28th June – 5th July

July 5, 2014 by in

Very enjoyable week – the cottage (Glenfruin Lodge) was just right for our requirements and in such a peaceful and attractive area.  Very comfortable and cared for.

Plenty to see and do – Hill House should not be missed and Glenarn Gardens is unexpectedly impressive.  A short drive south and Geilston Garden and Balloch Country Park provide very enjoyable walks.  A drive around Loch Lomond presents several good walks and tea stops as does a tour around the peninsula (great wool shop!).  A challenge of a climb at Dumbarton Castle gives great rewards.

We found train travel to Glasgow easy and efficient and really enjoyed visits to museums eg. Kelvingrove, Transport and Life and the Tall Ship, also the Lighthouse.

Local bicycle paths are great for safe pedalling and walking – we know the other end of the John Muir trail quite well, plus his reputation and life in USA.

Thank you once again.

Best wishes, Michael & Joan Whatling

Things to do


Loch Lomond Sealife CentreLocated in Balloch and open all yearWebsite: www.visitsealife.com/loch-lomondPhone: 01389 721500 Loch Lomond Bird of Prey CentreLocated in Balloch and open all yearWebsite: www.llbopc.co.ukPhone: 01389 729239 Treezone Ariel Adventure CourseLocated in Balloch and open Easter to October (Weekends only in the winter)Website: www.iye.scot/treezone-loch-lomondPhone: 01389 496055 Loch Lomond Pony TrekkingLocated in Balloch and open all yearWebsite: www.lomond-pnytreks.co.ukPhone: 01389 […]

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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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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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