Linn of Tummel
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The National Trust for Scotland maintains 56 acres of woodland, with a circular walk passing through lovely scenery as it follows the course of the River Garry to its junction with the Tummel. At the junction of the rivers is an old fish-pass, built in 1910 for fish to traverse a series of waterfalls on the River Tummel.
On a small point jutting out into the river is a memorial obelisk commemorating the visit here by Queen Victoria in 1844. A 20-minute walk up the River Tummel from the memorial brings you to a small suspension bridge known as the Coronation Bridge.
The walk passes through oak woods where spring flowers bloom under the forest canopy. There are nesting boxes for goosanders to encourage them to settle beside the river. The woodland is probably at its best in Autumn, when the trees are a riot of rich colours.
The best place to access the Linn of Tummel is from the council car park at Garry Bridge (OS: NN912609) on the B8019, at the south end of the Pass of Killiecrankie. From the bridge, you can get excellent views of Killiecrankie, but the trail to the Tummel Falls passes underneath the bridge and follows the course of the river south for less than a mile to the junction of the rivers.
You can explore the waterfalls and then either retrace your steps or follow the trail in a loop that takes you to Coronation Bridge, then brings you back to the B8019. An OS map is useful but not essential, especially if you opt to simply walk to the falls and return by the same riverside route.
About Linn of Tummel
Address: Pitlochry, Perthshire, Scotland, PH16 5NP
Attraction Type: Countryside
Location: On the B8019, 2.5 m (4 km) NW Pitlochry
Website: Linn of Tummel
Phone: 01796 473233
National Trust for Scotland
OS: NN903 611
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Killiecrankie - 1.3 miles (Countryside)
Craigower - 1.5 miles (Countryside)
Tay Forest Park - 2.2 miles (Countryside)
Sunnybrae Cottage - 2.7 miles (Historic Building)
Blair Castle - 3.7 miles (Historic House)
Dunfallandy Stone - 4 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Clan Donnachaidh Museum - 6 miles (Museum)
Grandtully, St Mary's Church - 6.7 miles (Historic Church)
Nearest Accommodation to Linn of Tummel:
Nearest Self Catering Cottages
Nearest Bed and Breakfasts
Nearest Tourist Information Centre ('as the crow flies')
Tourist Information Centre
22 Atholl Road
Perth & Kinross
Tel: 01796 472215