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Ossian's Hall

Dunkeld, Scotland
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Ranked #5 of 17 Attractions in Dunkeld
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Built for the second Duke of Atholl in 1758 and restored in 1953, this folly sits on a rocky outcrop overlooking the turbulent Black Linn Fall, which affords fine views of the distant woodlands.
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We recently got married in Ossian's Hall, and had the most wonderful day. The hall is just a short walk from the car park along a riverside path, and the views are beautiful. From the balcony of the hall you can watch the salmon leaping up the Black Linn waterfall. We can't wait to see our official photographs from the... More

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Southern Nevada
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

In the mid-1700s or thereabouts, the duke of Atholl built a summer house and planted a forest, built a bridge and a building (Ossian's Hall) from which to gaze at Black Linn Falls. Today, the wood is a nice, quiet place to dwell, the waterfall soothes the soul and the whole area is known as The Hermitage. Well worth a... More

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Fredericton, Canada
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169 reviews 169 reviews
44 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The walk to Ossian's hall is gently uphill through a lovely forest along side the river with rapids and small falls is about 3/4 of a mile until you reach Ossian's Hall where there is a narrow gorge, a larger waterfall and a beautiful old stone bridge. It is very peaceful and relaxing. The Hall itself is very interesting but... More

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Kesgrave, United Kingdom
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64 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Nice enough viewpoint. Overlooking a small falls on the river Braan, part of the Hermitage woodlands area. The Braan walk takes in all the best parts of this rather pleasant woodland.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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99 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Lovely walk of a few hundred yards alongside the River Braan brings you to this "folly", which is set into the hillside overlooking the raging falls below. Popular spot for wedding pictures. Very scenic. By continuing on the "Braan Path" you can complete a lovely circular walk of about 4 miles, encompassing all that is good in rural Scotland. Well... More

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Sebring, Florida
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206 reviews 206 reviews
40 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Ossian's Hall is like nothing I've ever seen. It was such a surprise to come upon it while having a stroll through one of the most beautiful woods I've ever seen. The water falls viewed from above was stunning. Scotland is full of amazing natural beauty and this was a prime example. The Scottish pines loomed over the trail and... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Brilliant, well worth the gradual uphill walk of perhaps 20 minutes unless you stop to take photos en route - which you will!. The hall overlooks a roaring, spraying amazing waterfall. Small but beautiful stone monument to past times with an fantastic vista.

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Largs, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Amazing small but well cared for viewpoint over some of the most dramatic falls and white water anywhere.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Hard to tell you about the clever effect of the sliding door without spoiling it if you haven't been but it has been created thoughtfully.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

One of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Scotland. It's worth the walk from Dunkeld to see the water thundering down the waterfall from Ossian's Hall. It's a must see if you are visiting tha area. It would make a fabulous tv or movie location. Natural beauty at its best!

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