30th August – 6th September 2014

September 6, 2014 by in

An excellent week, weather very kind.  Things we enjoyed during our week included:-

Boat trip on Loch Lomond from Luss to Balmaha, with a choice of return times.Visiting Dumbarton Castle – excellent views from the top.Hill House in HelensburghRunning on almost deserted roadsTaking the train from Helensburgh into Glasgow to visit the Huntarian Museum (free to enter) and only £6.70 off-peak return.Visiting the Falkirk Wheel & Stirling Castle – at least as interesting as Edinburgh.

Mick & Kate, Durham

Things to do

Luss conservation village – western shore of Loch Lomond

Located on the banks of Loch Lomond, off the A82, 5 miles north of Crosskeys. Occupation of this area dates back to medieval times, but much of the village and the neat rows of cottages were built in the 18th and 19th centuries to house workers from the nearby slate quarries and featured in the […]

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The Falkirk Wheel – 12 miles south of Stirling

The World’s first and only rotating boat lift. Completed in 2002 the huge Falkirk wheel re-connects the Fourth & Clyde and Union canals after the 11 original lock gates were dismantled in the 1930’s. Also an opportunity to visit the famous Kelpieshttps://www.scottishcanals.co.uk/falkirk-wheel/

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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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