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.
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.
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.
Mountain biking trails
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.
PH16 5NR is the nearest postcode.
You can catch a bus to Queen's View from Pitlochry, which takes about 15 minutes. Check Traveline Scotland for times and fares.
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.
Perthshire’s Big Tree Country has details of more exceptional woodlands in this leafy corner of Scotland.
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