5th – 19th August 2023

August 19, 2023 by Alison in

Our third stay in the Cottage (our very first visit, we stayed in the Lodge). We love staying here.
As well as visiting old favourites, we found new things to do. We finally achieved our walk up Ben Goeb from Luss. A challenge but we made it! We did our fantastic Edinburgh Tattoo, driving to the Park ‘n’ Ride at Hermiston. We took a ferry across to the Isle of Bute from Wemyss, where we visited Mount Stuart and took a train from Balloch to Partick to visit the Riverside Museum – an amazing place and free entry. We also visited the Tall Ship while there.
We went across to Inchmurrin island on both friday’s by ferry and enjoyed a lovely meal in the Restaurant. Luss is as lovely as ever and we took the ferry across to Inchcailloch island with stunning views and enjoyed our picnic and paddle in Loch Lomond.

Alison & Craig, thank you once again for letting us stay in the cottage.
Still loads to come back for…
Sue & Tim, West Sussex

Things to do

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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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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