Earnside Cottage, Comrie (by Crieff), Perthshire, Scotland

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Local Attractions

Earnside cottage provides a great base for visiting the numerous attractions of the Strathearn valley.
 

 
Around Comrie

The beautiful village of Comrie lies on the banks of the River Earn nestled on the edge of the Scottish Highlands. Comrie is in the heart of the scenic West Strathearn area of Perthshire and is situated at the meeting of Glens Lednock and Artney. The Scottish Highlands rise to the north making this truly the gateway to the Highlands.

There are five pubs & bars and 3 restaurants within walking distance of Earnside Cottage. Comrie also boasts a library and various shops including a general store, hair dressers and even a health spa.

The Comrie Community Website has an up-to-date list of local events and news (read more ...)

 

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Other Local Centres

Crieff
Crieff is the main town of Strathearn and lies 6 miles east of Comrie.
It has been a holiday resort since Victorian times and is the second largest town in Perthshire. The town spills from the Knock, the wooded hill above, down to the River Earn. James Square with it's fountain marks the centre of the town. There are a number of tourist attractions such as Crieff Visitor Centre and the Glenturret Distillery (Scotland's oldest).

 

Crieff

Perth
The "fair city" of Perth is 25 miles east of Comrie on the river Tay and takes about 40 minutes to reach by car. Although no longer officially a city it has a thriving shopping centre and all the normal trappings of a good size town. Scone Palace (pictured right) is on the outskirts of Perth. It is built on the site of Scone Abbey where the Kings of Scotland were crowned. The Stone of Scone (the Scottish coronation stone) was removed by Edward 1 and taken to Westminster Abbey. It was returned to Scotland in 1996 and is now displayed in Edinburgh Castle when not being used for Coronations.
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Scone Palace

 

Activities

Fishing
The river Earn has brown trout, grayling, sea trout and salmon. Licences are available at the post office.
 

Horse Riding and Pony Trekking
The Crieff Hydro Stables have mounts available for all ages and abilities. (01764 651616)

 

Golf
There are world class courses at Gleneagles and plenty of 9 and 18 hole courses nearer to hand. There are local courses at Comrie, St Fillans, Crieff and Muthill.  Click here ....
 

Swimming & indoor Racket Sports
The Strathearn Recreation Centre in Crieff has  a swimming pool and sports hall where you can play badminton, table tennis and other racket sports. (01764 653779)
 

Theatre
There are theatres in Perth, Stirling and Pitlochry.
 

Water sports
The Lochearnhead Water Sports Centre offers
Waterskiing,  and Wakeboarding and has a slipway for launching canoes and small craft. (01567 830321)
 

Walking and Hill Walking
There is plentiful low level walking and there are many nearby Munros for the more energetic. There are 10 within 20miles.
 

Cycling
Cycle paths and deserted hill-tracks abound.

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