Queen's View
Queen's View
4.5
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  • Lottie917
    Belford, United Kingdom40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly Recommended and View is accessible to Prams and Wheelchairs
    Fantastic view point for clear pictures and videos of Loch Tummel. Suitable for prams and wheelchair access too. Only disappointment was the visitor centre wasn't open but that did not take away from the view.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 15, 2023
  • Nichola Siggers
    Nottingham, United Kingdom185 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breath-taking view, fit for a queen
    A must visit place if you are ever in Pitlochry. Fabulous scenery. We walked down to the loch side after taking photographs. The loch side is extremely serene, great for a bit of mindfulness. The walk down is steep so not suitable for everyone and gets your heart rate up on the way back up to the car park!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 2, 2023
  • e_garak
    Shetland Islands, United Kingdom198 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Splendid view point
    This view point is worth the bumpy ride. Very nice view over the lake...aahhhh....Loch! If it is crowded it might not be that pleasant. Large car park. The facilities were (unfortunately) closed until further notice. If in the area we would go again.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 6, 2023
  • holidaymaker2023
    Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning View
    Drove past here many times but never actually stopped until now. Wow - what a stunning view, great photo opportunities. It did help, that we were there on a lovely sunny day 😎 A must visit if you are in the area.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 5, 2023
  • Ros57
    90 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely view
    A gorgeous view and well worth the short walk to the viewing point. The parking ticket machine didn't have a facility to accept our national trust cards so we had to leave a note in our car to explain the absence of a parking ticket. More signage about this should be placed by the machine. it wasn't too crowed and we were able to take many photos.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 16, 2023
  • Katie P
    United Kingdom82 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful view
    Short walk on tarmac to the viewing area. Suitable for wheelchair users. Only a 10 minute drive from our stay in Tummel Valley holiday park. Parking charges applied during opening hours but cafe/visitors centre not open at present. Beautiful at sunset.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 7, 2023
  • Allan D
    Essex, United Kingdom6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome
    Whilst my friends were making their way to the viewing point I found the fantastic carving (looked like a Māori or tongan native with child ) I took photos from all angles. Unfortunately I could find no details or information, please help, you have it on your website. Many Thanks Allan Downey
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 12, 2023
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Meghann T
Dundee, UK271 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
I’d say this place lands somewhere between the ‘average’ and ‘very good rating.’ The walk from the car park to the viewpoint literally takes 5 mins so there isn’t very much to it, however the view once you’re up there is lovely. The cafe was really good-lovely baked potatoes and friendly staff who made us feel very comfortable with their social distancing and hygiene measures. There is also a nice little gift shop. However, I believe there is usually a parking charge (temporarily suspended due to Covid,) and I do feel it’s a bit cheeky to charge for parking when you could spend less than 15 minutes there if you don’t visit the cafe. It’s also in the middle of nowhere so perhaps take this into account before you make the trip. If you’re in the area then I’d definitely recommend a trip while the parking is free, but don’t think I’d bother once the charges are back in place.
Written August 12, 2020
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Teresa G
Woodhall Spa, UK8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
The Queen's View has been a family favourite of ours for decades, across four generations. So for me to leave a negative review, is a big deal. Yesterday's visit however regrettably merits it.

We arrived, paid the £2 car parking charge, and walked over to the visitor centre so that two of our party - one elderly - could use the loos, and we could all have a coffee after a long car journey and before going up to take in the view.

The visitor centre and restaurant were CLOSED. No advance warning on the website, no notices on the doors explaining why, nothing. Worst of all, no toilets which is no joke considering the centre's location i.e. miles from any alternative. Whilst deciding what to do (we left and drove to Pitlochry to try & find toilets there), I saw a few people relieving themselves as discreetly as possible in the trees (so not invisible). Just terrible!!

