Is Crieff a nice place to live?

Crieff is a ‘traditional’ resort town in Perthshire that has attracted visitors for generations. It’s right on the edge of the Highlands, so a good touring base too. It’s comfortable, sort of well-to-do and isn’t too far from a whole range of interesting visitor places.

Who owns Crieff Hydro group?

Stephen Leckie
Stephen Leckie, who owns Crieff Hydro and Crieff’s Murraypark Hotel and five other Scottish hotels, confirmed he was looking to shed 241 of his 600 staff.

Are there midges in Crieff?

Midges’ tend to be near woodland and boggy areas. Being from Fort William it was defnitely the case that the further away from the greenery the less likely you would come across them.

What is near Crieff Hydro?

The Glenturret Distillery.

  • Drummond Gardens.
  • Macrosty Park.
  • Crieff Visitor Centre.
  • Library of Innerpeffray.
  • Buchanty Spout.
  • The Strathearn Gallery.
  • Action Glen.
  • Does Crieff have a train station?

    BY TRAIN. Crieff doesn’t have its own station. Nearest stations are Perth (17 miles/23km) and Dunblane (17 miles/23km). From there you can jump on the bus – or even your bicycle – to make the short journey to the Strathearn capital.

    Is Crieff Hydro closing down?

    Following the recent announcement by the Scottish government, we’re really disappointed that our hotels will remain closed for longer than we’d hoped but at least we have a roadmap towards re-opening and hope to be able to warmly welcome you very soon.

    How many rooms does Crieff Hydro have?

    Crieff Hydro
    Developer Dr Thomas Meikle
    Other information
    Number of rooms >200 and 50 self-catering lodges
    Number of restaurants 6

    Does Avon Skin So Soft repel midges?

    Avon’s Skin So Soft dry oil spray costs £2.25, smells pleasant (unlike many repellents) and is surprisingly effective at deterring mosquitoes and midges.

    When did Crieff railway close?

    6 July 1964
    The Crieff Junction Railway between Gleneagles and Crieff opened on 16 March 1856; it was taken over by the Scottish Central Railway in 1865 and then shortly after by the Caledonian Railway. The line closed to passenger traffic on 6 July 1964 and to freight on 1 September 1964.

    What is the prettiest Scottish island?

    Harris & Lewis Number 1 of Scotland’s 5 Most Beautiful Islands? Harris and Lewis; there is a lifetime of adventure and discovery in those two names. Once thought to be two islands as any travel between them was undertaken by boat, we now know these as one landmass.

    What to do in the town of Crieff?

    The attractive and bustling town centre supports 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.

    Why was Crieff important in the medieval times?

    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.

    What was the population of Crieff in 1790?

    (In 1790 the population of Crieff was about 1,200, which gave a ratio of ten cows per person.) During the October Tryst (as the cattle gathering was known), Crieff was a prototype “wild west” town.

    How old do you have to be to go to Crieff?

    In Crieff, there really is something to suit all ages, whether you are nine or 90, going solo, or travelling with friends or your family. The choice is endless and the team behind have hand-picked the best places to enjoy. Use our local knowledge to navigate your way from place to place, and make your own discoveries.