Kippen is a small Scottish village nestling between the Gargunnock and Fintry hills and overlooking the valley of the River Forth. The village of Kippen commands enviable views over some of Scotland’s finest scenery. Kippen and the nearby Kippen Muir are steeped in some of Scotland’s most colourful history.
The name KIPPEN probably comes from the Gaelic (indigenous language of the Scots) word meaning ‘place of the little stump or outcrop or block’. This refers to the geological nature of the village of Kippen which sits on an outcrop of the Gargunnock Hills.
Walks around Kippen
There are a number of gentle walks in and around Kippen village, ideal for a morning constitutional, afternoon stroll or to exercise the family dog. Click here for more info
Things to do
Kippen is at the heart of historic Stirlingshire and the famous Trossachs, one of Scotland’s most beautiful areas of countryside, lochs and hills. The Cross Keys is minutes from Stirling Castle, Argyll’s Lodging, the Bannockburn battle site and visitor centre, Wallace Monument, Blair Drummond Safari Park and Go Ape Forest Adventure park.
All year the famous Sir Walter Scott steamer runs daily excursions on stunning Loch Katrine, while boats are for hire on close-by Loch Venacher, for fishing or pleasure trips. The more romantic can visit Mary Queen of Scots early refuge at Inchmahome Priory on Lake of Menteith or dramatic Castle Campbell in Dollar Glen. Within easy reach are the historic towns of Callander, Balquidder, Aberfoyle and Crieff, all in the heart of ‘Rob Roy country’.