St Fillans is a small Village at the east
end of Loch Earn, 55 miles north of Glasgow, 21
miles north of Callander, 34 miles west of Perth. The Village
of Lochearnhead is 7 miles west at the
west end of the Loch.
St Fillans is popular for its Hotels,
Holiday Park, Watersports, Golf, and Hiking the
985m / 3,232ft Ben Vorlich Mountain.
There are also a number of Walks in the
Click on Map for area
Attractions & Mountains
Camping & Touring Parks in
The image top is of from a Foot Bridge over
where the River Earn flows out of Loch Earn
with the Gardens and Jetty here being part of
the Loch Earn
Brewery & Hotel.
The second image is of the Loch Earn Brewery
& Hotel. This was originally the Drummond
Hotel built in the 1870s on the site of an
earlier Inn. The Hotel has Gardens and a Jetty
at the Loch for Watersports.
The Four Seasons
Hotel is about half of a mile west of St
Fillans with views over Loch Earn. This
building was completed around 1800 as a family
home for a local businessman and converted to a
Hotel in the early 1900s. The Beetles pop group
stayed there in 1964.
St Fillans Golf Course is on the south side
of the Village, a 9 Hole Course opened in
Loch Earn Holiday Park
is on Loch Earn south side with a range of
Caravans for holidays. The Park has a Jetty and
Pitches for Tourers, 2 miles from St
The 985m / 3,232ft Ben Vorlich mountain is on the south
side of Loch Earn, with a Car Park about 5
miles from St Fillans, a good fairly safe
The 975m / 3,199ft Stuc a Chroin mountain is
behind Ben Vorlich, a good mountain for
Scrambling. There are also a number of other
Mountains close by, see the Click on Map.
St Fillans Area History:
600s - a Pictish Fort was built on the 120m
/ 394ft craggy Dundurn Hill to
the south-east of the Village, now a popular
The very small Village that evolved here at
the east end of Loch Earn was known as Port
Lochearn or Meikleport.
1250 - a Castle was built on a Man Made
Island on Loch Earn for Clan MacNeish, known as
1300s - St Fillans
Chapel was built between the Village and
Dundrum Hill, named after an Irish Saint that
lived here around the 700s. This Chapel is the
Ancestral Burial Ground for the Stewart's of
Ardvorlich, an Estate on the southwest side of
1300s - Clan Drummond had acquired a large
Estate 13 miles east of St Fillans, where they
built the large Drummond Castle. This Clan
would later invest in the building of St
1612 - the MacNabs attacked Neish Island,
killing the Chief and most of the Clan
1810 - Sir Walter Scott's poem The Lady of
the Lake was released about the area, leading
to Tourism in the area.
1817 - the Drummond's from Drummond Castle
were building up the Village, re-naming it St
Fillans, with a small Inn built that year.
1842 - Queen Victoria visited the area,
leading to more Tourism.
1856 - St Fillans Free Church was built.
1870s - the St Fillans Inn was re-built into
the large Drummond Hotel, now the Loch Earn
Brewery & Hotel.
1878 - Dundrum Parish
Church was built in St Fillans.
1901 - the Railway reached St Fillans,
1903 - St Fillans Golf Course opened.
1951 - the Railway closed.
1957 - A Hydro-electric
Power Station was opened on west side of
1964 October - The Beetles pop group stayed
at the Four Seasons Hotel for 2 nights,
spending hours Boating on Loch Earn. The
Beetles were on a Scottish Tour,
flying into Prestwick Airport then playing in
Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Full Story.
2005 - the Free Church was converted to a
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