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Ossian's Hall

Dunkeld, Scotland
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Built for the second Duke of Atholl in 1758 and restored in 1953, this folly sits on a rocky outcrop overlooking the turbulent Black Linn Fall, which affords fine views of the distant woodlands.
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Dunkeld, Scotland
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Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

This a beautiful walk to do be it with a dog, loved ones or on your own and the viewing spot really allows you to marvel at the falls

Thank Jag1987gb
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Always worth popping into this wee folly to admire the magnificent Black Linn Falls from the viewing platform when you're taking a walk through the Hermitage (or if you need to take refuge when it starts raining!). The falls are best after it's been raining...More

Thank kayinembra
Reviewed 6 June 2016

This is a small building with a viewing gallery right above a spectacular rocky waterfall. Would definitely recommend visiting this along with the entire Hermitage walk if you're around.

Thank Vlad S
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Started at the car park with complete inability for the French to buy a car park ticket, and unable to read the sign that directed people to the other machine. So we knew it would be fun when they were faced with two doors entrance...More

Thank kkkaarreenn
Reviewed 2 June 2016

I first became aware of this area in the early '70s and the Hermitage home of Ossian's Hall has been a firm favourite since. The updated version I believe is very popular for weddings and all manner of celebrations but for me it is the...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Well worth the great short walk from Dunkeld in a spectacular setting. The water falls are a spectacular site from the veranda. Definitely a folly of unusual design and position.

Thank David S
Reviewed 25 March 2016

This is just a small folly, but despite the door looking like the stonework, and seeming shut, it is worth the time spent to push in to this small chapel-like building. The sound of the waterfalls will increase, and once you get your space on...More

Thank DavidC856
Reviewed 18 March 2016

It is a surprise to find this unusual feature as part of the Hermitage close to Dunkeld. The unique building allows visitors to have a special view of the falls and provides great photo opportunities.

Thank Ronnie S
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Great walk from Dunkeld over the bridge on right hand side of the road, around by the doctors surgery and football parks, go under the under pass of the A9 head through Inver pass the caravan park, into the hermitage and up through the woods...More

Thank Peggysue93
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

How do you put into words this magnificent place? After a lovely walk you come across the big door leading to an atmospheric room beyond whch lie the glass doors onto the balcony. You can hear the roar of the river in full spate crashing...More

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7 July 2017|
Response from Philip H | Reviewed this property |
Yes done bridge is next to it and the falls. guess that it's approximately 500m from car park. Hope that helps you& that you enjoy your visit.