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“Never disappointing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ossian's Hall

Ossian's Hall
Dunkeld, Scotland
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Ranked #4 of 13 attractions in Dunkeld
Type: Historic Sites
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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.
North Essex, U.K.
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“Never disappointing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Whenever we visit Perthshire, we walk here. I have known it from a child and it never disappoints. Sometimes you get less water (as it was earlier this month) but other times the falls can be thundering through, below the Hall - as it was in April. It is owned by the National Trust for Scotland and there is a car parking fee - which we never mind paying. Free, of course, if you are members!

There are numerous walks - too many to mention here. Pick up a walks leaflet at most local tourist boards. Look out for notices though because the woods are working woods and sometimes tracks are shut off.

Close to the Hall, there is a notice board which identiies a "stately Douglas fir" that measure at "64.5 metres/ 212ft". They sometimes state "one of the tallest trees in Britain" - whereas it was once quoted as the tallest.

Anyway .... always worth a visit and it is a level walk from the car park to the Hall and it's viewing platform.

Visited October 2013
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Livingston, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

A beautiful place for a lovely family walk to Ossians Hall and the waterfall is really awesome!!!!!!!!!

Visited October 2013
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Not the first visit to the hermitage,the gradual walk from Dunkeld ,you go under the bridge in Dunkeld,along the side of the river Tay. Then go under the A9 into Inver from there you go to the car park,where you can have a coffee,or an ice cream,before following the river Braan towards Ossians Hall

Visited September 2013
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Dunblane, United Kingdom
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“The trees are fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

It's the trees that make it for me. Enormously tall Douglas Firs in abundance, including IIRC the tallest in the UK. The walk along the River Braan is lovely in all seasons, lots of interesting plants to be seen.

Ossian's Hall is an interesting novelty - when we went last it had obviously been refurbished since our last visit (which was ages ago ...).

When we visited there were some super ice creams on sale, and I believe there were toilets at the car park. Beware of the turn on and off the A9!

Visited August 2013
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“An easy walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The Hermitage Walk will take you to Ossians Hall, a very easy flat walk till you come to this small room that hangs out over the falls. A good look out to the falls and photographs point. You push the door open and then through the glass doors to the balcony. Take care with small children and small dogs. Get to the Hermitage off the A9, sign marked The Hermitage. Park the car at the lower carpark and take the left path under the bridge.. walk along till you come to Ossians Hall and then continue the walk to Ossians cave and the path will then take you in a loop back to the carpark. You can take as long as you want, to continue the walk past Ossians cave to make the walk more than an hour, or you can walk briskly along the loop for less than a hour, it's up to you and your level of activity.

Visited August 2013
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