30th September – 7th October 2017

October 7, 2017 by in

We have had a lovely week here, cottage was ideal (Glenfruin Lodge), very cosy and well equipped.

Not surprisingly the weather wasn’t always on our side but a few recommendations:

– walk up Conic Hill – lovely views at the top even with a bit of rain and lots of wind.

– Three Loch forest drive – very picturesque.

– Loch Lomond sea life aquarium for a rainy day.

– Scalpsie bay on the Isle of Bute to see a seal colony – beautiful island.

– Pucks Glen for a gorgeous gorge walk.

Also strongly recommend Fruin Farm (opposite) for dinner, lovely food, great owners and staff.  Very accommodating of a noisy 9 month old.

A thoroughly enjoyable week, we will be back to explore more…

Liz, James & Hugs – Worcestershire

Things to do

Historical sites

Historic Scotland (Historic Environment Scotland) offer ‘Explorer Tickets’ that enable you to visit multiple sites over a number of days to save on entry fees if visiting more than one site and also give you fast track entry for Stirling Castle and Edinburgh Castle. For more information go to: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/explorer. Some of their historic sites have […]

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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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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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