Crieff lies in the heart of Perthshire, one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland. Its other name is Big Tree Country and for good reason. There are lochs, rivers, forests and mountains galore. Nearby are charming little towns like Comrie, Aberfeldy and Dunkeld, which are lovely places to spend a few hours.
Perthshire has played an integral part in Scotland’s history, which has manifested itself in a great number of impressive castles, grand houses and stately gardens, many of which can be visited today.
There is a large number of tourist attractions within an hour’s drive.
Crieff, due to its central location, is an ideal base from which to explore Perthshire and the Southern Highlands.
- The towns of Perth (30 minutes),
- Stirling (35 minutes),
- St. Andrews,
- Edinburgh and
- Glasgow can all be reached by car within an hour.
Day trips towards the West coast are perfectly feasible.
Popular destinations are Glencoe (90 mins), Fort William (2 hours) and Oban (2 hours). The drive to Oban via Loch Earn and Crianlarich alone is beautiful.
Many of our guests also visit the East coasts of Fife and Aberdeenshire.
Fife is a beautiful peninsular with many picturesque fishing villages, coastal walks and of course the historically famous Golf- and University town of St. Andrews with its long sandy beach.
In Aberdeenshire one of our most popular destinations has proved to be Dunnottar Castle at Stonehaven.
The area provides everything for lovers of the outdoors, be it walking, fishing, golf, rock-climbing, riding, canoeing or cycling. For more information and to plan your stay at Old St. Michaels visit the pages activities and our area gallery for inspiration. We are happy to give further information upon your arrival.
Visiting Old St. Michaels without a car
Public Transport links in the area are good which make a holiday without a car perfectly feasable.