16th – 23rd July 2016

July 23, 2016 by in

To Craig & Alison,

Thank you very much for letting James, Lilly, Snoopy & I stay in your beautiful cottages.  We had a lovely week here and are sad to be going home!  We did some sight seeing whilst we were here and must say that Luss & Balloch Castle Country Park are lovely places to visit.

We will be recommending your cottage to friends & family looking to stay in the area, it is a great location for exploring the surrounding countryside.

Thanks again, Fliss & James, Lilly & Snoopy (our dogs).

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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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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Day trip suggestions

Inveraray – Day tripA marvellous day out, Inveraray is on the western bank of Loch Fyne north of Arrochar beyond the ‘Rest and be Thankful’. Inveraray Castle  was used in the series Downton Abbey for a ChristmasSpecial. The Bell Tower dominates the town and houses the second heaviest ring of ten bells in the world and is open to the public spring /summer. […]

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