Visit Crieff Highland Games
Perthshire’s second largest town – Crieff – lies 16 miles west of Perth in Strathearn. Crieff is a thriving market town with loads of shops and attractions as well as the Perthshire countryside right on the doorstep.
The classic family hotel, Crieff Hydro is a fantastic place to stay and bring the kids to. With restaurants, bars, loads of self-catering cottages and tons of recreation activities in Crieff, Crieff Hydro is worth a visit.
Situated at the top of the High Street in Crieff, Crieff Hotel has an enviable central position. With a huge number of rooms, two bars and a new basserie restaurant, there is plenty to keep you occupied for an evening.
Knock Castle Hotel and Spa, Crieff
Set in an elevated position on the west side of Crieff, Knock Castle is a luxurious hotel and spa.
What’s on in Crieff
Crieff Highland Gathering
One of the highlights of the year, held in the middle of August, Crieff Highland Gathering is a great family day out. Often the games are presided over by a celebrity Chieftan – Ewan Macgregor, Elaine C Smith recently. Despite lots of plans by a supermarket to aquire the land, Crieff Highland Games still resides in it’s historical home of Market Park at the bottom of King Street. Show up in Crieff on Games day and follow the crowds.
Looking for something interesting in the quiet time at the end of autumn. Crieff’s Drover’s Tryst is a walking festival with loads of events to keep everyone busy. Guided walks, hill-walks, educational rambles in the Strath. It’s all here in mid-october and well worth a visit.
Other Things to do in Crieff
Glenturret Distillery – The Famous Grouse Experience
Pay a visit to Scotland’s oldest distillery and find out about it’s unique product. Keep an eye out for the statue of Towser the Cat – the world champion mouser.
Crieff Visitor Centre
Find out about Crieff and the local area, have a coffee or find local souvenirs, arts and crafts.
Visit the Stuart Crystal factory shop at the bottom of Crieff and find out all about this exquisite crystal.
The Ceramic Experience
Pay a visit to the Ceramic Experience at Bennybeg, just south of Crieff, enjoy a walk round the duck pond and past the climbers on the crag before stopping for a coffee and maybe trying your hand at glazing a piece of pottery.
Art in Crieff
Crieff is now home to many art galleries and the quality of some of the work on show is world-class. Visit Strathearn Gallery or Aiton Fine Arts.
Walks in Crieff
Crieff is the start of many fine walks detailed on this website.
This walk to the Baird’s Monument just outside Crieff is an easy stroll.
Mountain Biking in Crieff
Crieff and Strathearn are becoming well known for mountain biking due to the quality and scope of natural trails in the area. There are dedicated, graded bike trails at Comrie Croft between Crieff and Comrie.
Crieff also has two golf courses and a recreation centre with pool, gym, tennis courts etc.