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Crieff Visitor Centre

Muthill Road, Crieff PH7 4HQ, Scotland
+44 (0) 1764 654014
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Ranked #7 of 9 Attractions in Crieff
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Owner description: There really is something for everyone at Crieff Visitor Centre. A warm welcome, great food, space for the children to play, fantastic gifts, unique... more » Owner description: There really is something for everyone at Crieff Visitor Centre. A warm welcome, great food, space for the children to play, fantastic gifts, unique fashions and accessories, specialist homeware, viewing area for the Caithness Glass Factory, a Garden Centre packed with great ideas and plants, the Drovers exhibition and the Art Gallery and Antiques area. Located in the beautiful town of Crieff, surrounded by hills and countryside it’s perfect for exploring the area or perhaps enjoying a spot of retail therapy and great coffee with friends.•In the Garden & Plant Centre we have something for every garden and gardener, from shrubs and plants to tools, bird houses and ornaments and much more.•In our Gift shop and showrooms we sell beautiful gifts and souvenirs, fashions, outdoor clothing and accessories including jewellery, shoes and handbags. There’s also music and books as well as speciality whiskies and other Scottish Gifts. •This is home to the famous Caithness Glass where you can buy a range of quality glassware and paperweights and also view the craftsmen and women at work in the factory next door. You can even make your own paperweight!•Next door there is an excellent little Tartan Shop and Art Gallery and Antiques area for those interested in the finer things in life.•A visit to the centre would not be complete without stopping off at our Drover’s Restaurant where we serve fresh local produce cooked on the premises by our skilled chefs. Here you can enjoy the very best in Scottish cuisine from a simple cup of tea with one of our delicious homemade cakes to a full mouth-watering meal.•And finally there is the Drover’s Exhibition which follows the Lives and Times of the Highland Drovers - very relevant locally as the Crieff October Tryst (market) was the centre of the droving trade in the 18th and early 19th centuries. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We spent a couple of hours here when it was raining. The glass blowing/making area is excellent. The twins were mesmerized as they watched the glass objects/paper weights being made.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Driving through Crieff on way to another attraction and saw this place so pulled over. Couple of nice shops (glass shop very interesting) cafe and even a garden centre.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Located at the southern end of the town on the Muthill Road Crieff Visitor Centre is like most other similar "Tourist Attractions". Purpose built it serves no useful purpose other than a shop and cafe with the usual scottish fayre. Food mediocre, prices on the high side for everything. Toilets not recommended as frequently used by all the bus tours... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Stopped by the visitors centre on a drive the other week and really enjoyed the glass blowing area where we had the opportunity to make our own paperweights which was fun. We then visited the gift shop and stopped for a cup of tea in the café which was very pleasant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

There's a good variety of places to browse. The main shop and the Plant Centre are well stocked and have a good variety of items. The Glass showroom and viewing room are very interesting. There's also a small Antiques room, with a large stock of vintage jewellery. Worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

this was a great place to visit, lots to do and lovely eating place. christmas shop amazing. Loved the glass blowing, antique shop and scottish shop.

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I'm married to another Caithness paperweight collector, and it was fascinating to see how the paperweights are made - very skilful in the heat. We are planning to go back and make one ourselves the next time we are nearby. Sandwiches in the care were huge.

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Crieff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

We had a nice relaxed breakfast at the Crieff Visitors Centre a couple of weeks ago - good choice of food, excellent coffee & all good value for money

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I have been collecting Caithness paperweights since my first trip to Scotland so was grateful to make the detour to Crieff to see the glass being made. Fascinated by the technique and craftsmanship as the staff handmake beautiful paperweights. You can watch them work and occasionally they will chat to you and explain what they are doing. There is also... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Good shop (usual tartan, whiskey, shortbread etc), friendly staff, clean toilets, big café/restaurant, plenty of parking.

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