Above the head of the loch is the village of Tummel Bridge where the old bridge crosses the River Tummel. This original bridge (now pedestrian only) was built by General Wade in 1730. It has a modern replacement alongside carrying the traffic from Aberfeldy. Notable visitors who have stayed in this area include Mendelssohn and Swinburne.
The northern side of the loch has many duns, forts and cairn circles. At the eastern end, high in Glen Fincastle to the north, sits Fincastle House, a 17th-century seat of a branch of the Stewarts, with links to the 1745 rebellion. At the head of the glen are the standing stones of Clachan Aoraidh in the Allean Forest.
The village of Tummel Bridge has a small permanent population and is home to the large Tummel Valley Holiday Park.
The village has one of the first power stations for hydro power built in Scotland, around 1930, which is now a listed building.
East of the village on the roadside you will find the popular Inn at Loch Tummel.
One of Highland Perthshire's most popular visitor attractions, this spectacular view over Loch Tummel to Schiehallion and beyond is visited by thousands each year, and when you go there, you will see why. Queen Victoria visited here and although she thought it was named after her, there is some thought that it was named after Queen Isabella, wife of Robert the Bruce, some 500 years earlier.
Run by the Forestry Commission, there is a car park and a cafe open all year round.
The current Local Information leaflet is available in shops and hotels.