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Kinross, The Heart Of Scotland Visitor Centre, Loch Leven Castle
Kinross, The Heart Of Scotland Visitor Centre, Loch Leven Castle

Kinross

Bounded by hills, Kinross enjoys a stunning setting at Perthshire's southern border. When you consider its close proximity to the splendour of the Perthshire Highlands, as well as Edinburgh and St Andrews, it is easy to understand why the area has established itself as a touring destination. Make your first port of call The Heart of Scotland Visitor Centre where a unique presentation will enable you to find out more.

Loch Leven, the largest loch of the Scottish Lowlands is undoubtably the main feature of this area. Declared a nature reserve in 1964, the Loch today is of international importance attracting around 15,000 geese every autumn. Sitting peacefully on an islet in Loch Leven lies enchanting Loch Leven Castle. Between April and September, take the small ferry and witness for yourself the scene of intrigue and romance. The Castle gained infamy when it acted as a prison to Mary Queen of Scots in 1567. Her dramatic escape by boat is one of Scotland 's most romantic tales.

Kinross House, built by Sir William Bruce, is another example of the fine architecture in Kinross. Though not open to the public, you can appreciate it from the stately gardens - famous for their yew hedges, herbaceous borders and rose beds.

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