Kenmore, Scotland


This evening, I am posting information on the delightful village of Kenmore on the northern tip of Loch Tay in Perthshire, central Scotland. Location is about 81 miles north of Edinburgh.
The name translates as 'big headland'.

Kenmore is a popular visitor destination, particularly for persons interested in outdoor activities such as hiking, boating, watersports, fishing and golf. There is a large timeshare resort and holiday park but the area is not over commercialised. The centre of the village is dominated by the Kenmore Hotel, one of the oldest inns in Scotland. There is also a small shop and Post Office.


Nearby places to visit and explore include:
  • Taymouth Castle (Not open to the public.) Connected with Clan Campbell. Queen Victoria visited in 19th century.
  • Croft Moraig Stone Circle: Between Kenmore and Aberfeldy on A827.
  • Crannog Centre: A reconstructed iron-age dwelling close to Kenmore.
  • Falls of Acharn: A couple of miles south of Kenmore on south side of Loch Tay. Access entails an uphill hike along a farm track.
  • Greenland Stone Circle: Further on from the above falls but at higher elevation.
  • Glen Quaich scenic drive to Amulree: A backroads drive along a single-track road. Start at Kenmore.
  •  Falls of Dochart at Killin: At opposite end of Loch Tay to Kenmore.
  • Glen Lyon, another backroads tour. Start at Fortingall, a few miles N.W. of  Kenmore and finish at Killin.

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