Killin Vacation Packages
A rugged, hilly terrain offers a spectacular backdrop to the charming village of Killin on Loch Tay’s western flank. The surrounding trails and waterways make the area an attractive base for exploration. It was the home of the notorious MacNab Clan, who played a role in the Jacobite Risings. Bring a picnic to eat while enjoying excellent views from one of the many hilly peaks.
Walk alongside the River Dochart in the village and appreciate the calm ambiance. Encounter the Falls of Dochart as you cross the bridge passing over the waterfall. The cascades attract visitors from across the country for their natural beauty and intriguing history.
Learn about the MacNab Clan at the burial ground on the island of Inchbuie beside the falls. Inspect the eerie monuments, including a shrine to a medieval warrior and two 18th-century busts. Nearby is the Killin Water Mill, a three-story building from 1840. Inside the mill, peruse the arts and crafts shop for intriguing trinkets.
Many activities center on Loch Tay, which is more than 14 miles (23 kilometers) long. Rent boats and equipment from the Killin Outdoor Centre and Mountain Shop. Fish for salmon or paddle a kayak on the loch. Mountain bikes are also available. Cycle the lake’s perimeter to see it from varying angles.
Drive south for about 20 minutes to reach Loch Earn, where watersports activities are popular. Discover the fascinating ruins and the modern parish institution of Balquhidder Church. See the grave of Rob Roy MacGregor, one of Scotland’s most infamous outlaws.
July is the hottest month and April is the driest. Note that locals speak English, while Gaelic is dying out.
Surrounded by mountains and lakes, Killin is in Stirling in central Scotland. Nearby towns include Balquhidder and Crieff. Drive south for 90 minutes to reach Glasgow or southeast for an hour and 40 minutes to reach Edinburgh.
Killin is a rural retreat unspoiled by modernity, where you can enjoy sounds of wildlife and running water.
Accommodation in Killin
Killin accommodation options can be limited. Book in advance with Expedia to secure a spot.