Visitor guide to village of Comrie in Strathearn, perthshire. Comrie lies on the Highland Fault so is the UK's most earthquake prone village.
Comrie a small town situated in the heart of western Strathearn in the district of Perth and Kinross in Scotland. This scenic town lies in the meeting point of Glen Lednock and Artney, with the confluence of the three rivers. Comrie was the scene of many minor earthquakes in the past as it lies on the highland boundary fault due these quakes it was also known as ‘Shaky Town’. It was the first place to have a seismometers established way back in 1840.
This beautiful town got its name from a Gaelic origin which means ‘the place where rivers meets’, the name was given by the Scots who invaded the place. Comrie was also the centre for weaving which most of the locals were doing. Comrie also hold some historic and famous buildings one of such building is the White Chruch, the former parish kirk, the main attraction is the tower and spire on the roadside of the historic churchyard in the heart of Comrie. Historian says that this was an early Christian site dedicated to Kessog an early saint in the 8th century.
Comrie holds number of natural beauties from hills, mountains to streams all these features makes it a picturesque destination. Also serves some great golf course in beautiful locations. The best way to explore this charming place is to experience a guided walks offered here to the visitors. These walks are arranged by professional guides and get the chance to discover some of Scotland’s hidden natural treasures.
Local Sights & Activities for Comrie
Comrie, a pretty conservation village along the River Earn, has many things for you to do and see. Our Visitor guide to Comrie in Perthshire offer you information on the things to do and see in Comrie.
Places to visit in Comrie
- Earthquake House
- Devil’s Cauldron
Seven miles west of Crieff is the pleasant village of Comrie, which has the distinction of being the most earthquake-prone place in Britain due to its position on the Highland Boundary Fault. The world's first seismometer was set up here, in 1874, at the Earthquake House, which is at The Ross, about one mile west of the village, just off the A85. Apr-Oct daily. A great place for kids is the Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre, a few miles south of Comrie on the B827 on a windy hillside. It has a large collection of wild and exotic animals which you can feed and pet. All year daily 1000 till dusk.Tel. 679469.
A recommended walk from Comrie is to the Devil's Cauldron, a spectacular waterfall in Glen Lednock which extends six miles into the hills northwest of Comrie. It's a pleasant mile-long woodland walk to the waterfall, and from there you can climb up to Melville Monument, at the top of Dunmore Hill (840 ft), from where there are excellent views across Strathearn and the Ochil Hills. Five miles further west is the village of St Fillans, at the east end of Loch Earn. The A85 runs along the northern shore of the loch to Lochearnhead, where it continues northwest towards Crianlarich.
Comrie Hotels & Accommodation
Comrie in Perthshire has a variety choices of accommodation for a visitor on a weekend holiday trip here. From hotels, hostels, Guesthouses, Apartments and Inns, you have ample choices to make. Also we are making a list of Self- Catering Cottages in Comrie to make your stay in Comrie more comfortable
There are a few places to stay in Comrie, including the very comfortable Royal Hotel on Melville Sq, Tel. 679200, , which has a good restaurant and great pub round the back serving real ales. At the other end of the price scale is Braincroft Bunkhouse, Tel. 670140, an independent hostel 2 miles east of Comrie on the road to Crieff.