These unusual activities offer a different perspective on Comrie and its surroundings. These ideas could provide a memorable experience for those looking to go off the beaten path!
The Earthquake House
The UK is not known for tremors, but there is a reason behind Comrie’s nickname “The Shaky Toun”. In fact, this town is subject to more earthquakes than any other place in the country. The Earthquake House was built to detect any potential shocks or minor movements of the ground. It is said to be Europe’s smallest listed building and the site of the world’s first modern seismometer!
Croft Moraig Stone Circle, Aberfeldy
This Neolithic stone circle comprising of several stones set in a circular pattern, datng back to the Bronze Age, is the most complete of its kind in Scotland. It is located near the village of Aberfeldy, which is about a 30 to 35-minute drive from Comrie. This stone circle is a well-preserved ancient site and offers visitors the opportunity to explore and appreciate the history and significance of such structures in the region. It’s worth a visit for those interested in ancient history and archaeology. It’s a fascinating site for those interested in ancient history and the mysteries surrounding stone circles in Scotland.
Discover some of Comrie’s hidden waterfalls. While the more popular Bracklinn Falls are well-known, there are lesser-known waterfalls tucked away in the surrounding woodlands. Hiking to these hidden gems can be a rewarding experience.
One of these walks is The Deil’s Cauldron, a unique geological feature in a gorge on the River Lednock. This circular rock formation is thought to be a geological pothole and offers a distinctive natural attraction. Among tall green trees and magical waterfalls, you will start to believe in faeries and elves. The final stretch of the hike might be steep and a little rough, but the views from the top are definitely worth it!
The old Cultybraggan Army Camp was originally built in 1939, during the early stages of the second world war. It was a prisoner of war camp, built to hold the worst of the worst of the Nazi war prisoners. It was designed to hold approximately 4,000 Category A prisoners. Considered to be the toughest, most committed and fanatical Nazi PoWs, these men had been classified as ‘Black’ by the British authorities. It is now the only remaining intact POW camp built in Britain. Several of its buildings have been given listed building status to help preserve this historic site for future generations.
Towser’ is a sculpture commemorating the “world’s best mouser” in is to be believed to be Scotland’s longest-running distillery in Crieff, nearby Comrie. THE Glenturret Distillery might date back as far back as 1717, when it is believed that illegal operation took place on the site. Having been visited down through the centuries by writers and poets, including Robert Burns, feted by Prime Ministers and Princes.
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