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Balquhidder

The forlorn village, set in a beautiful and remote Highlands landscape, Balquhidder - the home of legends is a village located at the Eastern end of Loch Voil in Scotland. The place at one time has witnessed many clan battles which took place here. Balquhidder pronounced as Baile-chuil-tir” means ‘the distant farm’. 


It is just 12 miles from the A84 deflecting to the south of Lochearnhead. Balquhidder better known as the home of legendry folk hero Rob Roy MacGregor also called Scottish Robin Hood.

Region

Perthshire

Local Sights & Activities for Balquhidder

The main attraction here is the Ancient Kinghouse Hotel which was established in 1779 its the best place for tourist to enjoy a luxurious stay. Balquhidder has an air of haunting beauty which lends itself to all the fictional and factual tales. Churches here are built in a Victorian style and you can also see the ruins of the 17th century church.

The place boasts peace and tranquility amidst picturesque sceneries and panoramic view of Scotland’s landscape. It offers great opportunities to walkers for some hill-walking experiences. The village is rich for having a relaxing time away from the hassles. This village with a population of about two hundred people offers a great tourist place. One can indulge themselves in fishing in some of the great fishing areas where you can catch trout and salmon relishing the natural sceneries all around. The place and its charms have even tempted many famous writers including Sir Walter Scott to write their novels here.

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