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Ossian's Hall

Address: Dunkeld, Scotland
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Ranked #4 of 17 things to do in Dunkeld
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Built for the second Duke of Atholl in 1758 and restored in 1953, this folly sits on a rocky...
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Ossian's Hall is only one, albeit impressive, part of an easy woodland walk around The Hermitage, near Dunkeld. In February the banks at each side of the are peppered with clumps of snowdrops beneath towering trees. The level path winds parallel to the banks of the River Braan, allowing glimpses of the rocky route the river takes. Ossian's Hall is... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne UK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Generally I like my nature just as it comes but I have to take my hat off to whoever has managed this piece of nature for the pleasure of visitors. One approaches a set of doors, enters a space with Celtic style drawings on the walls and passes through another set of (quite soundproofing) doors to be overtaken by the... More 

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Nairn, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Ossian's Hall was a lovely surprise while walking through "The Hermitage", Mature woodland with with well marked trails. Ossian's Hall is credible piece of architecture that takes full advantage of view towards the waterfall. I can understand why weddings have taken place here. There is also a stone built next to the hall that unfortunately for safety reasons can no... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Dramatic views of the waterfall as part of a short woodland walk. I defy anybody who has a camera with them not to take a photo from the viewing balcony.

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 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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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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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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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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133 helpful votes 133 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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108 helpful votes 108 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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