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Killecrankie House or Knochendarroch House?

Jan 11th, 2011, 03:28 PM
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Killecrankie House or Knochendarroch House?

I'm trying to decide between these two hotels. I doubt if anyone has stayed at both but would welcome comments on either one. They both look very nice. Knochendarroch is within the town of Pitlochry which would be convenient since we will be traveling by train; however, a taxi to Killecrankie House should be easy to get from the rail station, and we plan to do some walking while there. A walk into town and spots nearby wouldn't be difficult for us. Any comments/opinions would be welcome.

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Jan 12th, 2011, 04:51 PM
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I have actually stayed at both and I know that you would be comfortable at either. Killiecrankie is a bit pricier but the food and the surroundings are lovely. Knochendarroch is much more convenient for Pitlochry and is in lovely grounds as well.
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Jan 12th, 2011, 05:36 PM
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Thank you. That's pretty much what I thought. I'm sure I won't go wrong regardless of which I choose. Nice to have that option.
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Jan 12th, 2011, 10:01 PM
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historytraveler: Just an FYI, Scottishdreamtours is a tour operator.

I've stayed at Killiecrankie a couple of times and LOVED it. Can't comment on Knochendarroch - it is probably very nice, but Pitlochry isn't my fave place in Scotland.
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Jan 13th, 2011, 08:22 AM
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I've stayed in Knockendarroch (nb sp)at a conference. Whilst nice, its a bit samey.

Killiecrankie is super. I've seen it whilst walking nearby. Great reviews.

I agree about Pitlochry- although it's improving. For me, money being no object, It's a no brainer.
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Jan 13th, 2011, 08:32 AM
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Thanks janisj, I also suspected as much but at this point any opinions are welcomed. I realize that several of the Scottish experts have a less than favorable view of Pitlochry, but I've never been and for this trip it makes a convenient stop ( traveling by rail) between Plockton and Edinburgh.

Pitlochry seems to gain much of its disfavor from being "too touristy". Since I'm expecting that and since we will have spent the previous 6/7 days in out of way places such as Rannoch Moor and Skye, I think a bit of 'touristy' might be okay.
It's only for two nights arriving late, full day then departure the next morning. Plan to spend most of the time doing walks.

I am leaning towards Killiecrankie since it is a bit further from town.
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Jan 13th, 2011, 12:44 PM
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you go!
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Jan 13th, 2011, 02:03 PM
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Thanks shelia. I assume that's a positive "you go"?

By the way, money is always an object for me. It's spending it wisely that requires consideration.
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