The Old Bank is located in the quaint Perthshire village of Killin on the southwest edge of Loch Tay. Just over 45 minutes’ drive from Stirling and approx. 1 hour 20 mins from both Edinburgh & Glasgow International airport, with easy access.
There are five accommodation rooms all on the first floor, three double/superking ensuite rooms, and one twin/superking and one double room both with shared bathroom facilities.
To ensure our guests comfort we have a spacious lounge with open fire for the colder days where we encourage guests to kick off their slippers and relax. There are numerous books and maps on the local area available for guests use and to help you plan your stay, with free Wi-Fi available in all areas. The Old Bank has a private car park to the rear of the property and also a lock up for bicycles on site so guests can have a worry free stay. So please let us know if you plan to bring your bicycles.
The newly decorated breakfast room has a large oak table with leather seating and a wood burner ensuring that your breakfast experience at the Old Bank is as cosy and relaxing as possible. Here you can swop your holiday experiences and knowledge with other guests. You can quite often find places of interest from other guests that have ‘been there done that’ thus giving you information on the best walks and attractions that are maybe off the ‘beaten track’.
As you cross the bridge into the village you’ll see the famous waterfalls known as the Falls of Dochart, which have been used in several filming locations. Notably the 1959 version of The Thirty-Nine steps featuring Kenneth More and the 1967 Casino Royale starring David Niven. There is a rumour locally that Michael Palin proposed to his wife on the Falls of Dochart.
Killin nestles within the boundaries of The Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National park which is designated to be an area of outstanding natural beauty whether you’re walking, hill climbing, cycling, fishing or stalking or just wanting a relaxing time away from the stress of everyday life, there are all the amenities you would expect. If you prefer birdwatching or are a wildlife enthusiast, binoculars are available to help you explore. Ospreys are a common sight in this area and there is a Red Kite viewing point and feeding station in Argaty near Doune, which is approx. 31 miles from Killin on the A84.
We are on the Rob Roy Way which runs from Drymen to Pitlochry covering between 77-94 miles (124 or 151km) depending on your route. Most of the walk is on well-maintained signposted paths with some hillwalking in between and is suitable for all ages.
The national cycle route 7 passes this way also following the southern edge of Loch Tay from Killin up to Kenmore which is approximately 25km.
If you like to drive to explore the area we can show you the best routes and places to visit. A favourite drive is over Ben Lawers, down Glen Lyon to Bridge of Balgie and then on to Fortingall. The Fortingall Yew is an ancient European Yew reputed to be between 3,000-9,000 years old. You can find it in the churchyard of this small village which is 8 miles from Aberfeldy and 25 miles from Killin.
We appreciate that our guests want good value for money therefore, we only provide details of the best places to eat in and around Killin and you will find sample menus for these in the information folders that are available in your room along with their contact details.
We have a range of gift shops, hairdressers, antique shop, mini supermarket, chemist, newsagents and an outdoor shop selling walking boots & outdoor wear and you can hire boats and bicycles here too.