Just a little way from Tayview Lodges, you can find the village of Kenmore, which sits on the shore of Loch Tay. It's a wonderful location for a day trip.
Kenmore sits on the northeastern end of Loch Tay. The drive from Tayview Lodges is a lovely one as you follow along the banks of the River Tay until you reach the village. The trip takes around 35 minutes in total.
In the centre of town is a large and wide town square. An impressive archway stands at the eastern end of the square. It used to lead to Taymouth Castle, but that now leads to the golf course. At the western end of the square is the church, complete with a beautiful clocktower.
You can walk down to the shores of Loch Tay from the village centre. The views of the loch are stunning with the impressive peak of Ben Lawers in the distance. There is a lovely sandy beach that you can follow around the head of the loch. From here you can walk to the Scottish Crannog Centre.
It's easy to spot the Crannog as soon as you get to the banks of Loch Tay. It's Scotland's only reconstruction of a Bronze Age roundhouse. It sits just off the shore and is connected to the mainland by a wooden bridge.
When you visit the centre, you can explore the museum, go inside the Crannog, and get hands-on with the living history area. It's a lovely day out, and the staff on-site are incredibly knowledgeable and work hard to transport you back in time with their fascinating exhibitions.
The centre opens from 10 am to 5 pm. There are scheduled tours at 11 am and 2 pm. There's no need to book in advance and tickets cost £7 for children over five and £10 for adults.
Loch Tay is a gorgeous Loch that is 15miles in length. The dark water is hypnotic, and there are numerous walking routes to explore. There are plenty of great spots to sit and eat a picnic on the shores while you take in the area's majesty.