Killin is a small village located on the western bank of Loch Tay, the perfect destination for those looking for outdoor adventures. Salmon fishing and water sports are the two main attractions in the area, but this little centre has much more to offer than what meets the eye.
The first point of interest we met while driving into the village was The Falls of Dochart Inn. Originally built for a blacksmith in the 17th Century, this inn often entertains visitors and passers-by with live music. On our left, the stunning Falls of Dochart were rushing under the old stone bridge that brought us towards the centre.
The Old Mill is now a small shop on two floors where you will be able to find second-hand clothes and books, souvenirs and much more! And if you ever need a history lesson or just suggestions on what places to visit, the lovely shop assistants will be there to help you.
Just a few hundred meters down the road, Breadalbane Park has the perfect playground where children can let off some steam while grown-ups relax and take in the landscape. If you are looking for something more exciting, you might want to consider hiring mountain bikes or canoes from the Outdoor Centre, the members of staff will be more than happy to assist you.
With its beautiful location by the riverside and delicious food, the Killin Hotel is definitely worth walking in for a nice family dinner!
In the afternoon we decided to pay a visit to Killin Golf Club and drive on to Finlarig Castle ruins. Built in the 1620s, this old castle is now becoming one with the environment, blending in with its surroundings.
The last stop of our tour was Moirlanich Longhouse. This rare example of an old cruck frame Scottish cottage will show you what life was like for a Scot over two centuries ago. The passionate volunteers working on site will tell you about the history of the building and answer your every question.
Killin makes for the perfect family holiday in the wilderness, with the option of participating in dozens of different activities and visiting interesting historic places.