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Things to do in Kinross, Perth and Kinross

Kinross is a historic town offering all those who visit rich rewards in beautiful scenery, places of interest, leisure activities and an impressive choice of eating establishments. There are several local Hotels and Guest Houses for those wishing to stay a few days.

Loch Leven Castle
Loch Leven Castle © B4bees via Flickr

As you arrive at Kinross by M90, J6, northbound, you may feel you are stepping back in time as you look right and look across Loch Leven to see the Castle lsland where Mary Queen of Scots was held prisoner for many years. Boat trips are available.

Community Garden, Kinross
Community Garden, Kinross © B4bees via Flickr

Those interested in history will enjoy Michael Bruce, the gentle poet, Kinross House and lots more.

Salutation Hotel, Kinross
Salutation Hotel, Kinross © B4bees via Flickr

Robert the Bruce drank from the well at Scotlandwell hoping to cure his leprosy.

Take time to drive round Loch Leven and stop off at the various places of interest en route.

There are lots of food stops along the way, offering a variety of choice, from snacks to lunch or dinner.

Kinross has wonderful walking and cycle routes, some of which follow the loch.

The surrounding hills offer superb views making the climb worthwhile.

Nature lovers will enjoy RSPB Vane Farm with great family days out.

This is a very popular attraction with a bird watching gallery and café. Friendly staff will help you identify many birds throughout the year, such as osprey, pink-footed geese, ducks, curlew, peregrine, greenshank, teal, lapwing and lots more.

Kinross Bistro
Kinross Bistro © B4bees via Flickr

Lots of leisure activities are available including swimming, tennis, golf and fishing.

Set off from the Gliding Club at Portmoak and soar into the sky floating on a gentle breeze, to view Kinross from high up. Pre booking may be necessary.

Loch Leven
Loch Leven © Stu Smith via Flickr

In October 2008, Kinross was chosen as the home of the National Curling Academy, which is a great boost for Kinross curling and will develop the sport.

The Park and Ride gives access to other areas of interest with buses going to larger towns such as Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Inverness.

Description by Helen Gilmour

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