Tay Forest Park - Queen's View Visitor Centre - Information Centre and Shop
B8019, Near Pitlochry, Perthshire PH16 5NR
01350 727 284
Guide Last Updated: 06/02/2018
Queen's View lies at the heart of Highland Perthshire, and it's the area's most popular visitor attraction. Just one look is enough to tell you why.
When Queen Victoria visited in 1866, she assumed that the sweeping view west along Loch Tummel was named after her – but she was wrong. We think the view was really named after Isabella, the first wife of Robert the Bruce, who lived more than 500 years earlier.
Today, you too can enjoy views fit for a queen – along with a nice cup of tea at the café. Pick out some gifts at the well-stocked shop and relax before exploring the nearby forests.
Take the B8019 west of Pitlochry. Queen's View is about 7 miles (11 km) from the town. The entrance to the car park is at grid reference NN 864 598. PH16 5NR is the nearest postcode.
There is a bus stop within 150 metres of the venue.
You can catch a bus to Queen's View from Pitlochry, which takes about 15 minutes. Check Traveline Scotland for times and fares.
There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
Staff do not receive disability awareness/equality training.
There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
There are mobility aids available.
The mobility aids available include wheelchairs.
Forestry Commission leaflets, maps and publications can be provided in alternative format, for example, in large print or in another language. For more information please contact: The Diversity Team via telephone: 0300 067 5000 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is a wheelchair available to borrow in the cafe, this can be used for the Queen's View Trail.
The venue does have its own parking facilities.
The car park is located at the front of the visitor centre.
The car park type is open air/surface.
The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
The car park surface is tarmac.
There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
The Blue Badge bay(s) markings are faded.
There is/are 3 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 480cm x 610cm (15ft 9in x 20ft).
There is a 120cm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).
Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are not available.
All parking spaces are provided on a first come first served basis.
There are parking charges for the car park.
Parking is not free for visitors of the venue.
Payment signs are provided.
Payment signs are clearly presented.
Payment signs are located at the payment machines in the car park.
Payment term signs do make it clear if parking charges apply to Blue Badge holders.
Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
Payment machines are located throughout the car park.
There is a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
There is a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).
This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
The door(s) is/are double width.
The width of the door opening is 160cm.
The ramp/slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
The gradient of the ramp is very easy.
The ramp/slope is permanent.
There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
The handrail(s) is/are on both sides going up.
The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are good.
The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
The step(s) is/are located immediately beyond the entrance.
There is/are 2 step(s).
The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
The height of the step(s) is/are 8cm.
The going of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.
Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
Handrails are easy to grip.
Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.
The Wildlife Watch is located to the left after you reach the top of the ramp.
There is a tactile map of Tay Forest Park. The height of the map is 90cm.
There are a number of interactive activities located around the edge of the Wildlife Watch.
There are also a number of video screens playing information films and videos of the local wildlife.
The shop is located to the right at the top of the ramp.
The height of the service counter is high, there is a lowered section available.
There is not a hearing loop available at the counter.
There is step free access to some of the shop.
There is a steep slope leading to some of the gift items. If required a member of staff can provide assistance with getting items from this area.
The surface of the floor in the shop is wooden.
The lighting levels in the shop are good.
There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) for public use.
The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located within the cafe and toilets building.