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Best Place for Autumn Colours?

Looking to plan a trip to the Highlands in Autumn to see the amazing colours in the trees. Probably just a few days? Not sure where to head for Highland Perthshire, around Killiecrankie or further north towards Glen Affric. Any other places folks would recommend?


  • VisitScotlandJulieVisitScotlandJulie Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Hello @highlandexplorer

    Have a look at this discussion on where to see autumn leaves

    It may help you with a few ideas. I have enjoyed going to The Hermitage near Dunkeld.

  • Ok great thanks, yes the hermitage is stunning at any time of year.Dukes pass in Trossachs impressive too.
  • travelswithakilttravelswithakilt VisitScotland Ambassador ✭✭
    Killiecrankie and The Hermitage are hard to beat - tie in a trip to Glen Lyon and you'll be seeing more of Perthshire at its spectacular autumnal best
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  • IreneGIreneG Member ✭✭
    Yes the Hermitage is superb ! However The Birks at Aberfeldy is also fantastic in Autumn . The Trossachs is magnificent too , especially driving near Loch Venachar. Having lived in Highlands for many years Glen Affric is one I recommend to visit in the Autumn ! Yes so much to see and do in Scotland in the Autumn !! 
  • Just a short (bus) trip from Edinburgh, Roslin Glen in Midlothian is a beautiful place for a walk. It's lovely at any time and you can finish off your walk with a visit to the magnificent Rosslyn Chapel nearby.
  • fishyprofishypro Member ✭✭✭
    Hi there @highlandexplorer, you have to visit Perthshire for Autumn colours. Check out the Enchanted Forest Event that helps highlight those colours with a spectacular light & sound show.
    Best regards
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