The ‘Shaky Toun’ owes its name to the position on the Highland Boundary Fault, which accounts for Comrie being subject to more, and more intense, earthquakes than anywhere else in Scotland.
A historic conservation village in the southern Highlands of Scotland, 7 miles (11 km) west of Crieff and on the eastern edge of a National Scenic Area around the River Earn, which extends to St. Fillans, Comrie is home to Europe’s smallest listed building, the Earthquake House.
Close to Comrie, and now a museum, Cultybraggan Camp was used as a prisoner of war camp during World War II.
Comrie has no train station, but can be reached by bike from either Gleneagles or Dunblane. For those wishing to connect with the west of Scotland, a gravel route through Glen Artney continues to Callander and connects with NCN 7. Shops, various restaurants and pubs offer good choices for food and accommodation.
Comrie Croft, about 2.5 miles (4 km) east, is a great starting point for cycling adventures, with parking, mountain bike trails, a bike shop, farm shop, cafe and accommodation.
Routes near Comrie
- Drovers Trail - Stage 3Distance kmAscent mTime 7-10 hrs
- Grand Tour of ComrieDistance kmAscent mTime 7 - 9 hrs
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