18th – 24th February 2024

February 27, 2024 by Alison in

Excellent little cottage in a fantastic location, less than 10 minutes drive to local shops or Loch Lomond. It is an excellent base to travel all around the area. Glencoe is just over an hours drive, and lots of fantastic scenery much closer. The cottage was immaculate and very cosy. It had a well equipped kitchen, lovely lounge area and bedroom and a lovely bathroom with large bath and bath jets. The place was very clean and tidy, the hosts are great with very helpful instructions and respond in great time, and very easy access. There was also some nice little treats on arrival (Tunnocks Caramels and Tea cakes), and fresh milk in the fridge with tea and coffee supplied. Highly recommended and a fantastic stay.

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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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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