving centre and has a good gift shop, cafe and information centre.

St Mary’s Walk – a lovely circular walk along the Barvick Burn and the River Earn.  Parking on Turretbank Road.

Crieff Food Company – situated in the centre of the town with a lovely café and an outstanding delicatessen counter.  Open daily 09:00 to 17:00 and 10:00 to 16:00 on Sundays.

Restaurants: G’s Bistro (Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat 17:30 till 20:00 – last order); Delivino (Mon – Sat 10:00 to 22:00); Craobh – Kroov (daily from noon until 21:00) with good pub food at The Square and The Tower.


A picturesque village where the Rivers Ruchill and Lednock join the River Earn.  Known as the “Shaky Toon” due to its history of frequent earth tremors.  Comrie became the site of one of the world’s first seismometers in 1840 and a functional replica is still housed in the Earthquake House in The Ross in Comrie.

The Deil’s Cauldron – a lovely circular walk along the River Lednock which brings you back into Comrie at the golf club.

Comrie Croft (on the A85 just outside Comrie on the way to Crieff) – mountain biking and café.

Auchingarrich Wildlife Park – just off the B827 on the way out of Comrie on the “Langside”.  Small zoo with a petting farm.  Open daily from 10:00 to 16:00.

Antique shop –  “Cushie Laine” on Commercial Street.  Some unique regional items at great prices.  Open Thurs – Sun 11:00 – 16:00.

Hansen’s Kitchen (Mon-Sat 09:00 – 15:30) – a wonderful deli with superb range of excellent food

Restaurants: The Deil’s Cauldron (Wed – Sat evenings; Fri – Sun lunch); The Royal Hotel – check website for opening times of The Garden Room, the Lounge Bar and The Melville