5th – 8th May 2024

May 12, 2024 by Alison in

Cosy, comfortable Crosskeys Cottage. Ideal for our short stay in Loch Lomond. Warm welcome from Craig and Alison. Highlights of our short stay – Conic Hill, its steep but worth it, amazing views. Duncryne (dumpling) trail, much less steep but also very nice views over the Loch. Aber shore RSPB trail to the Loch absolutely beautiful this time of year with the bluebells, a very peaceful walk. Lussfor a pleasant stroll and Helensburgh for sunset over the hills. Finally a coffee or glass of something at Duck Bay a perfect way to finish your day sitting onthe terrace watching the swifts under the pontoon and listening to the oyster catchers.

All of the above dog friendly and much enjoyed by us too.

Thanks, very much enjoyed our stay, Neil, Deb, Dooley & Davy (woof)

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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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 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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