Make the most of your stay in Crieff and Scotland
Staying at Leven House gives you a flying start to enjoying and experiencing the best that Crieff and Perthshire have to offer. A great way to begin is by downloading Visit Scotland’s excellent guide to Perthshire Golf and Fishing
There are over 550 golf courses in Scotland and over 40 in Perthshire and its two county neighbours, Fife and Angus. Only 10 miles from Crieff are Gleneagles’ famous courses (home of the 2014 Ryder Cup), while an hour’s trip in the car will take you to the home of golf at St Andrews. Closer to home is Crieff Golf Club which welcomes visitors to its 18 and 9 hole courses.
With fishing rights extending to some 5 miles of the River Earn, Crieff Angling Club welcomes visitors. Day Tickets for non-members can be purchased to fish for Salmon & Sea Trout, Brown Trout and Grayling.
From castles to distilleries to great gardens, there’s no shortage of great attractions to visit in Crieff and Perthshire.
The Famous Grouse Experience at Glenturret Distillery – take a walk (it’s only 15 minutes up the road) to the oldest and most visited distillery in Scotland. Learn how Glenturret (scotch) whisky is made and take a dram at the end of your tour.
Drummond Castle and Gardens Visit “one of the finest formal gardens in Europe”. Only 10 minutes away by car, the gardens at the 17th century castle originate from 1630 and were visited by Queen Victoria in 1842, who described them as “really very fine”. The gardens were also featured in the film, Rob Roy.
Crieff Highland Games – If you’re here in August, visit our traditional highland games, just a 10 minute stroll from the bed and breakfast through the town centre.
Walking, Climbing and Cycling – You can start many walks in and around Crieff from the hotel, such as the Lady Mary’s Walk, a stroll along the River Earn. A drive up to Glen Turret offers a walk along the loch side or the start of some interesting climbs around the hills that surround Crieff, including our very own Munro, Ben-y-hone or Ben Chonzie.
If you’re cycling, you’ll find a tremendous variety of fine cycling options, with fascinating places to visit en-route. Take a look at some popular routes at Perthshire Cycling and Mountain Biking.
Crieff and Strathearn Drovers’ Tryst If you’re here in October and you like walking or cycling, be sure to participate in the Drovers’ Tryst. Now in its seventh year, the Tryst celebrates the life, work and play of the people who made Crieff the crossroads of Scotland in the 1700s.
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