Loch Tay, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on one of my favourite spots, namely the Loch Tay area in Perthshire, central Scotland.

This loch lies at an approximately 45 degree angle with Killin at south and Kenmore, near Aberfeldy  at northern end. The loch is about 14.5miles long and 1.5 miles at widest.

Here is a summary of information concerning the loch and environs:

  • Has been occupied by man since prehistoric times. On the hills to the east is Greenland Stone Circle whilst a little further north is Croft Moraig Stone Circle.
  • During the Iron-Age ( about 2000 years ago) the loch was populated by dwellings known as crannogs. A crannog has been reconstructed near Kenmore and is now a visitor attraction.
  • Near Kenmore can be found the Falls of Acharn  and Taymouth Castle.
  • To the north can be found Ben Lawers, a mountain reaching 3984 feet.
  • The loch is used for pleasure boating and water sports. There is also a commercial fish farm.

The area is quiet but popular with visitors with interests in the outdoors.

Loch Tay from hills above Acharn

Video clip of Loch Tay from Kenmore

Ben Lawers and Loch Tay, Scotland

Crannog Centre, Loch Tay, Scotland

Kenmore, Loch Tay, Scotland

Loch Tay from hills above Acharn, Scotland

Loch Tay from Kenmore, Scotland

Taymouth Castle, near Kenmore, Scotland

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