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Discover Kinross with DFDS

Kinross was site of the creation of Queen Margaret of Scotland, William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. In the streets and museums of the city you will learn more about these famous personalities of British history. Kinross is located on the western shore of Loch Leven and is best known for its relationship to Mary Queen of Scots who was imprisoned for more than a year in Loch Leven Castle, a castle on an island in the middle of Loch Leven, until she escaped. On the mainland, just opposite this castle, we find the Kinross House, built in the 1680s, this mansion is the first Scottish-built house in neo-classical Palatine architecture - magnificent gardens and parks grace the beautiful building and surroundings.

Leisure activities in the region

The beautiful nature in the area is ideal for hiking and climbing with mountains, lakes and trails of varying difficulty to be explored. For animal lovers we recommend a ride through the countryside. At Loch Leven you can go fishing or take a boat trip on the lake, we also recommend a crossing to Loch Leven Castle. The region is known for its great golf courses, whether you make it to the 18th hole with the beautiful view remains your decision. A special thrill promises a flight with a microlight over the region. The great view is definitely worth it!


In Kinross you have several options to get more involved with the past - for example, visit the Kinross Parish Church, a fully restored church from 1832. Loch Leven Castle is best known for Mary Queen of Scots, who was imprisoned there for a year before escaping. More castles you should visit are Burleigh Castle and Campbell Castle which isn't far from Kinross. Falkland Palace is a traditional property surrounded by beautiful gardens and parks.

Eating and Drinking

Despite the cozy atmosphere in Kinross, the place is well developed for tourists and offers visitors a lot of restaurants, bars and pubs. The large selection leaves nothing to be desired and offers something for every taste and in every price range. Visit the Café 98 or Le Jardin Café to enjoy the tranquility and a piece of cake. In Loch Leven's Larder you not only have a great view of the lake, you get local products and souvenirs from the region. For an evening meal we recommend The Boathouse, located directly on the lake at a pier.