Tyndrum is a small village lying in Strathfillan, at the southern edge of Rannoch Moor. It is a popular tourist destination with a campsite, hotel, bunkhouse and bed and breakfasts to accommodate walkers.
The village is a former mining centre. The nearby hamlet of Clifton is made up of old mining cottages and, up the hillside beyond them, the tailings of a former lead mine can be seen.
The West Highland Line railway from Glasgow splits approximately 5 miles (8 km) to the south of Tyndrum, with one branch heading to Fort William and the other to Oban. Tyndrum has a station on each. Tyndrum is the smallest settlement in the UK with more than one railway station!