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Pocket Guide: Crieff Earthquake House Hotels

Scotland is home to a wide-range of historical and cultural attractions that includes famous sites like Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace. However, those staying at a hotel in the Perth and Kinross region will discover there are plenty of equally important sites found outside the capital and other major Scottish cities.

The city of Perth, located on the banks of the River Tay, is one of Scotland’s old capital cities. Along with its surrounding area, Perth is home to a number of attractions that have played important roles in the country’s history, such as Loch Leven Castle, the former jail of Mary Queen of Scots and Dunkeld Cathedral, considered to be the most romantic of Scotland’s medieval cathedrals.

Visit the Earthquake House Near Crieff

The Scots are known as an inventive people, having made a number of important scientific and medical discoveries and contributions. The nation built one of the world’s first seismometers, which can still be viewed today at the Earthquake House, just outside of the town of Crieff. The building was commissioned in 1874, unknowingly on the Highland Boundary Fault, to carry out research on recent earthquakes in the region. Today, it is home to a modern seismometer which you can see for yourself.

Get the most out of your visit to Scotland’s Perth and Kinross region with the help of the Expedia search tool, where you can research hotels, attractions, and activities.