Visit the countryside Perthshire Big Tree Country Pitlochry Queen's View COVID-19 UPDATE - CLOSED The Visitor Centre at Queen's View is closed until further notice due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation. We encourage people to continue to visit our forests whilst remaining mindful of all public health guidance at NHS Inform. The Queen's View is one of the most famous viewpoints in Scotland, attracting over 150,000 visitors each year and offering stunning views across Loch Tummel to Schiehallion (1081 m / 3547 feet). Although Queen's View is generally believed to be named after Queen Victoria who took tea here in 1866, the viewpoint actually commemorates Queen Isabella, wife of Robert the Bruce who ruled Scotland between 1306 and 1329. The nearby visitor centre tells the fascinating story of people and forests in Highland Perthshire, and the accompanying tea room gives you a chance to rest your legs and enjoy the view. For more information, click here. Allean Forest Just ½ mile up the road of Queen's View, enjoy magnificent views of Loch Tummel and the surrounding mountains from waymarked walks through the working forest of Allean. Clachan Trail passes through mixed woodland for great views over the Tummel Valley. Ring Fort Trail extends Clachan Trail revealing panoramic views of the landscape and loops past a reconstructed 18th century farmhouse and the remains of an 8th century ring fort. For more information, click here. Faskally Woods A network of old estate paths lead round the small but picturesque Loch Dunmore, with its timber bridge and boat house. The short walk around the loch is particularly scenic and meets Access for All standards. Come and see the forest in spring when the trees are in bud or in autumn when reflections fill the loch with shimmering colour. For more information, click here. Every October Faskally Woods becomes home to the annual Enchanted Forest event - Scotland's most premier sound and light experience. Click here for more details. Pass of Killiecrankie COVID-19 UPDATE - CLOSED To protect people, all our [National Trust for Scotland] properties are now closed. This includes gardens and grounds, as well as car parks at our countryside places. We urge people to follow the latest advice and stay at home. We look forward to welcoming you again, once it’s safe for everyone. The Pass of Killiecrankie forms a splendid riverside walk along River Garry through a steep gorge with predominantly oak, beech and birch woodland and abundant wildlife. The name Killiecrankie is derived from the Gaelic for ‘Wood of the Aspen’, although only a few aspen are left today. It is best known for the Soldier’s Leap, where Donald MacBean is said to have leapt to escape pursuing Highlanders following the Battle of Killiecrankie. Vigorous debates as to the authenticity of this tale begin in the car park, where there is a stone walled rotunda measuring the gap he had to leap. The pass is also notorious for its autumn colours and the view along it from the Garry Bridge - one of the most photographed in Scotland. For more information, click here.