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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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Wallaroo
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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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Derry, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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

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scotland uk
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Looks like the centre overall has seen better days the shop area is ok, but not that inspiring, the coffee shop looked busy but not all that welcoming, the antiques and collectibles area was quite good but the highlight here is definately the glass factory which is worth seeing. Nice little garden centre out the back but pottery closed -... More

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Staveley, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We called in here for a stop off on our way further north. I had a pot of tea and one of the best scones I have ever had with jam and cream, my husband had coffee and cake and enjoyed them too. We found the staff very pleasant, they were very friendly and actually smiled which is a rarity... More

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W Yorks
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Went here on a wet day and I would recommend it for families. We ate lunch in Crieff where there was a good choice of interesting places to eat and had a bit of a wander round before the heavens opened. Enjoyed ice cream cones from a sweet shop and spent a good few minutes trying to find 2 sugar... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Nice small visitors centre with garden centre. No hagis to buy though, which was a bit disappointing, but a nice selection of gifts.

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Crieff visitor centre offers a lot more than a typical "tourist Centre" with a restaurant which offers a good variety of hot cooked and cold food, albeit a little expensive; a gift shop and the Caithness Glass shop and viewing area. I could stay and watch the skilled glass people all day - I wish they would provide chairs for... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was a nice way to kill a bit of time. Staff were very helpful and pointed us in the right direction to some other local attractions

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Coatbridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Thought we could spend sometime here before going on into Crieff. It took less than 20mins to walk round. Found it quite expensive and left without buying anything. It is free I certainly would not like to pay . It is OK for a toilet stop

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Being a regular visitor to Crieff Visitor Centre I was totally stunned to read the reports made by Tracyanne, Ik153 and 810Pamela. In my opinion their words are totally untrue, What do you people expect. I know it is not in the same market as Gleneagles or is this what those people expect but just can't afford it. I am... More

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Stuart M, Owner at Crieff Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thank you Matt N for all your supportive and helpful comments. We do try to offer a wide variety of stock in all departments and a restaurant menu to suit all ages and tastes. Thankfully a huge proportion of comments made about our centre are positive, with yours being added to the list! More

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