Loch Leven is a favourite for anglers, famous for it’s own breed of brown trout plus it is noted for it’s wildlife including the thousands of geese and wildfowl which visit here each year. On the south side of the loch we have the RSPB’s nature reserve Vane Farm, a bird sanctuary where you can view the abundance of bird life that abounds here as well as get familiar with the areas local herd of Highland Cows!
Loch Leven is a stunning sight and also famous for Castle Island ( which can be visited using the regular ferry boat from the pier in Kinross ). It was in this castle that Mary Queen of Scots was kept prisoner until her audacious escape dressed as a servant in 1568. The loch and the castle are unique and a ‘must see’ for visitors to Park House and this stunning area.
The ‘Round the Loch’ walk totals 12 miles which is a good days walking however it can be done in sections plus you can take a welcome well deserved break at one of the restaurants and cafe’s en route. The path round the loch is mostly level as well as barrier free for walkers, cyclists and wheelchair users. Free to use mobility scooters are available from the pier plus there is a local cycle hire available from nearby town of Kinross.
The surrounding area provides a wealth of sightseeing and walks for all ages and abilities, other activities and places of interest abound in the area and our village of Kinnesswood is ideally situated for touring this beautiful and relatively undiscovered corner of Scotland with stunning views and breathtaking sunsets.
Places of Interest
Park House, Kinnesswood is ideally located as a touring base with numerous places of interest within a 40 minuets drive and over 100 golf courses within 1 hours travel including :-
Falkland Palace and the picturesque village of Falkland
Gleneagles Hotel and golf course, fabulous for afternoon tea and an area of great natural beauty.
The Falkirk wheel, an amazing engineering feat and while your there view the Kelpies ( a huge stunning steel piece of art to working horses )
The Secret Bunker which will transport you back to the war time 40’s an eye opening and interesting place to visit.
The Wallace monument the stunning memorial to William Wallace and steeped in Scottish history.
Edinburgh, Scotland’s beautiful and historic capital city and of course Edinburgh Castle.
Dundee, the city of Discovery where you can visit the famous ship and see how the mariners lived.
Perth, the gateway to the highlands and a beautiful city.
Stirling, visit the iconic and imposing Stirling Castle and discover it’s history.
Dunfermline, with it’s Abbey, parks and buildings some built or gifted by Andrew Carnegie.
St. Andrews, the Home of Golf, Universities, and the ruins of it’s Castle are definitely worth visiting !
Fife Coastal Path, which runs from Kincardine to Tayport where you can visit the quaint costal villages of St. Monans, Pittenweem, Crail, Anstruther are all well worth a visit and make a great day out ending in the unmissable and famous St. Andrews with it’s many historic and beautiful buildings. This area has an abundance of award winning beaches as well as many fine restaurants offering true Scottish fare as well as traditional Fish and Chips.
At the end of the day you can look forward to relaxing in our tranquil garden or have a glass of wine our breeze house, enjoy the piece and quiet as well as the views.