16th – 23rd June 2012

June 24, 2012 by in

We’ve enjoyed our stay in this comfortable and very attractive Cottage (Crosskeys).  We chose the location partly to revisit some of the places we know from long ago, as we youth hostelled in the Trossachs in the 1950’s.  Quite a lot of changes, but of course the scenery is just as splendid.  New to us was the woodland garden at Ardkinglas and can recommend a visit to see some wonderful trees; also taking the little road to Stronachlachar to enjoy the lovely views of Loch Katrine.  Even the wet days were happily spent in Glasgow – a fine city with lots of interest.

Dorothy & John Rice


P.S. Don’t miss the ‘The Hill House’ – nearby (Helensburgh)

Things to do


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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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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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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