Visit Killin and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Killin, Stirling. This village at the West end of Loch Tay lies at the centre of typically beautiful Highland scenery. Ben Lawers (3,984 ft) towers over the village, and on its slopes botanists in summer search for, but are particularly asked not to touch, the rare Alpine plants to be found there. In winter the slopes are a centre for skiing enthusiasts. Trout and salmon fishing are also available on the rivers Dochart and Lochay and on Loch Tay.
Killin is closely associated with the Clan MacNab, and their burial-place is on a small island in the river just below the falls of Dochart and can be seen from the road bridge.
On the South side of the river facing the village is Kinnell House, which became the seat of the MacNabs in the 17th century, but later came into the possession of the Breadalbane family. The 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane planted a black vine at Kinnell; it is said never to have missed a crop since 1832.
In the grounds of Kinnell House is a well-preserved prehistoric circle of standing stones.
Near the village are the ruins of Finlarig Castle, once a seat of the Campbells. Tradition says that near the castle is a pit where the gentry were executed, while the common people were hung on a neighbouring oak tree.
The eight healing stones of St Fillan can still be seen at the tweed-mill near the Bridge of Dochart. Each stone is supposed to resemble that part of the body for which it claimed healing powers.
Nearby towns: Aberfeldy, Ballachulish, Callander, Comrie, Crieff
Nearby villages: Ardchyle, Ardeonaig, Ardtalnaig, Ardvorlich, Boreland, Bridge of Balgie, Bridge of Orchy, Cashlie, Craigruie, Fearnan, Fortingall, Innerwick, Kenmore, Lochearnhead, Morenish, St. Fillans, Strathyre
Have you decided to visit Killin or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Killin bed and breakfast (a Killin B&B or Killin b and b)
- a Killin guesthouse
- a Killin hotel (or motel)
- a Killin self-catering establishment, or
- other Killin accommodation