Visit Comrie and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Comrie, Perth and Kinross. This attractive holiday centre lies in upper Strathearn between Crieff and St Fillans. Comrie, in Gaelic Combruith, means the coming together of streams, and one of the charms of the place is that it stands at the confluence of the Earn, the Lednock, and the Ruchill Water.
There are delightful walks. The path up the Lednock leads to the Deil's Cauldron and beyond to Spout Rollo, and there are other waterfalls in Glen Turret and Glen Boltachan.
Above the Deil's Cauldron a path leads to the summit of Dunmore Hill and the monument to Henry Dundas, Viscount Melville of Dunira. He was the son of Robert Dundas of Arniston, Lord President of the Court of Session. The mansion-house of Dunira, West of Comrie, was severely damaged by fire many years ago and is now demolished.
Comrie has achieved a certain notoriety as being subject to earthquake shocks, though none have been felt for many years. The earthquakes are due to the fact that Comrie lies exactly on the Highland “fault”. The first recorded earthquake occurred in 1789 and was accompanied by a great deal of noise. The worst shocks were in 1839, with twenty in twenty-four hours. But no severe damage has ever resulted, and no one has ever been killed.
In the 18th century, and the early 19th, cattle-drovers came over the hill from Ardeonaig on Loch Tay to Glen Lednock, and Telford, in his Fifth Report to the Commissioners for Highland Roads and Bridges of 1811, refers to the “new road through Glen Lednock to Comrie”. But the road was never built, and the track is now used only by pony-trekkers and hikers.
Dundurn is an isolated rock that juts out of the flat land by the Earn just over 4 miles West of Comrie. The summit has been ingeniously fortified by a series of walls that link the rocky outcrops.
There is an almost obliterated Roman fort at Dalginross and also a group of prehistoric standing stones, one of which is cup-marked.
Nearby towns: Aberfeldy, Callander, Crieff, Dunblane
Nearby villages: Amulree, Ardeonaig, Ardvorlich, Auchnafree, Blackford, Braco, Buchanty, Dunira, Gilmerton, Gleneagles, Greenloaning, Invergeldie, Killin, Lawers, Monzie, Muirton, Muthill, St. Fillans
Have you decided to visit Comrie or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Comrie bed and breakfast (a Comrie B&B or Comrie b and b)
- a Comrie guesthouse
- a Comrie hotel (or motel)
- a Comrie self-catering establishment, or
- other Comrie accommodation