Crieff is one of the most photogenic destinations in Perthshire. If you do a quick search of #crieff on Instagram you will get over 18,202 results. That’s a lot of photo tagging the Strathearn capital.

So, if you’re planning a trip to Crieff, and want to make sure you hit all the Instagram hotspots, this is the guide for you.

In this blog I will help you to explore all the best photo spots so that you can easily find all the most Instagrammable places in Crieff … and make your friends back home extremely jealous.

#1 Crieff Visitor Centre

The photo-friendly ‘Heilan Coo’ outside Crieff Visitor Centre is a local landmark and a nod to Crieff’s historic past when Drovers walked their cattle from all parts of Highland Scotland to the Great Tryst in Crieff during the 18th and early 19th Centuries. Unlike its more lively counterparts, this Coo is guaranteed to stand perfectly still while you snap your selfie!


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#2 Lady Mary’s Walk

It’s particularly beautiful when the avenues of beech trees turn copper each Autumn, but Lady Mary’s Walk also offers stunning photo opportunities at every time of the year. Popular with locals and visitors alike, follow the flow of the River Earn as it rushes past secret beaches or follow the path uphill to The Knock for spectacular views over the town and mountains and glens beyond.

#3 Macrosty Park Bandstand

When William and Kate (aka the Duke and Countess of Strathearn at they are known in Scotland) visited Strathearn in 2014, one of their first ports of calls was the newly-restored Macrosty Park to unveil a special plaque. Why not follow in the royal footsteps by checking out this stunning bandstand which was build by James Allan Senior & Son at Elmbank Foundry in Glasgow in 1906.

#bandstand #macrostypark #parks #publicparks #crieff #Strathearn #walks

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#4 James Square

Once the finishing point for Highland Drovers bringing their cattle to Crieff’s Great Tryst, James Square is still a focal point for the Crieff community, hosting everything from regular markets to the town’s Christmas tree and Hogmanay celebrations. Its elevated position off the High Street offers great views across the lower town and over the Strath beyond. Particularly striking at sunset on a clear summer evening.

#crieff #horse #scotland #takingmyhorseforawalk

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#5 Loch Turret

Moody and mysterious Loch Turret is a reservoir which lies above Crieff in a deep glen with Ben Chonzie and Auchnafree Hill at the far end. The glen has been used as a water supply since the 19th Century although the current dam was built in the 1960s. A convenient carpark ensures easy access for snap happy visitors keep to capture the sensational views.

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  1. Stravaiging around Scotland

    Thanks for including my photo, it’s glorious along Lady Mary’s Walk!