The focal point of the village is the “White Church”. Previously a historic church, the building was refurbished and opened as “Comrie Community Centre” on 16th September 2000.
At the corner of Melville Square there is a whitewashed shop which has changed ownership and usage several times over recent years. The building, including the interior, was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Comrie is a historic conservation village, recognised for its outstanding beauty and history and is also situated in a National Scenic Area around the river Earn.
Due to its position astride the Highland Boundary Fault it experiences frequent earthquakes and Comrie has an old nickname of the 'Shaky Toon'. In the 1830s around 7,300 tremors were recorded and today Comrie records earthquakes more often, and to a higher intensity, than anywhere else in the United Kingdom.Comrie became the site of one of the world's first seismometers in 1840, and a functional replica is still housed in the 'Earthquake House' in The Ros in Comrie.
The village's position on the Highland Boundary Fault is unique, and gives Comrie a claim to the highly contested title of Gateway to the Highlands. To the north of the village, Ben Chonzie and the Grampian Mountains rise majestically, while to the south of the village wide and open moorland is joined by lesser (though still impressive) mountains and glens which provide a unique range of terrain and ecology.
A granite obelisk atop Dùn Mòr to the north commemorates Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville. This monument is reached via a woodland trail through wooded Glen Lednock in which is to be found the De'ils Caldron (also known as the Falls of Lednock). The trail begins in the village, at Laggan Park and ascends through a native forest of pines, oak, elm, ash rowan, alder and beech to Glen Lednock. Via The Shaky Bridge (although the original shaky bridge was replaced with a decidedly less shaky successor) the hiker is greeted with a splendid view of the glen, a truly highland landscape where a single lane road leads higher to Glen Lednock Reservoir and the Munro, Ben Chonzie. From here Dùn Mòr and the Monument are easily reached, offering unparalleled views across Strathearn and further west to the central highlands. A swift descent leads through a long, steep, wooded gorge which contains the impressive Deil's Cauldron. Here the river has cut a high, cascading waterfall in the surrounding rock, with pools below resembling a boiling cauldron. It is said that a water-elf, ‘Uris-chidh’ resides here and attempts to lure victims into the treacherous waters. Following the path down a lesser companion to the great falls, The Wee Cauldron, which offers a calmer view of the river. Following the path through the forest will eventually lead you back to the village.
To the south of the village is a military camp at Cultybraggan. During World War II this was POW Camp 21and housed Italian and later German prisoners of war.
Within the grounds of the former POW camp there is a two story nuclear bunker (Cultybraggan RGHQ), which was the proposed emergency location of the provincial Scottish government in case of nuclear attack. As late as the 1990s the bunker had its own accommodation, telephone exchange, sewage plant and even a BBC studio.
Comrie, with its easy access to woodland and walks, and many other tourist attractions close by, provides a good base for anyone interested in a holiday in central Scotland.
Cooper Cottages has several self-catering holiday cottages located in the village of Comrie and if you are considering coming to the area for a Scottish holiday why not consider staying in one of these.