Visit Crieff and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Crieff, Perth and Kinross. Built on a hillside above the River Earn, Crieff is a town and holiday resort with a sheltered climate. The Knock of Crieff rises to 911 ft North of the town and has an extensive view. There is a view-indicator. Crieff is a touring centre at the gateway to the Highlands via the Sma' Glen and consists of very steep streets and well designed parks, besides containing facilities for golf and fishing.
The town, originally called Drummond, contains a 17th century tolbooth and the octagonal market cross of Drummond, while Crieff Cross, a 10th century carved slab possibly of Runic character, was transferred to its present position from the ancient barony of Strowan. Crieff was burnt to the last house by the Jacobites in January 1716, but after 1731, owing to the efforts of James Drummond, 3rd Duke of Perth, the place was repaired and improved, James Square being laid out and a large linen factory founded, although this last was destroyed in 1745 when also the Drummond estates were forfeited to the Crown (until 1784). The commissioners who were in charge of them set up several industries, such as bleaching and tanning, and the town became an industrial centre until the Industrial Revolution took this to the lowland factories. Later in the 19th century villas were built, as well as Strathearn House, the large hydro.
By an Act of Parliament in 1672, the Earl of Perth got an annual cattle market or tryst established. Before that date sales had been at the local markets, but Crieff now became the centre for the whole of Scotland until 1770, when the centre moved to Stenhousemuir near Falkirk, which, being well placed for both the Highlands and the Lowlands, became the hub of the whole drove-road system.
Nearby towns: Aberfeldy, Auchterarder, Blackford, Dunblane, Dunkeld, Perth
Nearby villages: Amulree, Auchnafree, Bankfoot, Birnam, Braco, Buchanty, Comrie, Craig, Dalmally, Dunira, Dunning, Gilmerton, Gleneagles, Greenloaning, Invergeldie, Keillour, Kenmore, Killin, Kinloch Rannoch, Lawers, Madderty, Monzie, Muirton, Muthill, St. Fillans
Have you decided to visit Crieff or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Crieff bed and breakfast (a Crieff B&B or Crieff b and b)
- a Crieff guesthouse
- a Crieff hotel (or motel)
- a Crieff self-catering establishment, or
- other Crieff accommodation