Admiring the Universe - a fine-art photographer based in Perthshire, Scotland, with interests in landscape, nature and astrophotography

Kinnoull Hill Tower

Kinnoull Hill Tower
On an outcrop a few hundred metres east and below the summit of Kinnoull Hill lies Kinnoull Tower, a folly built in the eighteenth century by Thomas Hay, 9th Earl of Kinnoull, to resemble castles along the Rhine he had admired in Germany during his Grand Tour of Europe. On his return, to achieve a similar effect, he built a modest castle above the rocky cliffs on Kinnoull Hill, with its tower overlooking the River Tay. The tower is a Category B listed structure.

The hill makes for a well-known comparatively local afternoon's walk, so I've visited this scene several times over the years in varying conditions. This time, a dull overcast summer's afternoon provided pleasant flat light showing the colours of heather and trees on the cliff face.


Camera: Canon Canon EOS R5 ISO: 100
Focal Length: 31mm (mm-e) Aperture: f/11
Shutter Speed: 176.2s


GPS location: 56.389008, -3.398075