16th – 23rd July 2016

July 23, 2016 by in

Again, a thoroughly enjoyable week in the peaceful surroundings of Glenfruin.  The week brought the hottest day of the summer so far, and also the heaviest rainfall in a 24 hour period, and the Lodge was perfect for coping with both.

Well worth a visit to any Highland Games that take place in the area – Balloch, Rosneath & Inverary are all within an hour’s travel.  Very easy to get into Glasgow for visits to places such as the Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery.  Plenty of great restaurants locally – our personal favourite is “Mira Mara”, a small and modest looking establishment on West Clyde Street in Helensburgh which serves truly some of the best traditional Italian food anywhere in the UK! For scenery and walking, the Rosneath Peninsula, Lochgoilhead and Strachur are all within easy striking distance.  Outdoor theatre at the ‘Hill House’ in Helensburgh was very enjoyable.

Look out for the bats swooping over the garden at dusk – delightful to watch!  Sorry to be leaving but we will be back again…

Roddy & Sue, Maidstone, Kent

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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Luss conservation village – western shore of Loch Lomond

Located on the banks of Loch Lomond, off the A82, 5 miles north of Crosskeys. Occupation of this area dates back to medieval times, but much of the village and the neat rows of cottages were built in the 18th and 19th centuries to house workers from the nearby slate quarries and featured in the […]

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Activities

Loch Lomond Sealife CentreLocated in Balloch and open all yearWebsite: www.visitsealife.com/loch-lomondPhone: 01389 721500 Loch Lomond Bird of Prey CentreLocated in Balloch and open all yearWebsite: www.llbopc.co.ukPhone: 01389 729239 Treezone Ariel Adventure CourseLocated in Balloch and open Easter to October (Weekends only in the winter)Website: www.iye.scot/treezone-loch-lomondPhone: 01389 496055 Loch Lomond Pony TrekkingLocated in Balloch and open all yearWebsite: www.lomond-pnytreks.co.ukPhone: 01389 […]

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