18th – 25th May 2013

May 25, 2013 by in

We’ve had a lovely week – thank you.

Lovely, comfortable and cosy cottage (Glenfruin Lodge).  The bed is enormous and very sleep inducing.  The weather has been very kind to us and we’ve both picked up some sun on our last day.

Recommend a visit to Balloch Castle Country Park – take a picnic if the weather’s good.  The views of Loch Lomond are lovely.  Glasgow by train from Helensburgh is good value £6.70 return & free parking too.  The Hill House is worth a visit also.  The Oak Inn in Balmaha does good food & beer.

David & Roz, Cheshire

Things to do

Glengoyne Distillery Killearn

Whisky distillery tour

You cannot come to Scotland without discovering the secrets of our ‘water of life’. There are many distilleries near to Crosskeys:- Glengoyne (Killearn), Deanstone (Doune), Auchentoshan (Clydebank/Glasgow), Glenturret (Crieff), Eradour (Pitlochry), Blair Athol (Pitlochry) Aberfeldy and Oban.https://trossachs.co.uk/whisky/

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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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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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