So we pay the £2 parking fee, then discover there are no facilities of any sort, then are dismayed to see others (adults and children) relieving themselves, then are forced to drive several miles to the nearest town to find toilets and food/drink facilities. I await with interest whether the responsible authority bothers to read and respond to this. They should.
Written August 11, 2021
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PThomas1985
Stourbridge, UK341 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
This is a nice place to stop if you are in the area, but it doesn't compare with some of the views you'll see further North and West in Scotland. As others have said, there's a decent-sized pay and display car park, and the viewing point is a short walk away. My trip disappointed a little, and that's because I got stuck behind a coach trip through the narrow lanes on the way there - that same coach trip stopped at Queen's View, so the viewing point itself ended up quite busy. Additionally, the toilets and cafe were closed that day due to staffing issues, so probably not worth the car park fee. Still nice to see if you are in the area though.
Written November 27, 2021
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Linda M
16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
A relatively easy short walk up the hill from the car park to the viewpoint, which even in the pouring rain was worth it. The view from the top is incredible and lovely to see whilst driving around the Pitlochry area. There is a gift shop, toilets and a cafe which was perfect for a cup of tea and a slice of Victoria sponge to dry off indoors. The place dealt really well with the covid restrictions and I was impressed by the service provided, this was one of the first places I felt was adapting really well and keeping staff and visitors safe in a comfortable manner. The tables were kept clean and separated with hand gel available on each table and table service from the two genetlemen who were running the place so smoothly.
Written October 14, 2020
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ob1knbxtrail
Edinburgh159 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Forestry Scotland should be ashamed of charging visitors £2 a pop for car parking here. Even £1 would more than recompense them for the little effort they are putting into running the site. No doubt they also profit from renting out the Cafe and Shop. Considering that this might be the first stop for many first time visitors to the sights of Perthshire, I find it truly embarrassing that a Scottish Government body should look to rip people off.

For a view just as good park up at Allean Forest for free. It is only a few hundred yards along the road.
Written August 19, 2021
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ScottishConnection
Hampshire, UK102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
This view just makes your heart sing and is not to be missed only six miles from Pitlochry. Utterly spectacular views - good for the soul. Superb cafe / restaurant at Visitor Centre and Covid precautions there were really impressive!
Written June 25, 2021
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Grays_on_Holiday
Derbyshire, UK882 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
A nice little stop-off - we visited on our way from Edinburgh to Inverness.

Nice, easy, short walk (2-3 minutes) from the carpark to the viewing area. A longer walk through the forest also there but we didn't do this one.

Check website if you plan to use the Visitors' Centre, toilets or cafe whilst here as it is closed on certain days. We visited on one of the days the visitor centre was closed but there were still a few cars and coaches in the carpark.

If in need of the toilet and closed here, head left out of the carpark towards Allean Forest where you will find some very basic but exceptionally clean toilet facilities.
Written September 4, 2022
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Kings and Queens London
London, UK763 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
This is a lovely view point few minutes drive out of town.it has an on site cafe/ toilets.The car park is £2 of free for blue badge holders.There are a couple of picnic tables next to car park.The actual view point is up a short path to the right side of the cafe ( many people seem to drive into car park and exit thinking the view is what you can see from the car park , namely mountains .The view was once visited by Queen Victoria but was believed to be given to Isabella , Queen of robert the Bruce …there is a small gift shop and Queen Victoria seat.Nice views of Loch tunnel and culin mountains
Written September 3, 2021
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RichardOldfield
Radcliffe on Trent, UK1,349 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
We wanted to see the much publicised ‘Queen’s View’. What they don’t tell you, until you’ve driven several miles, is that there’s a standard flat fee of £2 to park your car which is outrageous considering the walk is 150-200 yards, you look at the view and then return to your car.

I guess some people may go for a hike…I’m not sure, but for many it’s a quick stop but still £2.
Written September 26, 2021
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Rantin rover
Biggar, UK8,665 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
There are plenty of signs for "Queen's View" and we passed it multiple times whilst touring the area before finally succumbing to drop in. We have been here before and thought the view was nice but not exceptional for the area.

The National Trust for Scotland have a large car park (free to Members, small fee for others) however the Visitor Centre and shop was closed for redevelopment at the time of our visit. From the car park there is a short walk along sealed paths which leads to the view over Loch Tummel. There is also a small disabled parking area near to the view and a path accessible for wheelchairs.

It's only a few minutes stop and was apparently a favoured view by Queen Victoria hence the name.
Written November 8, 2022
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