Crieff is a bustling country town set amidst magnificent Perthshire scenery. Situated 18 miles west of Perth, Crieff straddles the Highland Boundary Fault where the rolling Lowland landscape meets majestic Highland terrain.
Throughout medieval times the town was a major political and judicial centre that developed into the main cattle trading centre in Scotland between the 16th and 18th centuries. Drovers, and up to 30,000 black cattle, would converge on the huge livestock market.
Crieff has been a popular holiday destination for generations of Scots and visitors from further afield. Crieff is home to the famous Crieff Hydro Hotel and Glenturret Distillery the oldest distillery in Scotland.
Located within the distillery is an interactive visitor centre that tells the story of The Famous Grouse one of Scotland’s best known whiskies. On the edge of town is the Stuart and Waterford Crystal factory shop and Crieff Visitor Centre.
Crieff town centre is a classic traditional Scots market town supporting a wide range of family run businesses offering the best of food and drink, clothing, gifts, crafts and arts. Over the past years Crieff has built a reputation for fine food with an amazing choice of cafés, coffee shops, restaurants for fine or casual dining.
Crieff is the capital of Strathearn and has royal connections throughout history and with the current day. William and Catherine Earl and Countess of Strathearn have visited the town and have sported the now famous Strathearn Tartan.
Crieff has a rich a colourful history. Find out more here