Self-catering holidays in Crieff are popular among visitors who want to explore the Highlands, while based in one of Scotland’s classic resorts. Crieff is an attractive market town located in Perth and Kinross, between Perth and Crianlarich. It lies on the banks of the River Earn, on the edge of the Highlands, with a backdrop of snowy mountains. Crieff has been a popular resort for centuries, with fine architecture and independent businesses to explore, including a variety of galleries and outdoor stores. Don’t miss Gordon and Duward, an old-fashioned sweetshop which has stood on the High Street since 1925. Crieff is the capital of Strathearn and has maintained connections with royals such as the Earl and Countess of Strathearn, who have visited the town and worn the famous Strathearn Tartan.
In recent years, the town has earned a reputation for food, and is home to many of the region’s best eateries. Local whiskies can be enjoyed at The Square Bar, The Quaich and Station Bar. There are many lovely walks to enjoy from your Crieff holiday cottage. One of the best is the route to the top of Knock Hill, with spectacular views of Strathearn to the south and the Highlands to the north. Attractions to visit on self-catering holidays in Crieff include the Caithness Glass Visitor Centre and the Famous Grouse Experience at Glenturret Distillery. Nearby, Innerpeffray is Scotland’s oldest library and a fascinating place to visit.
Crieff is a popular base for exploring the county of Perthshire. Within a few miles of the town, you will discover an unspoiled land of lush forests, windswept moors, tumbling rivers and waterfalls. The region is home to great wildernesses where red deer, ospreys and other rare creatures can be spotted, and soaring peaks such as Ben Lawers and Schiehallion, which are popular among keen climbers.