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

The Duke’s Pass – starts at Aberfoyle

Regarded as one of Britain’s best drives, the A821 road between Aberfoyle and Loch Achray leads you through some of the most scenic parts of the iconic Trossachs landscape.https://forestryandland.gov.scot/visit/forest-parks/queen-elizabeth-forest-park/dukes-pass

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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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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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