4th – 11th November 2017

December 16, 2017 by in

We enjoyed a very interesting week around Loch Lomond.  Crosskeys Cottage suited us just fine, enjoyed the comfort of the wood burner.  The cottage being well equipped.  Alison & Craig being very helpful all the week.

Spent a very enjoyable 2 hours at the farm, (Auchindrain folk village) where time has just stood still for many decades.  Eddie MacCallum the last tenant of the small farm retired on 1962, the farm and cottages are just frozen in time.  Well worth a visit if that’s your interest, extremely humbling.  Auchindrain is on the A83.

Good food at the Duck Bay Marina next to Cameron House.  Commodore at the front of Helensburgh not too bad.  An interesting drive over the mountains opposite Loch Tay, but scary very narrow roads, scenery excellent.  Snow on the high hills on the Sunday.

Linda & Arthur from Norfolk

Things to do

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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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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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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