Loch Tummel

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Loch Tummel

 

Though Loch Rannoch and Loch Tummel are usually mentioned in the same breath, the two lakes are

as different as could be. Loch Tummel is not as dramatic as Loch Rannoch and much smaller. Nevertheless, Loch Tummel is breathtakingly beautiful and completely Highland.

Loch Tummel is flanked by roads on both sides. The north side is much quicker to walk, and since it is higher and offers more panoramic views, it is therefore more scenic, most notably on the south west of Schiehallion.

Made popular by Queen Victoria in 1866, the Queen's View stands above a bluff which is pine-crowned and elevated above the Loch. But the more prosaic road to the south offers many pleasant scenic views

The northern side of the road along Loch Tummel is randomly arrayed with the sight of forts, duns, and cairn circles. The beautiful valley of Glen Fincastle’s cul-de-sac is located at the eastern end. It has a little church called the Caisteal Dubh just below a high-positioned dun near its mouth.

Sitting high to the north of the Loch is Fincastle House, a seat of a branch of the family of Stewarts in the 17th century. It was linked with the rebellion of 1745 and sits loftily to the north. Near the top of the glen are foot paths which lead you in several directions.