2nd – 9th August 2014

August 9, 2014 by in

We have enjoyed a relaxing week here.  The Cottage (Glenfruin Lodge) is very cosy with everything we needed.

The weather was better than we expected during the week, lots of sunshine.

Sunday we travelled to Glasgow to watch the cycling road race and despite the rain we had a wonderful time soaking up the atmosphere of the Commonwealth Games.

It’s worthwhile taking the train from Helensburgh Central station to Glasgow.  The trains run regularly and the journey takes just 50 mins.

Inverary and the castle are well worth a visit.  We had a lovely day there exploring the castle and gardens.

If you plan to visit Hill House in Helensburgh it is open from 1.30pm until 5.30pm (we arrived there in the morning expecting it to be open!).

Gail & Michael Ridgway, Stafford

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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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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Activities

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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