Loch Leven is a fresh water loch in Perth and Kinross Council area, in Central Scotland.  A renowned trout fishing destination, the loch and surrounding area offer some magnificent scenery and fantastic opportunities for outdoor pursuits.

The burgh of Kinross lies at its western end and Loch Leven Castle lies on an island a short way offshore. The castle was the prison of Mary, Queen of Scots, in 1567, and it can be reached by ferry, operated from the pier in Kinross during the summer months.

Loch Leven is a National Nature Reserve, as well as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Protection Area.

The Smokehouse is situated at Loch Levens Larder, which is signposted on all the surrounding main road routes. Located around 2 miles east of Kinross and Milnathort, we are also within easy walking distance of the Heritage Trail which was completed in April 2014 and goes round the entire loch.

For unrivalled lowland scenery, tranquility and wildlife.... come and visit the area.

General information about the area and what to see and do

Loch Levens Larder

Kinross Community Council Website

Loch Leven Heritage Trail

Loch Leven Fisheries

Scottish Gliding Centre

Local Golfing Destinations

We gratefully acknowledge permission for the kind use of photographs from local contributors to the Loch Leven Community Council Website.