3rd – 7th November 2015

January 4, 2016 by in

We have enjoyed our time in Crosskeys.  The Cottage is full of character and history and the poor weather has meant we have spent more time than we would have liked indoors.  Having said that we manage to visit Balloch Castle Country Park, take a walk around the village of Luss and visit Helensburgh for shopping.  It has been a pleasure to see a different part of Scotland and we are now off to Skye for a week hoping the weather is kinder.

Craig & Lorrisa Roberts and ‘Nala’ (Golden Retriever), Wrexham, North Wales

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 […]

Read more

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

Read more

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/

Read more