Historic Sites

Visitor Centre, Killiecrankie, Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH16 5LG

    Killiecrankie is a famous wooded gorge, where the Battle of Killiecrankie took place in 1689.

    At the visitor centre you can find out about the events in 1689, where the first of three major Jacobite uprisings took place. See where an English solider is said to have escaped from Highland rebels by making a death-defying leap across the gorge at Soldier’s Leap. The centre features interactive displays, historic weapons and seasonal information.

    Government troops were routed by Jacobite forces led by John Graham of Claverhouse, 'Bonnie Dundee'. Both sides suffered heavy losses and Dundee himself was killed. The Highlanders were unable to capitalise on their success, following the loss of their leader, and were decisively defeated at Dunkeld three weeks later.

    There a number of walking routes which lead past the area and you can also go bungee jumping from the bridge with Highland Fling Bungee.

    3 Visitor Attraction
    Green Tourism Gold
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    All year, daily

    Visitor Centre:
    1 April to 1 November, daily, 10-5


    • Shop The Visitor Centre includes a shop, particularly noted for its good range of books, including appropriate subjects such as natural history and the Jacobites.


    • Toilets

    Special Requirements

    • Dogs Welcome Dogs with responsible owners welcome. Please keep dogs under control at all times in the Pass and on leads around the Centre.


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available


    • Picnic Area


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Parking Parking is available adjacent to the Visitor Centre.

    Public Transport Directions

    By road
    B8097 Ordnance Survey Ref: NN917627

    Killiecrankie is 3m N of Pitlochry

    By train
    The Edinburgh/Glasgow - Stirling/Perth - Inverness First ScotRail line takes you to Pitlochry Station. From Pitlochry take the bus (see below) or walk.

    By bus
    The Elizabeth Yule local bus service number 87 from Pitlochry to Calvine stops at Killiecrankie bus stop opposite the Visitor Centre. It runs Monday to Saturday (it is less frequent in the school holidays).
    On Sundays, Caber Coaches number 83 from Pitlochry to Calvine stops at Killiecrankie bus stop opposite the Visitor Centre. The Pitlochry bus stop is outside the Fishers Hotel in the main street; at Killiecrankie stand on the verge opposite the car park entrance and hold out your hand to stop the bus.


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    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site

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