Queens View Pitlochry
Queens View Pitlochry is one of the most photographed views in Scotland. Considered by many as Scotland's finest view.
Located in the Tay Forest Park, where the landscape changes with the seasons. A spot that is lovely no matter the time of year, a photographers dream!
The view looks over Loch Tummel, to Schiehallion 'the fairy mountain' . In the distance are the mountains of Glen Coe on Scotland's west coast.
Wheel Chair and push Chair friendly? A short path takes visitors to the view point. There is a special path that is also suitable for wheel chairs users.
Queen Victoria made a famous entry in her diaries in 1866 presuming that the Queen's View had been named after her but it was originally named after Queen Isabel, wife of Robert the Bruce in the 14th century.
Forest walks nearby, in the Allean Forest just west of Queen's View. There are sign posted walks and off-road cycle routes for those who want explore the nearby forest. An 18th century farmstead (or Clachan) and a ring fort is nearby too.
The £2 car park charge is a means of raising money for the maintenance and pay for improvements to the site.
The Queens View Visitor Centre.
The tearoom offers a wonderful selection of cakes and tray bakes baked by Cobbs Bakery. Light lunches.
The Shop and Visitor Centre has an affordable range of Queens View branded products from mugs to tea towels, postcards, to pens as well as local produce and generic Scottish goods. All at affordable prices.
There is an audio visual display about the Tay Forest Park. You will find a range of popular items from wildlife books, to post cards and many other items well-liked by the tourists. There are also public toilets.
Wheel chair and push chair friendly? The Visitor Centre cafe, shop and information is wheel chair and push chair friendly.
Queens View Pitlochry is open all year. The visitor centre and cafe are open:-
- Summer - 9am to 6pm from 4th February to 31st October 2019 .
- Winter 10am to 4pm.