Despite being a small village, dotted around Killin are some fascinating historical and mythological sites.
A trip to Killin wouldn’ t be complete without a visit to the spellbinding Finlairg Castle. Although the land around Killin was the territory of the to Clan Menzies, it was Black Campbell of Glenorchy, from the Campbell family – known as the Earls of Breadalbane, who built it in 1629. Steeped in rich history, and almost reduced to ruins, the old castle was frequented by Rob Roy MacGregor in the early eighteenth century.
Directly across from the Inn, on an island in the River Dochart, lies the atmospheric burial ground for the clan McNab. With a violent clan history dating back 1000 years, the tiny island is said to be haunted by the last person buried there, who is to stand guard until the next burial.
A short walk from the Inn, you’ ll be amazed by a standing stone circle thought to be from the Bronze Age. The well preserved stones stand in the grounds of Kinnell House which was the clan seat of the McNabs.
Fingals’ Stone lies in a field behind Killin Primary School and is said to be the burial ground of the mythical Celtic warrior and giant who gave his name to the Giant’ s Causeway in Northern Island. Legend says that Fingal died on an island in Loch Dochart after going to battle his nemesis over the hand of a woman. His body was found downstream by Fingal’ s followers and carried to the spot now said to be marked by his stone.
And if you do want to go a little further a field then there’ s no shortage of activities around Perthshire, from white water rafting to castle tours, which will keep all ages and interests happy. See Visit Scotland
Drummond Castle Gardens
Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park
Gleneagles Golf Courses
National Wallace Monument
Scottish Hydro Electric Visitor Centre, Dam and Fish Pass
Bucinch & Ceardach