14th – 28th August 2021

February 4, 2022 by Alison in

Thank you once again Craig & Alison. This is our 3rd stay in Crosskeys Cottage with you and everything, once again, was perfect.

We did so many different things this year. We have walked over 35 miles in the 2 weeks, including Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh (1,000ft). Conic hill at Balmaha and 2 local walks from the Hill House in Helensburgh.

Other highlights were Ardkinglas Woodland walk, a ferry from Luss to Inchacailloch Island, a meal at Loch Fyne restaurant, Dumbarton Castle and a ferry across to Inchmurrin Island to dine at the restaurant is worth doing. It is only 1.5 miles from here by foot! the ferry crossing is lovely.

Other good eating places are fish & chips and La Barca Tapas Bar in Helensburgh and Princess Rose Thai restaurant in Balloch. Oh we nearly forgot Blair Drummond safari park was a great day out too and to top it all only 1 day of rain in 2 weeks!

We will be back,

Sue & Tim, West Sussex

Things to do

Historical sites

Historic Scotland (Historic Environment Scotland) offer ‘Explorer Tickets’ that enable you to visit multiple sites over a number of days to save on entry fees if visiting more than one site and also give you fast track entry for Stirling Castle and Edinburgh Castle. For more information go to: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/explorer. Some of their historic sites have […]

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The Duke’s Pass – starts at Aberfoyle

Regarded as one of Britain’s best drives, the A821 road between Aberfoyle and Loch Achray leads you through some of the most scenic parts of the iconic Trossachs landscape.https://forestryandland.gov.scot/visit/forest-parks/queen-elizabeth-forest-park/dukes-pass

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Glengoyne Distillery Killearn

Whisky distillery tour

You cannot come to Scotland without discovering the secrets of our ‘water of life’. There are many distilleries near to Crosskeys:- Glengoyne (Killearn), Deanstone (Doune), Auchentoshan (Clydebank/Glasgow), Glenturret (Crieff), Eradour (Pitlochry), Blair Athol (Pitlochry) Aberfeldy and Oban.https://trossachs.co.uk/whisky/

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