Things to do

There are numerous places to visit whether it is historic venues, fantastic scenery or partaking in outdoor pursuits such as walking, cycling, climbing, bird watching, canoeing, sailing, golf, skiing, both winter or summer. Located next to the cycle path (Loch Lomond 2 miles and Helensburgh 3 miles) at the foot of the glen, there is fresh air in abundance!

Things to do

Activities

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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Auchendrain Village

Auchendrain museum – just south of Inverary

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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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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Ben Lomond Walk

Favourite walks

If the outdoors is your thing then there are mountains in abundance to suit all levels of walkers. Ben Lomond, Scotland’s most southerly Monroe (a mountain over 3,000ft high), just one of 283 in Scotland.  Starting point is at Rowerdennan on the east side of loch lomond.  Well worth it for the views of Loch Lomond as you […]

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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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Luss conservation village – western shore of Loch Lomond

Located on the banks of Loch Lomond, off the A82, 5 miles north of Crosskeys. Occupation of this area dates back to medieval times, but much of the village and the neat rows of cottages were built in the 18th and 19th centuries to house workers from the nearby slate quarries and featured in the […]

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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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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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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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