Dramatic Perthshire with stunning lowland scenery
Settled on the shores of Loch Leven, the largest loch in the Scottish lowlands, the peaceful town of Kinross is surrounded by dramatic Scottish countryside. The town's high street is lined with quirky cafes and restaurants serving tasty local produce, while the grassy banks of Kirkgate Park offer fantastic views across the loch to Lochleven Castle.
Visit an infamous royal prison
Lochleven Castle sits on an islet at the centre of Loch Leven. It's best known as the prison where Mary Queen of Scots was held before her dramatic escape across the loch. Today, you can cross the loch by ferry to tour the 500-year-old castle. Learn all about the castle's rich history from the informative guides on site, and if the weather's good, take a picnic and settle on the banks for stunning views of the Scottish lowlands.
Walk the Heritage Trail
This 13-mile walking trail links Kinross with the RSPB Loch Leven nature reserve. It's the best way to explore the natural beauty of the area, from the marshes and woodland of the National Park to the variety of wildlife that settles by the loch. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Kinross? Travelodge Kinross M90 Hotel is easily accessible from the major road, while Travelodge Perth Central Hotel is a fantastic base to explore Perthshire.