Sweeping views, delicious food and a spot of retail therapy at the heart of Tay Forest Park

Queen's View Visitor Centre

A royally rewarding retreat

Queen's View lies at the heart of Highland Perthshire, and it's the area's most popular visitor attraction. Just one look is enough to tell you why.

When Queen Victoria visited in 1866, she assumed that the sweeping view west along Loch Tummel was named after her – but she was wrong. We think the view was really named after Isabella, the first wife of Robert the Bruce, who lived more than 500 years earlier.

Today, you too can enjoy views fit for a queen – along with a nice cup of tea at the café. Pick out some gifts at the well-stocked shop and relax before exploring the nearby forests.

Find out more about the Queen's View and the surrounding area with our guide to the Forest Park.

Parking (charge) Easy-access facilities Toilets Cafe or refreshments Shop Walking Viewpoint

Refreshing the view

We worked hard to revamp the Queen's View Visitor Centre, and the new centre opened its doors in June 2014.

Access the view

The viewpoint is just 200 metres from the car park, along a tarmac track. The path has a gentle slope, and is suitable for wheelchairs and buggies.

Opening hours

The cafe and visitor centre is open daily 10am-4pm.

Car parking charges

It's £2 to park here all day. Find out about pay parking.

Walking trails

Cycling trails

Mountain biking trails

Contact: Tay Forest District

Address: Inverpark, Dunkeld

Postcode: PH8 0JR

Telephone: 01350 727284


How to get here

Take the B8019 west of Pitlochry. Queens View is about 7 miles (11 km) from the town. The entrance to the car park is at grid reference NN 864 598.

Using SatNav?

PH16 5NR is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

You can catch a bus to Queen's View from Pitlochry, which takes about 15 minutes. Check Traveline Scotland for times and fares.

Nearby places

If you'd like to do a bit more than just stretch your legs, nearby Allean forest is only ½ mile (800 metres) from Queen's View. There are two waymarked trails through the forest with inspiring views.

At Grandtully you can travel back in time at a Pictish hill fort, or see where foresters first learned their skills at Faskally forest.

Perthshire’s Big Tree Country has details of more exceptional woodlands in this leafy corner of Scotland.

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