• Summer at Killiecrankie
    Summer at Killiecrankie© Penny van Millingen
  • Relaxing on the river at Killicrankie
    Relaxing on the river at Killicrankie© Penny van Millingen
  • Red Squirrel feeding
    Red Squirrel feeding© Laurie Campbell
  • The River Garry in Summer
    The River Garry in Summer© Penny van Millingen
  • Autumn on the River Garry
    Autumn on the River Garry© The National Trust for Scotland

The Pass of Killiecrankie is a magnificent wooded gorge with the River Garry flowing along its base. The Battle of Killiecrankie, the major event in the first of the Jacobite uprisings, was fought nearby.

The Visitor Centre, on the east side of the Pass, tells both the story of the rich natural history of the Pass and the story of the battle.

On 27 July 1689 the peace and tranquility of this beautiful gorge was shattered when the first shots in the Jacobite cause were fired.

One soldier escaped by making a spectacular jump across the River Garry at the spot now known as Soldier's Leap.

The Visitor Centre features 'hands-on' natural history exhibits, models and maps of the battle. Also, see nesting birds at close range.

Take a Highland Fling! Visit the Bungee Jump Scotland website.

Trust places nearby

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Opening times & Prices

01 Jun
  • Visitor Centre: 10.00 - 17.00
  • Site: all year daily
Opening times are for today Use the buttons to change date or see all dates in calendar.
The small footbridge at Trooper's Den in the Pass of Killiecrankie, by the viaduct, has been washed away. Please use the roadside path to/from Killiecrankie Visitor Centre
Please note the green footbridge across the River Garry, at the South end of the Pass of Killiecrankie, is closed until further notice due to landslides. Diversions in place
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  • Admission is free, but visitors are encouraged to support our work by joining or making a donation.

Gradings & Awards

  • The Green Tourism Award - Gold
  • Scottish Tourist Board - 3 Star