St. Fillans is a beautiful, picturesque, conservation village .
St. Fillans is a beautiful, picturesque, conservation village situated within Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
St Fillans itself is a popular location for fishing, while on the opposite, southern shore of the loch at Ardtrostan is an extensive marina. One of the best places from which to enjoy the views along the loch is the excellent Four Seasons Hotel, near the west end of the village, which offers outstanding food.
THINGS TO DO & PLACES TO SEE:
- AQUILA ECOLOGY: Based in the beautiful surroundings of St Fillans, Perthshire, Aquila Ecology offers customer focused wildlife tours, walks, training and advice.
- LOCH EARN WATERSPORTS CENTRE: Set on the south side of loch Earn, they have everything you need for an action packed day. From wake boarding and kneeboarding, to waterskiing and high speed inflatable rides. They also offer SUP and boat rides if you’d prefer the lighter side of action. A great family day out.
- ‘THE BEITHIR’S LAIR’ PLAY PARK, SAINT FILLANS: Nestled in a beautiful setting, this Play Park inspires visitors both young and old.enjoy quality ‘family time’ tracking footprints to a secret entrance of the Faeries’ underground kingdom, identify animal paw prints, tell the time using a giant sundial or crack the code carved in ancient Ogham.
- BLISS TRAIL OF ART AND ARCHITECTURAL INSTALLATIONS: The BLiSS trail – created by Loch Earn Tourism Information (LETi) – is an eclectic mix of fun roadside art and architectural installations to find and follow all year round. Stop and smile at metal, mirror, wicker, wood and other sculptures by Scottish artists Look out for the two #ScenicRoutes architectural installations as well as quirky extras like; a totem pole, Airliephant, Red phone box book exchange, clan tartan fish and more.
- ST FILLANS VILLAGE PATHS: The St Fillans path network gives access to a variety of landscapes, from woodland to riverside, open hill to lochside. They offer magnificent views over Loch Earn and the surrounding hills.The area surrounding St Fillans supports active forestry and farming communities and is therefore a working environment.
PLACES TO EAT & DRINK:
- LOCH EARN BREWERY, HOTEL AND VISITOR CENTRE: The brewery’s ”Tap” bar – a real snug of a bar nestles to the back of the hotel. Wooden floor, wood burning stove, cosy feel and of course superb ales from the Arran Brewery – on draught will includes Clyde Puffer, award winning Arran Blonde and Red Squirrel.You will be able to sip your pot of tea, green, black or flavoured or of course Cappuccino, Latte or good old filter coffee whilst relaxing in the suntrap of the coffee shop – fresh cakes, buns and other goodies will help you linger over the glorious vista.
- LOCHVIEW RESTAURANT AT ACHRAY HOUSE: Lochview Restaurant at Achray House is a two AA rosette culinary experience where our top priority is welcoming all in a relaxed setting, offering exceptional food. A charming setting of the rolling hills reflecting off the settled Loch, a cosy open fire burning in the colder months with an electric navy and gold decor, we are very much a restaurant with a view! Indulge in contemporary tasting menus using classical French techniques, or perhaps some more refined classic dishes is your thing. Either way, each ingredient is prepared with thought, skill and brought to you by our friendly team.
- SEASONS VIEW: Head Chef Ian Rainbird continues developing a menu that is both accessible and aspirational, creative but familiar and available for all to try. Critical to this is local provenance, so the best of local suppliers has been sourced to supply the freshest of ingredients.