4th – 11th January 2015

January 11, 2015 by in

Beautiful cottage (Glenfruin Lodge).  One of the nicest I’ve stayed in and far bigger than photos, they do not do it justice!

Really enjoyed the whirlpool bath – it is all about the bathroom!

Walked every day despite the weather… four seasons in one day – rain, snow, sun, wind!

The storm took out our electricity for 24 hours, but Alison & Craig provided candles, cooking stove and the wonderful fire that kept us going.

Walked on Conic Hill (wow views!)

Lochgoilhead (beautiful setting), Ben Aan, Callander Crags, Balloch, Luss, Arrochar Alps and only scratched the surface!

If you like curries the Masala Twist in Helensburgh does a fantastic hot and peppery venison curry.  The Inverbeg Inn has free entertainment Friday nights but beware the ‘large’ cod & chips – HUGE!! but yummy…

We will be back,

Wlady & Andy, Bournemouth

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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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 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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