1st – 8th November 2014

November 8, 2014 by in

One of the best cottages we’ve stayed in.  Excellent facilities and a really comfy bed!

We had a lovely relaxing week and were lucky with the weather (only one wet day).

Stirling was an excellent day out,  the Trossachs Trail was beautiful, Balloch Country Park was good for a leg stretch, Antartex Village was a waste of time! but  Auchentoshen distillery is well worth a visit.

This is one place we would come back to.

Jane & Bernard, Matlock, Derbyshire

Things to do

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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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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