Kinnoull Tower is a folly built in the eighteenth century, by Thomas Hay, 9th Earl of Kinnoull. On his Grand Tour of Europe, Kinnoull saw a similarity between the mountainous landscape along the Rhine and the rocky outcrops on his estate near Perth. On his return, to achieve a similar effect, he built a modest castle on the highest point of Kinnoull Hill, with its tower overlooking the River Tay. The tower is now a Category B listed structure. There is lots of easy parking, all well signposted. There are also lots of signposted trails and walks, all with varying degrees of difficulty. There's quite a bit to see and do on the hill and you can easilly spend a whole day up there so take some food and drink for a pleasant day out.
Some notes of caution!!!
If taking dogs/kids please be very aware that some of the paths have very sheer cliffs and no fencing,it can therefore be very dangerous. It is also just outside Perth Airport FRZ so be mindful of other aircraft.
Land owner permission not required.
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