Crieff and the surrounding area boast the elegance of luxury hotels and stunning castles, the charm of country inns, the quaint hospitality of guesthouses and B&Bs, and the intimacy of authentic, Scottish cottages. Whether seeking accommodation in the secluded glens of the Scottish Highlands or in amongst the bustle of the region's ancient towns and cities, tourists will find a perfect place to stay, tailored to suit their budget and style.
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Even if your accompanying spouse, family, friends and business associates are not quite as passionate about your golfing obsession, Crieff is the ideal location for your weekend retreats, holidays and business conferences. Often referred to as The Holiday Town, Crieff offers an eclectic range of entertainment, leisure and tourist attractions, without losing its appeal as a country haven.
In between rounds, you may want to visit the Tourist Information Centre, situated in the Old Town Hall. It was built in the 1830's on the site of a 17th century Tollbooth, the cellars of which served as the ominous walls of a prison. A wander through the streets of Crieff will provide tourists with the kind of architectural splendour and original artefacts that photographs demand, including an octagonal cross, erected in 1688 and the Cross of Crieff, a sculptured Celtic Stone, belonging to the 10th century. Or abandon the predictable ways of the tourist and purchase the local newspaper, which the citizens of Crieff have been reading, faithfully, since 1856.
Those with a refined palette will want to tour Glenturret, Scotland's oldest distillery, and Tullibardine at Blackford or The FamousGrouse Experience in Crieff itself to indulge in their Whisky tastings. If sweets appeal, Gordon & Durward on the High Street produces home made confectionary on the premises.
The search for authentic crafts and memorabilia, an integral part of the tourist experience, requires a visit to Stuart Crystal and the Visitor Centre, which features Buchan Pottery's whiskey flagons and hand painted tableware.
Macrosty Park, which opened in 1902, and Lady Mary's Walk, a 1500m beech lined avenue that follows the banks of the River Earn, provide picturesque locations for outdoor excursions, family picnics and leisurely strolls.
Throughout the Strathearn Valley, visitors will discover a broad range of activities, including a fish farm, a wildlife centre, 4x4 driving and, at Drummond Castle, Scotland's largest formal garden, which film fanatics will recognize from the film, Rob Roy.