Earnside cottage provides a great base for
visiting the numerous attractions of 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
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
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).
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
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.
The river Earn has
brown trout, grayling, sea trout and salmon.
Licences are available at the post office.
and Pony Trekking
The Crieff Hydro
Stables have mounts available for all ages and
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
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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)
There are theatres in Perth, Stirling and
The Lochearnhead Water Sports Centre offers
Waterskiing, and Wakeboarding and has a slipway
for launching canoes and small craft. (01567
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.
Cycle paths and deserted hill-tracks abound.