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Ben Vrackie

13 locals recommend

Tips from locals

Lesley
Lesley
October 15, 2020
I recommend this easy to moderate walk which offers some exercise, a chance to walk up a mountain in the area, which offers wonderful views at the top over Pitlochry and beyond. Families can walk this easy to navigate mountain as a pleasant way to spend three hours, stopping for a picnic at the top…
Marcella And Duncan
Marcella And Duncan
June 28, 2020
Relatively "easy" mountain walk with spectacular views.
Neil
Neil
June 15, 2020
Rising to 2758 feet (841m) high, Ben Vrackie is often overlooked by hillwalkers heading for higher peaks. But the route to the top offers a taste of all that is best in the great outdoors - peaceful woodland, wide open moor, a tranquil upland lochan and a summit offering some of the finest views in…
Kirsty
Kirsty
June 8, 2020
it's right on the doorstep if you fancy a hike.
Loretta
Loretta
March 5, 2020
This is the mountain that is right on our doorstep. It is 241ft short of a munro (3,000ft) and lies between the Victorian town of Pitlochry and Killiecrankie. "Our" side is the quieter and the effort of climbing even a part of it is very rewarding.

Places to stay nearby

SUPERHOST
  1. Entire cabin
  2. 3 beds
River Garry Lodges with hot tubs The Farmers Den🥂
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire cabin
  2. 3 beds
Idyllic Highland haven with lots to see and do!
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire chalet
  2. 3 beds
Orchid lodge
SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. 1 bed
Renovated Hayloft
  1. Entire house
  2. 5 beds
The White House (B5715)
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. 2 beds
Squirrel Cottage Pitlochry
  1. Entire cottage
  2. 2 beds
The Bothy
  1. Entire bungalow
  2. 3 beds
Tigh Monadh, Pitlochry
  1. Entire house
  2. 1 bed
The Stables
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire cabin
  2. 3 beds
River Garry Lodges with hot tubs”The Hayloft”🍾🥂
  1. Entire house
  2. 3 beds
Milton of Kincraigie (Lower Milton)
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire cabin
  2. 3 beds
River Garry lodges with Hot tubs “The Stable” 🥂🍾
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire cottage
  2. 2 beds
Secret Bothy, Killiecrankie by Pitlochry

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“This is an incredible visitors attraction that only runs in the month October. It is an outdoor light show which has a new theme every year. A bus takes you from outside Fishers hotel on a short bus ride to this attraction which is just outside Pitlochry. The show starts when it starts to get dark and the Forest is lit up with different light and sound effects making it magical. There are yurts with storytellers inside, a few outdoor stalks where you can buy burgers to eat and hot drinks and mulled wine. This incredibly popular event has its own booking website and mailing list. If you would like tickets to go to the event, you will almost have to book them online within a few months of their release, or you won’t get them. Visitors return year after year to see this. It’s a great evening, children love it. Take the pram for you get children who may get tired walking around in the evening. ”
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Natural Feature
“Go up Ben Lawers mountain to see the Visitor’s Centre which will tell you so much about walking & nature in the Scottish hills. Ben Lawers has a particularly remarkable flora. The path up to the top of the mountain is long, but not too hard (about 5 hours return journey). It is the highest peak in Perthshire and one of the famous ‘Munros’ (Scottish mountains over 3,000 feet).”
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Point of Interest
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Natural Feature
“Very scenic drive via Aberfeldy, and back through Queens view, Killiekrankie, and Pitlochry.”
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Location
Scotland, PH16 5LF