Handsome, stone-built Crieff is set on a steep hillside with the wooded summit of the Knock of Crieff rising up above the town.
This busy and thriving town prospered on the cattle industry in past centuries, when thousands of Highland cattle were driven across Scotland to its livestock markets. Later it became a fashionable resort, and its fine architecture and amenities continue to draw visitors today.
Crieff has many shops, cafes and restaurants, and is a good base from which to explore the beautiful landscapes of central Scotland.
The Glenturret distillery is just north of the town, and claims to be the oldest legal whisky-producer in Scotland, dating from 1775. The Famous Grouse experience is a visitor attraction at the distillery offering a variety of tours and tastings.
Near Creiff is Drummond Castle, which has stunning formal gardens open to the public.
West to explore the villages around Loch Earn then north to Loch Tay, or visit Perth for a day out.