Comrie and Crieff offers a wide range of activities, golf clubs, Comrie Croft bike hire, walks, fishing and cycling. The annual Comrie Fortnight event attracts large numbers of visitors and the Crieff Hydro Hotel is a popular spa resort and activity centre. If you are looking for self catering holiday accommodation we have a selection of cottages, lodges and luxury holiday homes in the area, including pet friendly places to stay.
Comrie lies on the banks of the River Earn and is situated in the heart of the scenic West Strathearn area of Perthshire at the meeting of Glen Lednock and Glen Artney, with the Scottish Highlands rising to the north. The village has a wide range of local businesses, a hotel, medical centre, butcher, bakery, restaurants and Sense spa for a holiday treat.
The focal point of the village is the ‘White Church’ previously a historic church and now providing the village with a community centre. Located just outside the village, Comrie Croft offers bike hire, activities and events throughout the year. The Lednock leads up to the Deil’s Cauldron waterfall and above this a hilltop granite obelisk commemorating Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville (1742-1811). Stand at Melvilles monument and you can see the whole village of Comrie.
‘Comrie Fortnight’, is an annual two-week festival in July and August with music, family friendly events and a float parade. The Comrie Fortnight started in the late 1960s and has evolved over the years. Profits from the Comrie Fortnight are used to support events and groups in the local community.
Did you know? Comrie is also known as the ‘Shaky Toun’. Due to its position astride the Highland Boundary Fault it experiences frequent earthquakes. In the 1830s around 7,300 tremors were recorded and today Comrie records earthquakes more often, and to a higher intensity, than anywhere else in the United Kingdom. Comrie became the site of one of the world’s first seismometers in 1840, and a functional replica is still housed in the ‘Earthquake House’ in The Ross in Comrie.