16th – 19th November 2022

November 19, 2022 by Alison in

Came to Crosskeys cottage for a few days away and a bit of a rest. What a perfect place to do just that! Love that Alison and Craig have all the switches clearly labelled – just made it feel like we could get to know the place quicker and relax.

Plenty to do around here but if you’re up for a lazy takeaway, you’d have to look quite far to beat KoolBa Indian takeaway in Helensburgh, just 3.5 miles along the road. And talking about being lazy – what a comfy bed! And the spa bath…. a fab treat!

Thank you so much, Alison and Craig, our wee break here really hit the spot.

Suzanne, Tom and Rory (the dog), Musselburgh.

Things to do

The Falkirk Wheel – 12 miles south of Stirling

The World’s first and only rotating boat lift. Completed in 2002 the huge Falkirk wheel re-connects the Fourth & Clyde and Union canals after the 11 original lock gates were dismantled in the 1930’s. Also an opportunity to visit the famous Kelpieshttps://www.scottishcanals.co.uk/falkirk-wheel/

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Auchendrain Village

Auchendrain museum – just south of Inveraray

The preserved buildings from the 1700s give an authentic insight into how people lived and worked in the north and west of Scotland. You can wander freely around the houses and farm buildings furnished with everyday objects from time gone by.

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The Hill House (National Trust property) – Helensburgh

Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a revolutionary architect and designer and The Hill House is considered to be his domestic masterpiece. Mackintosh and his wife Margaret created almost everything, from the building itself to the furniture and textiles. More examples of his work can be seen in Glasgow.https://www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/the-hill-house

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