Explore the area

Published on 12/07/2021, 09:29

The Loch Tay area is full of unique treasures. There are attractions for every explorer, ranging from old castles to beautiful waterfalls. The real question is where to start. We have listed some stunning attractions for you to get started on planning your trip!

Loch Tay. Photo by Neil and Zulma Scott on Unsplash

Aberfeldy & Kenmore

If you head towards Aberfeldy, there are plenty of easy walks to take. For stunning scenery, take the 3-mile-long walk up Drummond hill (Black Rock Viewpoint). The footpath trails through a beautiful forest. If you get lucky you might spot some woodland birds. Once you reach the top, admire the great views of Loch Tay and the village of Kenmore.

For a little nibble in the nature, make your way to Dalerb; a picnic area nestled just below Drummond hill.


Photo by Jon Flobrant on Unsplash


If mountains are calling, book a Highland Safari in Aberfeldy and experience the exhilarating off-road trip to thousands of feet. Be on the lookout for wildlife such as deer, hares and eagles. 


Village of Kenmore

Kenmore is where Loch Tay connects with river Tay. It is a post-card pretty village with gorgeous views of the northern side of Loch Tay. It is also home to the Scottish Crannog Centre where you can learn about the life of the original Crannog dwellers in Iron Age. To explore the waters of Tay better, book a boat tour leaving from Kenmore.


The old bridge of Kenmore. Photo by Neil and Zulma Scott on Unsplash


For more antique and beautiful architecture, take a 20-minute walk to Taymouth Castle. This building is neo-gothic style and opened in the beginning of the 19th century. If you didn’t get enough of history yet, Castle Menzies is only a 15-minute drive from Kenmore…


Ben Lawers

If you’re up for an adventure in the heights, hike to the top of Ben Lawers. Feel the munro beneath your feet at 1214 metres above sea level. The car park is less than three miles away from Loch Tay Highland Lodges.


Photo by Nelli Piehl


The Edramucky nature trail is a great option for a shorter walk on Ben Lawers. The distance is one mile and the path goes along the Edramucky Burn. The ascent is 110 metres and graded with moderate difficulty.



Falls of Dochart are situated on the river Dochart in Killin, less than four miles from Loch Tay Highland Lodges. The river Dochart travels all the way from Glen Dochart to Loch Tay. Admire the cascading waterfalls from the Bridge of Dochart, initially constructed in the 18th century.

Falls of Acharn are located near the village of Acharn on the eastern side of Loch Tay. The circular walk is approximately a milelong and takes you to a Victorian cave through which the tumbling falls can be viewed.



There you have it: a quick introduction to a few of the many treasures in the area of Loch Tay. Finish your full day of exploration with a meal at our bistro and some grilled marshmallows before tucking yourself into bed and listening to the crackling of the fireplace.

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