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We look forward to welcoming you this summer. To enjoy your visit safely please plan ahead, follow local signage and park considerately.

Queen's View Visitor Centre

Where we are

COVID-19 update

Enjoy your visit safely:

  • Read our Covid-19 Information in advance of your visit.
  • Most of our forests and facilities are open, but use our website to check before you travel.
  • Do not light campfires or use disposable barbecues.
  • Park considerately, taking care not to park on verges or block gates or roads.

Latest forest information

  • Queen's View Café and shop are now open 7 days a week. 
  • Due to staffing issues the Café will operate a limited menu on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays. Please call the Café for more information 01796 474188
  • Due to staffing issues the opening days for Queen's View Café may be subject to change and the Café will operate a limited menu.  Please check the Queen's View Visitor Centre Facebook pages for up to date information. 

About

Highland Perthshire's most iconic view

Queen's View lies at the heart of Highland Perthshire and is 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 from our café. Pick out some gifts at the well-stocked shop and relax before exploring the nearby forests.

Guide map to Tay Forest Park (PDF 5.6MB)

Visit Scotland four star award     Green Tourism award silver     Visit Scotland Taste Our Best award 2018-2019

Facilities and access

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

Queens View Café will extend its opening to 7 days a week from Saturday 12th June to 31st October 2021.

Queens view shop will be opening soon, keep a check on this page for further updates.

Car parking information

The charge to park at Queen's View is £2 for the day.

Payment options: Coin only

Blue badge holders park free in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates. Nearby car parks with free parking can be found in our local forest list without the £ symbol. 

Annual parking passes available:

Blue Badge Holders: The Tay & Tentsmuir pass above is available to Blue Badge holders for £20 (which covers the electronic parking pass for the Tentsmuir barrier). 

More parking info

Dogs

Well behaved dogs are welcome to join you in all areas of the visitor centre and cafe.

Getting here

From the A9, follow signs for Killiecrankie, then Kinloch Rannoch. Queens View Visitor Centre is about 7 miles along the B8019.

Using SatNav?

PH16 5NR is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

Local bus services run from Pitlochry. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.

Get directions

Nearby forests

Green moss on trunk of fallen tree

Discover an 18th century homestead and a Pictish fort

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Toilets
Toilets
Parking icon
Parking
Picnic area
Picnic area
Ancient monument
Ancient monument
Distance from 'Queen's View Visitor Centre': 0.29 miles
Family walking in Faskally forest

Gentle paths and fine trees around lovely Loch Dunmore

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Toilets
Toilets
Parking icon
Parking
All ability trails
All ability trails
Easy-access facilities
Easy-access facilities
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Queen's View Visitor Centre': 2.27 miles
Stone wall at Braes of Foss

Begin your ascent of Schiehallion

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Toilets
Toilets
Parking (charge)
Parking (charge)
Mountain access
Mountain access
Distance from 'Queen's View Visitor Centre': 5.07 miles

Get in touch

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Phone
0300 067 6380 (option 1)
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