We all know Loch Ness, but have you ever heard of Loch Tay? This magnificent 15 miles stretch of water is home to some of Scotland’s most magnificent scenery, nature and years of fascinating history that stretches back thousands of years!

Where can I find Loch Tay?

Loch Tay sits in between the villages of Killin and Kilnmore. The closest rail stations are Pitlochry and Birnam, where you'll need to hire a car from there. You can take the A827 to Kenmore, which lies at the east end of Loch Tay.

Loch Tay is the largest Loch in Perthshire, and among one of the deepest in Scotland. It’s surrounded by a fantastic variety of landscapes, with the Ben Lawers mountain range to the north, and the contours and peaceful cycle routes towards the southern shores. For the watersports enthusiasts, then Loch Tay is an ideal place to pick up your boards and sails with pristine waters. In the summer months, there’s small shingle beach perfect for relaxing and sunbathing.

History fans will have a field day here too, as Loch Tay has history dating back to the iron age! Ancient Scottish settlers once inhabited artificially created islands on the loch, known as crannogs. Visit the Scottish Crannog Centre to discover the history behind the original crannog dwellers, with artefacts, ancient crafts and technologies where you can learn about village life. Loch Tay makes for a fantastic family day out – be sure to bring a picnic along, take a stroll and enjoy the beautiful surroundings!

  • There’s a car park 1.5 miles west of Kenmore, off the A827.
  • See the crannog centre website for prices and opening times.

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