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Linn of Tummel

A location in Perth and Kinross comprising 16 ha (40 acres) of woodland at the junction of the Tummel and Garry Rivers, nearly 3 miles northwest of Pitlochry. Through the woods, a pathway leads to the Linn of Tummel where an obelisk commemorates a visit by Queen Victoria in 1844. The Tummel used to drop dramatically down to meet the River Garry here, but in 1950 the fall became the Linn (Gaelic, Linne, a pool) when the level of both rivers was raised by a hydro-electric scheme that created Loch Faskally. The Linn, which was gifted to the National Trust for Scotland in 1944 by Dr G.F. Barbour of Bonskeid, can be approached through the Pass of Killiecrankie from the Visitor Centre or from the Garry Bridge car park.


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