31st March – 4th April 2014

April 12, 2014 by in

Despite ‘challenging’ weather, we’ve had a wonderful few days in this peaceful, well-appointed and well-located cottage (Glenfruin Lodge).

Spent a tranquil evening on the deserted shore of Milavvochy Bay/Balmaha.  Hill House is superb.  Enjoyed the scenery of the Trossachs and a stroll around Callander.

The ‘Tullie’ in Balloch offers good value, unpretentious food.  The Boathouse at Cameron House is recommended.

A family wedding at Ross Priory brought us here and, hopefully, we’ll be back.

Bob & Helen, Bristol

Things to do

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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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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The Duke’s Pass – starts at Aberfoyle

Regarded as one of Britain’s best drives, the A821 road between Aberfoyle and Loch Achray leads you through some of the most scenic parts of the iconic Trossachs landscape.https://forestryandland.gov.scot/visit/forest-parks/queen-elizabeth-forest-park/dukes-pass

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