At the northeast end of Loch Tay is Kenmore, a neat little village of whitewashed cottages dominated by a huge archway which stands at the gateway to Taymouth Castle, built by the Campbells of Glenorchy in the early 19th century and now a very fine golf course and soon to be a "6" star hotel if the project ever gets off the ground.
Kenmore has a charming hotel and pub in the centre of the village and a new visitor centre stroke posh deli on the North side of the bridge which is expensive but serves delicious grub for a car journey. (Taymouth Courtyard).
Kenmore sits at the east end of Loch Tay and on a hot day you can sit beside the Loch on a stony beach and dip your toes in the waters. The kids will certainly enjoy the water which is as fresh as you can imagine and cold to boot.
There is a lot to do in the area (see activities) boats and bikes can be hired as well.
Things to Do
Local Sights & Activities for Kenmore
Loch Tay is a major watersports centre, and close by the Crannog Centre is, Tel. 830588, Scotland's best watersports and activities centre, where you can try water-skiing, windsurfing, sailing, rafting, jet biking, river sledging, fishing, parascending, clay-pigeon shooting, hill walking and Nordic skiing.
You can hire bikes from Perthshire Mountain Bikes, Tel. 01887 830291.
Kenmore Hotels & Accommodation
There are hotels in Kenmore and down the valley in Aberfeldy. There are a few juicy self catering properties as well.
Boathouses which overlook Loch Tay are wonderful and in wonderful positions right on the water's edge on the loch. W: http://www.lochtay.co.uk/ or T: 07900 91 40 71. Otter and Dipper which sleep two are just dreamy!