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crieff heritage trail

the tolbooth and infomation cenre start of trail

 

Crieff Heritage Trail. Follow the footsteps on the map and you will be taken on a tour of Crieff. Many of the buildings have red cast-iron information plaques giving a brief description of their importance. The “Crieff Heritage Trail” leaflet gives you the full details of all the sites on the Trail. We recommend that you obtain one (20p) from the Tourist Information Centre located in the old Tolbooth where the trail starts.
 


inside tolbooth

inside tolbooth visitors centre

 

The old Tolbooth and Tourist Information Centre. Here you will see The Drummond Cross, the 9th Century Cross known as The Burgh Cross and Crieff Stocks which held offenders by their ankles. Make sure you go downstairs to view the dungeon and “Black Hole”, the town’s much used cells. Free Admission.

 


st michaels church

The trail takes you round the Old Parish Church of St Miold toll housechael then past the Old Toll House and up into Rectory Road. Take Nellfield Road and then Strathearn Terrace past the splendour of today’s St Michael’s Church. As you ramble down Ferntower Road, look down Victoria Terrace to view magnificent Victoria Villas. Then stroll on to the High Street.


west high street

Stop and browse through some of the shops, making sure to visit J. L. Gill – The Tryst, “one of the last remaining traditional grocers”. On the corner of West High Street and Comrie Street, you will find “The Nutcracker Christmas Shop” which is also well worth a stop. Here you will find some of the very best Christmas gifts and decorations from around the world.


james square

In James Square you will find the magnificent drinking fountain erected by the inhabitants of Crieff as a thanks for the “many benefit received from the Murrays of Ochtertyre.”

 


comrie street

 

At the end of Comrie Street, enjoy the magnificent views past the War Memorial out to the hills to the west of the town.

 


the octagonal square

Walk down Burrell Street and notice the junction of the Lodge Street and Burrell Street, commonly known as ‘The Square,’ though the houses are laid out in ththe factors housee shape of an octagon. Take Roy Street to King Street then over to Commissioner Street to see The Factor’s House, lived in by the Factor of the Drummond Earls of Perth’s Annexed Estates in 1755. the house is at the level of the original street. Follow Duchlage Road back to the Toll House or continue to explore other of the interesting sites on the Crieff Heritage Trail.


innerpeffray library

Innerpeffray Library was founded, along with a school, beside the Collegiate Chapel of St Mary in 1680 for the dissemination of learning and wisdom for the good of the community by David Drummond, the 3rd Lord Madertie. The library is the earliest of its kind in Scotland. Many of the books date from before the library’s foundation. The chapel has a hand-painted ceiling. Open March to Oct 10am to 12.45 and 2 to 4.45pm, Sun 2 to 4pm, (closed Thurs). off B8062, 10mins from either Crieff or Auchterarder. Tel:01764 652819

A church hinnerpeffray chapelas been known to be on this site since as early as 1365. This chapel was built by John, first Lord Drummond, who provided endowments for 4 chaplains whose function was to pray for the welfare and salvation of himself and his family. The church survived the Reformation by being used as a family burial place and to house the Library. Visit and view the hand-painted ceiling.


crieff walks leaflet features eight walks

 

Crieff Walks Leaflet, including map, describes 8 walks ranging from 1 to 8 miles (1.5 to 13kms), from riverside strolls to a more strenuous climb to Crieff’s best view points. The introduction to each walk tells a bit about terrain and difficulty: there are gradients and scenery to suit a variety of tastes, levels of ability and fitness. Lady Mary’s Walk and Bennybeg Nature Trail are accessible to wheel chairs and pushchairs. The countryside is famous for its flora, fauna and places of historical interest. Leaflets are available from the Tourist Information Centre.
 

 

 


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