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Address: Dunkeld, Scotland
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Built for the second Duke of Atholl in 1758 and restored in 1953, this...

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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Magnificent

How do you put into words this magnificent place? After a lovely walk you come across the big door leading to an atmospheric room beyond whch lie the glass doors onto the balcony... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Jeff U
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

How do you put into words this magnificent place? After a lovely walk you come across the big door leading to an atmospheric room beyond whch lie the glass doors onto the balcony. You can hear the roar of the river in full spate crashing through the gorge. You are on the viewing balcony and feel you are in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

This is a great destination to walk or cycle to and to see the power of Mother Nature from. Anyone visiting the Dunkeld area must visit here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

From the parking lot of the hermitage it is just a small walk upto Ossian's hall. From here the views on the Black Linn falls are breath taking. Noisy and wet, I imagine the observationpoint to be crowded in the summer months. In autumn there are not many toerists around and the autumn colors just add to the experience

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Kuching, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

I just simply love it here. I manage to take the best picture of my whole trip of Scotland here. This hall is basically opens up and you are able to walk out and take pictures of the waterfall.

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Coatbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I hadn't heard about this before until my husband explained it to me so I was very glad to visit it and read about its history. The viewing chamber was spectacular looking down on the waterfalls

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Peterhead , Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

This is well worth a visit when down near the Hermitage. There are spectacular views across the waterfalls and plenty photo taking opportunities.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This has to be seen to be believed really. The Hall itself is a beautiful little building and has been well looked after and renovated by the National Trust, with artwork and Gaelic poetry (with translations) on the walls. The situation is spectacular, jutting out over the Falls of Braan. Once seen, never forgotten! This is a truly beautiful place.

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Norwich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Loved our trip to the Hermitage. Well worth the walk Views of the falls are amazing. Brilliant views! Dog friendly. Weather was lovely on the day. Can imagine with rain this could be muddy and slippery

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

It is not that far from the car park (15 minutes). We went early and it was quiet (10AM). As we were leaving the car park the tour buses arrived which spoiled the peace and quiet. Lovely view from the Hall. A nice walk for an hour and a half out your day.

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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

A very impressive view, which shows the power the river has at all times of the year. Excellent whilst incorporating the Hermitage Walk.

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