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For centuries Strathearn, the broad valley of the River Earn, has been a resting place for travelers. As the capital of Strathearn, Crieff, a small town built on the slopes of the Grampian foothills, was transformed from a trading town to a popular vacation resort during the reign of Queen Victoria. This is truly one of Scotland's most unspoiled areas, situated, as it is, at the point where the lush countryside of the Lowlands meets the wonderful grandeur of the Perthshire Highlands.

In the 18th century Crieff was an important cattle trading centre, to where Highland crofters would make long journeys, using now forgotten drove roads through the hillsides, in order to trade livestock at the huge market known as the " tryst." An especially notable visitor was Bonnie Prince Charlie, who stayed in Crieff on his final journey to defeat at the Battle of Culloden in 1746. Today, the town is a bustling market town where you will find a fine selection of specialist retailers. Crieff, despite its modest size, offers a rich abundance of things to see and do, whatever the weather or interest.

Crieff is easily reached from Perth:

Express By Holiday Inn, Perth. Ideally located for access to the main motorways in central Scotland, this hotel provides great value for the business or leisure traveller. All 81 modern bedrooms have power shower, hairdryer, television including SKY Sports 1 & 2 and SKY News. Wireless internet access is available. Free car parking is provided. Perth Hotel Breaks.

The Quality Hotel Perth is an elegant Victorian hotel in the hub of social activity, with its Scottish fare and fine whiskies. Bedrooms have television and tea and coffee making facilities. An excellent Perthshire touring base in good golfing country, close to a number of whisky distilleries and the Caithness glass factory.

The Ramada Perth hotel is a former 15th century watermill, located in the centre of Perth, the gateway to the Highlands. Fresh running water is still visible through portholes in the reception and lounge areas. The hotel is an ideal location to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside.

If you would like to Tour Crieff on a unique tour of my native Scotland please e-mail me: Sandy Stevenson

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