5th to 12th March 2016

March 19, 2016 by in

This was our first time visiting Scotland but it definitely won’t be the last!  We arrived at Glenfruin lodge after a 6.5 hour drive and instantly felt at home.

The Lodge is spacious yet cosy with everything we needed for our week-long stay.  The bed is wonderfully comfortable, kitchen well stocked and the HUGE whirlpool bath and log burner were God sends after a long day out in the Scottish Highlands!

During our stay we visited:

– Bird of Prey Centre at Balloch – great value and very interesting.

– Sweeney’s Cruises for a 1 hour cruise of Loch Lomond.

– RSPB nature reserve at Gartocharn (lovely walk).

– Lodge Visitors Centre at Aberfoyle for wonderful Red Squirrel viewing.

– Ben Lomond – still can’t believe we climbed an actual mountain! Amazing experience & breathtaking views.

We also treated ourselves to fish & chips from the ‘Wee Kelpie’ in Helensburgh (delicious) and splashed out on the 8 course tasting menu at the Michelin star ‘Martin Wishart’ restaurant at Cameron House (amazing for us foodies!).

All in all our first visit to this beautiful country has been unforgettable – we are already planning to come back next year!  Glenfruin Lodge will definitely be our 1st choice of accommodation.

Beckie & Tom, Braintree, Essex

Things to do

The Duke’s Pass – starts at Aberfoyle

Regarded as one of Britain’s best drives, the A821 road between Aberfoyle and Loch Achray leads you through some of the most scenic parts of the iconic Trossachs landscape.https://forestryandland.gov.scot/visit/forest-parks/queen-elizabeth-forest-park/dukes-pass

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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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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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