26th August – 2nd September 2017

September 2, 2017 by in

How lucky we were to have chosen Glenfruin Lodge!  It was our first visit to Scotland but certainly not the last.

Enjoyed very much walking right behind the house in the direction of Garelochead – although we took a turn to the left and ended up at the Marina in Rhu (nice little Café!).  The Glen Loin Loop starting at Arrochar was great, the view from Benn Dubh (from Luss) worth all the tears I cried while climbing up it.. and Loch Katrine’s shore way for a bicycle ride was fantastic.

Thanks to Alison & Craig for this lovely cottage.  We’ll certainly be back one day.

Aydau & Martin, Germany

Things to do

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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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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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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