Killin (Gaelic) Cill Fhinn meaning the ‘White Church’ is a lovely village situated at the western head of Loch Tay in Stirling and is within the boundary of the Loch Lomond and Trossaachs National Park in Scotland. The west end of the village is magnificently sited around the scenice Falls of Dochart, the main street leading down towards the Loch at the confluence of the rivers Dochart and Lochay. The Falls are crossed by a narrow, multi-arched stone bridge carrying the main A827 road into Killin.
The Village and the area which is known as Breadalbane, is a popular destination due to the mountains and glens around Loch Tay and also because the Rob Roy Way runs through the Village and along the Loch.
Those with an interest in history may wish to visit the ruins of Finlarig Castle in Killin, as well as the ruins of a chapel that acted as a mausoleum. Although the structural integrity of these ruins are somewhat precarious, they may still be observed from a distance on the walking track that runs through the village.
Killin has much been associated with the MacNab Clan, who were dominant in the area. Their ancient burial ground is on Inchbuie in the River Dochart, just below the Falls, and is visible from the bridge. Kinnell House was the seat of the MacNabs. A well preserved prehistoric standing stone circle (possibly ‘restored’ to improve its appearance) can be seen in the grounds of the House.
A visit to Killin wouldn’t be complete without a drink at the Falls of Dochart Inn. Famous for its food, real ales and candlelit bar (complete with its Highland Granny). Located at the end of the Killin Bridge the Inn overlooks the world famous Falls of Docharts themselves. The Falls of Dochart Inn is the perfect venue to chill out and enjoy this unique location.
The Old Mill is an unusual three-storey rubble building, built about 1840, at the north-west corner of the Bridge of Dochart. Last used as a Tweed Mill, it had formerly been a meal mill. It stands on a traditional site that has been occupied by a succession of meal mills over the centuries. The earliest is said to have been erected by St Fillan, who came from Ireland to bring Christianity and for generations his healing stanes have been kept at the mill. The Old Mill is now a community project and has a shop and gallery and has been refurbished in recent years and is well worth a visit as it is a source of local information on things happening around Killin.
Killin has wonderful views of the Tarmachan Ridge and Ben Lawers, a panorama of mountains which form the western edge of the ridge that surrounds the north side of Loch Tay.
Visitors to Killin will also find a wide range of local shops, an excellent golf club and excellent accommodations.
We have listed all the bed and breakfasts in Killin, hotels and Guest Houses as well as lots of other local businesses and services just use the buttons at the top of the page. A short drive from Killin and worth visiting is The Ardeonaig Hotel on Loch Tay.
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