The Setting And Loch Leven

The Setting And Loch Leven

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Kinross House Estate sits on the west shores of Loch Leven. The estate itself covers woodland walkways, spectacular landscaped gardens and manicured lawns, plus our very own Loch Leven Castle island. Loch Leven is Scotland’s largest lowland freshwater loch with excellent trout fishing, and is a designated National Nature Reserve. 

Loch Leven Castle Island

Loch Leven Castle is now a ruined castle on an island in Loch Leven. Dating back to 1300, the island has infamously been linked to many historical events over the years. Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned on the island between 1567–1568, and forced to abdicate as queen, before escaping with the help of her gaoler's family. The island was bought in 1675 by Sir William Bruce, who used the castle as a focal point to create his garden at Kinross House, and since then it has never again been used as a dwelling residence. For guests interested to explore the ruins and island, we have our own boats and would be delighted to schedule a trip.

Our location in Scotland

We are fortunate to be located in this enchanting area of central Scotland, a world away from the hussle and bussle of normal life, yet the capital city of Scotland is only 40 minutes away, and Edinburgh airport can be reached in about 30 minutes. The historic seaside town of St. Andrews is only some 45 minutes away and Glasgow is about 60 minutes away. Given our proximity to our main airports, the estate offers an ideal location for those not wanting to spend too much time travelling during their visit to Scotland.

At the same time, our location offers you the opportunity to explore all that Scotland has to offer, from our historic cities to castles to golf courses to whisky distilleries. Many popular activities can be reached within an easy drive time.