20th – 27th May 2023

May 27, 2023 by Alison in

We’ve had a lovely stay in the Cottage, and have enjoyed lots of walks in the local area,
Balloch castle grounds and the Hill House to Rhu. We were very lucky with the weather and had a glorious day
for a trip on Loch Lomond.
Delighted to finally get to see the Hill House and can highly recommend the Lido fish and chip shop in Helensburgh.

Lorna, David, Lola & Martha (Woof)

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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Ben Lomond Walk

Favourite walks

If the outdoors is your thing then there are mountains in abundance to suit all levels of walkers. Ben Lomond, Scotland’s most southerly Monroe (a mountain over 3,000ft high), just one of 283 in Scotland.  Starting point is at Rowerdennan on the east side of loch lomond.  Well worth it for the views of Loch Lomond as you […]

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