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Killiecrankie, Pitlochry

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National Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
Take a stroll through the woods of Killiecrankie, through which the River Garry flows. Keep an eye out for red squirrels, nesting birds, and plenty of other wildlife. In 1689 the leafy gorge was the site of a bloody battle, one of the decisive actions of the Jacobite risings. A visitor center recounts the story of the battle through hands-on displays and models, and also tells the natural history of the valley. Look for the site where one footsoldier made a narrow escape from pursuers by jumping across the river. Adventure companies offer river rafting and a "Highland fling" bungee jump. Plan your visit to Killiecrankie and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Pitlochry road trip planning site.
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  • Called in for a quick visit and ended up doing the walk to the Soldiers Leap. It was quite a steep path down with uneven steps and, of course, having gone down, you have to come back up. There were...  more »
  • Went a great walk here to soldiers leap and further including on to the pebble beach, where we sat by the water for a while which was nice and relaxing. The toilets and visitors centre were closed...  more »

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