Loch Tay is 16 miles long and at its widest is more than a mile across. It runs from the south west (Killin) to the north east ( Kenmore ) and is flanked on either side by mountains. These include the Munros of Ben Lawers and Meall Greigh. On the north side is the main A827 road which also links Killin and Kenmore and is an important east-west corridor. On the south shore is a single track road which, although it takes longer, offers some fine views.
Loch Tay is renowned for its water sports, including River and Loch Tay salmon fishing, canoeing, paragliding, rafting, yachting and pleasure boating. There are three main centres on the Loch: Croft-na-Caber water sports centre, Highland Lodges and the Loch Tay boating centre. Estates such as Remony may also hire out fishing boats
Killin is a quite delightful and picturesque highland village, situated near the head of Loch Tay over which rises Perthshire's highest mountain, Ben Lawers.The village runs from the Falls of Dochart down towards the Loch. The Falls are crossed by a narrow multi-arched stone bridge which carries the main road from the east into Killin.
The planned village of Kenmore is an outstanding example of an 18th century planned settlement and an indivisible part of the total designed landscape composition. It is located at the end of Loch Tay on a short peninsula beside the River Tay outflow. Neraby Taymouth Castle offers one of the very best golf courses in the Highlands of Scotland.
Our recommended places to stay in Perth include:
- Killin Hotel