7th – 14th September 2013

September 14, 2013 by in

We love the Cottage and the weather was dry most of the time which meant we could do plenty of walking, especially around Loch Lomond.

We went to Luss and Balmaha where we ended up climbing Conic Hill due to taking a wrong turning on the forest trail!  It was a tough climb but well worth it for the views across Loch Lomond.  We also did a lot of walking along the West Highland Way and visited Rowardennan and climbed Ben Lomond.

We walked from the cottage into Helensburgh and back and looked around the area into Glen Fruin along the road at the back of the cottage.  We have eaten out everyday with no complaints.  We wanted a walking/hiking holiday and that’s what we got, spending whole days doing just that.

The scenery of Scotland is beautiful and we have enjoyed every minute here.  A wonderful holiday, wish we could stay longer.

Tania & Merv, Norwich, Norfolk

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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Day trip suggestions

Inveraray – Day tripA marvellous day out, Inveraray is on the western bank of Loch Fyne north of Arrochar beyond the ‘Rest and be Thankful’. Inveraray Castle  was used in the series Downton Abbey for a ChristmasSpecial. The Bell Tower dominates the town and houses the second heaviest ring of ten bells in the world and is open to the public spring /summer. […]

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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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