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The Hermitage

Walk through towering Douglas firs to the folly of Ossian’s Hall, and gaze over the falls

Planning your visit

If you’d like a drink and something to eat, the takeaway café in the car park is open most days from April to October, and on some weekends and holidays in the winter months.

There are picnic tables in the car park.

The Pay & Display car park (free for members) is 1½ miles from Ossian’s Hall and the Black Linn Falls.

There are designated spaces for coaches in the top car park (the lower car park is unsuitable for coaches and 16-seater minibuses).

During the winter months the paths, car park and entry from the A9 are not treated for ice – so we urge people to take care.

For more information about planning your visit please see our frequently asked questions.

If you’d like to speak to us we can be contacted by email: or telephone 01350 728641.


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3G/4G coverage
Accessible parking
Coach parking
Dogs welcome
Free member parking
Hot drinks
Pay & Display
Self-guided trail

Opening times

The Hermitage
Current periodOpen all year, daily

Entry prices

The Hermitage
One adult family

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £50


  • There are disabled parking spaces in the lower car park. 
  • Disabled drivers may drive to Ossian's Hall along the track, but great care must be taken and parking is restricted.
  • Path surfaces vary but the ground is uneven and can be rocky, with slopes and steps.

We have an ongoing programme of accessible content development. Detailed accessibility guides for the most visited Trust places are available on our Accessibility pages as well as links to useful resources.

We’d love you to visit the Euan’s Guide website to review the accessibility of Trust places and tell us (and others) what’s good and where we need to do better.