Local Attractions / Visitor Centre Scotland in a Week


Crianlarich’s convenient location means a huge number of attractions are within easy reach. Some interesting ideas for visitors looking for local attractions might include:

Cruachan: The Hollow Mountain. The world's first high head reversible pumped storage hydro scheme is housed in a gigantic man-made cavern inside one of Scotland’s tallest mountains. The Visitor Centre houses the free exhibition area and is the starting point of the guided tour. 30 minutes drive (towards Oban).

The Scottish Sealife Sanctuary: Home to an abundance of rare Scottish marine life, many injured or orphaned seals are nursed back to health at the sanctuary. 60 minutes’ drive (towards Oban).

Highland Cattle

Inverawe Smokehouse Visitor Centre: One of Scotland’s most famous luxury foodbrands. Visit the smokehouse and see the process at work and perhaps take home some of their products. The Crianlarich Hotel are already loyal customers. 45 minutes drive (towards Oban).

Killin Visitor Centre: The visitor centre has a tourist board shop, information on Scotland and the various Clans and a small cinema that provides an explanation of the spread of Christianity in Scotland. 25 minutes drive (towards Perth).

Dewar's World of Whisky at Aberfeldy Distillery: Discover the Spirit of Dewar's, the perfect whisky experience. Interactive Heritage centre, guided distillery tours, whisky tastings and whisky shop and a great cafe with locally produced baking. Open all year - days and times vary according to seasonality - phone for details on 01887 822011

The Scottish Crannog Centre at Kenmore, Loch Tay: Crannogs are ancient loch (lake) -dwellings found throughout Scotland dating from 5,000 years ago. The Scottish Crannog Centre features a unique reconstruction of an early Iron Age loch-dwelling. A visit to the award-winning centre at Kenmore, Perthshire is strongly recommended. 35 minute drive (towards Perth).

Glencoe Visitors Centre, Glencoe: Exciting interactive displays and activities for both adults and children. ‘Living on The Edge’ explores the landscape, wildlife and history of Glencoe. Find out what it feels like to climb on ice, discover how the glen was formed, and understand the conservation issues faced by The Trust. 30 minute drive (towards Fort William).

Atlantis Leisure Centre, Oban: State of the art leisure facilities open to visitors and locals alike, open all the year round. The centre has a 25 metre pool, a flume for children and health & fitness gymnasium facilities. 60 minute drive.

Ice Factor, Kinlochleven: The UK’s premier indoor and outdoor ice and rock-climbing facility. 60 minute drive (towards Fort William).

- Glen Etive: The 14 mile single track road to Glen Etive leads you through some of the most beautiful scenery anywhere in the British Isles. It is highly recommended as a location to explore either on foot or by car. The road leads from left from the A82, shortly after the turn off to Glencoe Mountain Resort. 35 minutes drive to the start of the single track road.”