The beautiful town of Kinloch Rannoch in Scotland is considered to be the ‘Warm Heart of the Highlands’. This pretty village in the middle of Highland Perthshire is a tranquil relief from the often bustling cities of Scotland while still providing many things to do in Kinloch Rannoch.
Kinloch Rannoch translates to ‘End of the Loch’, as it sits on the east end of Loch Rannoch and grants views of picturesque landscapes no matter where you look! The tiny hamlet offers a wide accommodation availability at various Rannoch estates, and we bet you’ll be booking a trip here in no time!
Things to Do in Kinloch Rannoch
Kinloch is utterly breathtaking, and there’s no other way to put it!
Situated on the eastern end of Loch Rannoch and divided by the River Tummel, this small village is the perfect destination for travellers looking to explore the great outdoors of Perthshire.
Whether you’re interested in cycling around Loch Rannoch, walking along a hiking trail, or kayaking down the River Tummel, there’s a lot of adventure awaiting here in Kinloch Rannoch. See our guide for the top things to do in Kinloch Rannoch.
Rannoch Moor Visitor Centre
Dive into the history of Kinloch Rannoch at the Rannoch Moor Visitor Centre.
This informative centre sits in Rannoch Station, one of Scotland’s most remote railway stations. Here, you can learn about James Small, the Jacobite Rebellion, and displaced crofters and discover how engineers built this West Highland Line.
If you’re looking for accommodation, the Moor of Rannoch Hotel is just a stone’s throw away.
The Shed Gallery
The Shed Gallery in Kinloch Rannoch has condensed the essence of Kinloch Rannoch into its stunning photos.
Paying this gallery a visit is a no-brainer. Capturing locations like Loch Rannoch, the woodlands and mountains around Kinloch Rannoch, there’s no better place to grab a souvenir of your travels.
Check out their website to see what you can look forward to!
Craigh na Dun
Fans of the ‘Outlander’ television series will be overjoyed to hear that Craigh na Dun sits east of Kinloch Rannoch.
Although the site doesn’t contain the stone circle as it did in the show, it is still an iron age homestead of historical importance to the region. The hill is easily accessible and grants wondrous views over the River Tummel and Perthshire Highlands – you may even see a herd of wild deer!
It’s fair to say that Loch Rannoch is an essential location with gorgeous attractions along its shores.
Cycling routes around the loch are widespread and stretch for a few miles west. The Clan Trail offers an in-depth look into the region’s history as you cycle.
There’s no better way to spend your afternoon with a partner than learning about clan chieftains and taking romantic breaks along the shoreline – keep an eye out for ‘The Sleeping Giant’ hills.
Follow the road east on the B846 to Loch Tummel, and you’ll eventually find Dunalastair House – home of famous clan chieftains and stunning architecture.
The location offers tours through the estate, with historic recountings of the family politics in the region. Cottages are available as accommodation options if you want to stay nice and close to the estates here.
We weren’t kidding when we said Kinloch Rannoch is an outdoorsy town and MacGregor’s Cave is an excellent option for a walk.
Head east towards Loch Tummel near the Craigh na Dun, and you’ll eventually reach the trail. The walk can range from an hour to two hours, but it’s highly recommended you take some time to enjoy the lovely scenery.
Attend the Rannoch Highlands Games
Every year on the third Saturday of August, the village of Kinloch Rannoch comes alive to celebrate the Rannoch Highland Games.
You can enjoy tossing the caber, running the hill race, and highland dancing while absorbing the atmosphere filled with piping music! No Highland Games are complete without beer and barbequing too!
Stop by the Riverbank Cafe
You won’t find more delicious treats and brews in Kinloch Rannoch than you will at the Riverbank Cafe.
This cafe is in the heart of Kinloch Rannoch and offers a delightful selection of jams, coffees, cakes, and biscuits. Start your day off right at this homely cafe!
Tay Forest Park
Tay Forest Park is a lovely park filled with various trails, a lovely patchwork of forests, open greenery, and spectacular viewpoints.
The Forest Park is just a short trip following the B487 or B486 east and is perfect for travellers looking for an outdoor in Highland Perthshire.
From some of the viewpoints, you can see Kinloch Rannoch village and the wide rivers and lochs of the surroundings – no view beats it!
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