Towns & Villages

    Kinross is a town in Perthshire which is bounded by hills near the region’s southern border.

    The town sits beside Loch Leven, the largest loch of the Scottish Lowlands. Declared a nature reserve in 1964, the loch attracts around 15,000 geese every autumn. Sitting peacefully on an islet in Loch Leven lies enchanting Lochleven Castle. Between April and September, take the small ferry to the castle which gained infamy when it acted as a prison to Mary Queen of Scots in 1567. Her dramatic escape by boat is one of Scotland's most romantic tales.

    Kinross House, built by Sir William Bruce, is another example of fine architecture in Kinross. Though not open to the public, you can appreciate the house and stately gardens from the Loch Leven Heritage Trail on the north and east shores of Loch Leven. Nearby, the grassy banks of Kirkgate Park sit on the shores of the loch.

    Visit local arts and craft shops for local work in the Kinross area. Angling, walking and golf are all popular.

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