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The Hermitage

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

Things to do


Group visits are welcome – please contact the ranger service on 01350 728641 if you would like to book a guided tour for your group.


Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife as you walk beside the River Braan – you might even spot signs of beavers. Look up and you could see red squirrels darting about in the tree tops.

In autumn, surround yourself in a woodland of blazing colours and watch salmon leaping up the falls as they head to spawning grounds further along the river.


Follow in the footsteps of past notable visitors including William Wordsworth, Queen Victoria, Mendelssohn and J M W Turner as you wander through this magnificent landscape.

An attractive 1½-mile woodland trail leads though towering Douglas firs to the folly of Ossian’s Hall, which overlooks the spectacular Black Linn Falls. Nearby is another folly, Ossian’s Cave.

Explore Ossian's Cave and look out for the totem pole hidden in the woods, which was carved from a Douglas fir by three native Canadians from the Squamish Nation of Vancouver.

Walk amongst giants! The Douglas firs here are among the tallest trees in Britain.

Breathe in the earthy woodland and tang of pine needles as you wander along the banks of the River Braan. For a longer walk, link up to one of the trails in the Dunkeld Path Network.

Path surfaces vary but the ground is uneven and can be rocky, with slopes and steps.


This is the perfect location for a wedding ceremony with a difference. The Hermitage is a place of outstanding beauty and breathtaking views, with towering Douglas firs, lush foliage, rushing rivers and tumbling waterfalls – all evoking romance, mystery and legendary tales – please see our venue hire pages for more information.