Queens View is probably the most photographed view in Scotland. There is very easy access to the view, which is probably part of its popularity. A short walk from the car or coach, up a newly constructed gentle incline, which makes it very easy for wheel chair users to see the view too.
Local tradition has it, that it was called 'Queen View' after Queen Isabella, King Robert the Bruce's Queen's who is alledged to have visited the site in the early 14th century. When Queen Victoria stopped and took tea at the spot in the mid 19th century, she wrote in her diary that "they have named this place after me, although I do not believe I have ever been here before" or words to that effect. The problem with being such a high profile monarch, I suspect is that no one dared put her straight on the matter.
Queens View today is run by the Forestry Commission of Scotland, it has a small shop and cafe (run by as a franchise), along with the public toilets, all these faciltiies are only open during the main tourist season from April to the end of October each year. The view itself and the car park is open all year round. There is a small fee of £2 per vehicle no matter how many passengers your vehickle has in it, as a small levy to help with the upkeep and maintanace of this very popular site.
Queens View is a short drive (approximately 15 mins) from Pitlochry, as you head out towards Killiecrankie, you take the turning to Tummel and Rannoch.
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