KINROSS AND LOCH LEVEN
Bounded by hills Kinross enjoys a stunning setting at Perthshire's southern border. When you consider its close proximity to the splendour of the Perthshire Highlands, as well as Edinburgh St Andrews, Dunfermline and Stirling, it easy to understand why this area has established itself as an excellent touring destination.
Undoubtedly the main feature of this area is Loch Leven, the largest loch of the Scottish Lowlands. Declared a nature reserve in 1964 the Loch today is of international importance attracting around 15,000 geese every autumn.
Sitting peacefully on an islet in Loch Leven lies the enchanting Loch Leven Castle. Between April and October you can visit the the island by ferry and witness for yourself the historic scene of intrigue and romance. The Castle gained infamy when it acted as a prison for Mary Queen of Scots in 1567. Her dramatic escape by boat is one of Scotland's most romantic tales.
Kinross House built by Sir William Bruce is another example of the fine architecture of Kinross. Near Kinross are Balvaird Castle, Elcho Castle and much, much more. Walking, golfing and fishing all are to be found in abundance.
The Kinross area one of my favourite parts of Scotland. Not only is the town and local area very beautiful, but Kinross is ideally situated as a base location, within east driving distance to numerous other great Scottish sites.