Crianlarich is a small village in Highland Perthshire region of Scotland. The village's name is believed to derive from the Gaelic word meaning "the low pass", which relates to its geographical location between mountains to both West and East.
The small historic village of Crianlarich that lies in the glen of StrathFillan has been a crossroad for northern and westbound journeys in Scotland since medieval times as it was one of the few crossing points for traffic passing between the western and eastern highlands. This is still true today, as the major A82 and A85 roads meet there. The town bills itself "the gateway to the Highlands", sitting roughly half way along the West Highland Way.The name Crianlarich in Gaelic means ‘Low Pass’.
Crianlarich Hotels & Accommodation
Not a lot of places to stay here, though there is a popular hostel in Crianlarich that itinerant travellers enjoy. The village is not especially charming and tends to be bypassed by people on the way further North or travelling west towards Oban. It sits on the River Fillan at the northwestern extent of the Trossachs, lying in the shadow of several Munro peaks, most famously Ben More, but also Stob Binnein and Cruach Ardrain.
Self Catering Accommodation
Burnbrae Cottage : A Charming 150 year old cottage in Tyndrum, near Crianlarich, Perthshire, close to Loch Lomond at the edge of the National Park on the famous West Highland Way. Three star luxury accommodation; Sleeps 4; short breaks available. Tel: 01838 400 309
Ardoch lodge : Set amidst 12 acres of spectacular scenery the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, Ardoch lodge makes a convenient base to explore this beautiful part of Scotland. There are two log cabins and a cottage available for self-catering holidays. Sleeps 4, conveniently located close to local hotels, shops, restaurants, cycling and walking trails. Tel 01877 384666