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The Hermitage

Getting here

The Hermitage is 2 miles west of Dunkeld.
Address The Hermitage near Dunkeld, Perthshire

Heading north along the A9 from Dunkeld, the Hermitage car park is signposted to the left.

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Opening times

The Hermitage

Current period1 Jan–31 Dec, daily

Entry prices

The Hermitage
Car park

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £4.65

Planning your visit

We want you to enjoy your visit to the Hermitage – your safety is our priority. This means we’ve had to make some changes so that we can keep everyone safe. Please read our Guide on what to expect before you set off as well as our Top 10 tips for visiting countryside places.

The nearest public toilets are in Dunkeld in the council car park beyond Telford Bridge.

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

Even if it appears slow, the River Braan has a fast-flowing current, as well as the Black Linn Falls, and the large rocks are often slippery so please take care at the water’s edge and keep to the footpaths. Please ensure dogs are kept on leads in these areas for their own safety.

During your visit you may see coins in tree stumps or even living trees. Please don’t do this as it’s damaging the trees and can poison other wildlife.

Please note that Ossian’s Hall will be closed during certain times when the site is booked for a wedding. Please check our Facebook page for these dates prior to your arrival.

For all thrill-seekers there are also multiple local companies that organise activities such as quad biking, clay pigeon shooting and even bungee jumping.

You can arrange a private tour of the Hermitage with a ranger.

Please see our drop-down Facilities below for helpful information about planning your visit. For more information about planning your visit please see our frequently asked questions.

Facilities & access

  • 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.

3G/4G coverage
  • 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.
Bike route
Buggy access

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

Dogs are welcomed at the Hermitage as long as they are kept under control at all times. Echoes of gunfire from clay pigeon shooting can occasionally be heard in certain areas. If your dog is spooked by these noises please ensure they are kept on a lead. Please note that during wedding events on the site you may be asked to put your dog on a lead.

The Pay & Display car park (£3 per vehicle, free for members) is 1½ miles from Ossian’s Hall and the Black Linn Falls.

Please note that essential works from Network Rail will result in the loss of around half the car park spaces at the Hermitage. These works begin on Monday 23 May and are expected to last for 15 weeks. We ask all visitors to park carefully and not to park on the side of the A9 if the car park is full. Alternative parking can be found in Dunkeld, 1.5 miles away.

Self-guided trail