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Address: Dunkeld, Scotland
Description: 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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A feat of bygone civil engineering

Never fails to impress, this hall was built when it would have been a real feat of civil engineering, gets you right on top of the falls, you can only look down and marvel. Tip... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Never fails to impress, this hall was built when it would have been a real feat of civil engineering, gets you right on top of the falls, you can only look down and marvel. Tip, get somone to walk a bit further on to take a photo of you in the hall.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Ossians Hall is part of the Hermitage Walk. It is set in spectacular surroundings amongst towering Douglas Fir trees. The "hall" itself is built precariously over the waterfalls, which can be viewed via the balcony through the hall. A footbridge goes over the river at this point but is closed at the other side due to land slip which took... More 

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North Essex, U.K.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Ossian's Hall at 'The Hermitage' is the best place to view the River Braan's Black Linn Falls. It overlooks the Falls and they are always amazing - more so after rain or snow melt - and the latter contributed to what we found there at the end of February. It's a place close to my heart but, sentimentality aside, Ossian's... More 

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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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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 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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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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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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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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Address: Address: Dunkeld, Scotland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Perth and Kinross  >  Dunkeld

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