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  Killin  Heritage Trail The  Natural   Meeting  Place Stained glass window detail, St Fillan’sGray Street, looking West The Falls of Dochart and Gray Street   How to meet the village Welcome to Killin – The Natural Meeting Place  From glens and lochs, woods and mountains, many routes meet here. Two powerful rivers – the Dochart and the Lochay –  fl  ow beside the village and join beyond it. ‘The windings of these rivers through the plain at the end of the lake, and the surrounding hills, in many parts skirted with wood, serve to render the situation of the village both  picturesque and pleasant.’ So wrote the parish minister, back in the 1790s. More than two centuries later, Killin’s setting is still super   b, but so is the village itself. Take time to explore it, and Killin will reward you, both with details of its buildings and broader pictures from its lore, history and opportunities for enjoyment.The Killin Heritage Trail is easy to follow, mostly along the line of Main Street and Manse Road. If you like, you could take a longer loop to make a circuit. Use the map here as a guide. Buildings and other stone structures give the framework for the tour. They can help you to see how the village developed, and how – in a very real sense – it’s a place deep-rooted in the local landscape.The circles on the map show the trail route, the larger circles indicate interpretation panels. It doesn’t matter where you join the trail, the important thing is to appreciate the many things that the village can offer, whether in its architecture, history or the places where  you can eat, shop or stay.  Main Street    Enjoy Killin – The Natural Meeting Place Killin is at the heart of Breadalbane – the beautiful ‘High Country’ of Alba, ancient kingdom of Scotland. Use the village as a base, and you’ll also have plenty of possibilities for exploring the wider land, woods and waters of Breadalbane. There are way-marked routes, a paths lea fl et and opportunities to hire bikes, canoes and other sports equipment.Explore the village in the present; discover clues to its past; make plans to return.   M A   N  S  E   R O A   D    D  E  T Fingal’sStoneFalls of Dochart Clan Mcnabburial ground McLarenHallBreadalbanePark  KEY   Heritage Trail Trail Panels Toilets Parking  Glen Dochart   On a Sunday, listen  Villagers have been familiar with the ring of the Killin and Ardeonaig Parish Church bell since the 17th century. The bell was cast in 1632 by Robert Hog, one of a family of bell-founders based in Edinburgh and Stirling. For more than a hundred years, it rang from the previous church, which was sited in the old burial ground to the north-east of the Killin Hotel. A neat ‘birdcage belfry’ perches at the top of the eight-sided structure which is the church’s oldest part. This was built in 1744, and extensions, including the rectangular section with the main door, were added in the 1830s. The ancient Healing Stones of St. Fillan are now located in the church. By tradition the layer of river wrack on which the stones are bedded is changed every Christmas Eve. Cue galloping hooves and jangling keys: the nearby Killin Hotel is where the Streethouse Inn once stood, on the old Aberfeldy to Tyndrum coaching route. This was also once the location of a Sheriff Court and jail. A ring to it  Around the old village square  A quartet of interesting buildings sits at the eastern end of the village. Together, they span nearly four hundred years. They can help you to think of different times here, not just in mental pictures, but in sounds.  Killin and Ardeonaig Parish Church
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