Local Attractions And Facilities

New Year on Loch Voil

During your stay we will be pleased to advise you of any events occurring locally, where to go and what to see, if you have any special requests please do not hesitate to ask.

For the walker and mountaineer the choice is vast, Balquhidder in its central location is an ideal base to explore the Bens and climb the Munros of Scotland. There are 8 Munros in the glen plus Ben Ledi, Ben Vorlich and Ben Lawers nearby

For the golfer there are courses at Callander, Killin, St Fillans, Comrie and Crieff (all within a half hour drive)

For the horse rider you can visit the equestrian centre at Crieff.

For watersports there is a centre at Loch Earn.

For the nature lover, wildlife abounds. There is an otter which plays in the loch, a pine marten which raids the bird table and deer can be seen in front of the cottages early in the morning. Also Eagle, Buzzard, Merlin, Sparrowhawk, occasional Peregrin, Red Kite and Osprey.

For the tourist, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Oban and Perth are all within one and a half hours by car.

There are two mountain bike hire shops in Callander and a cycle path from Callander to Balquhidder along a disused railway line along the side of Loch Lubnaig and from Balquhidder to Killin via Glen Ogle old rail track.

Local stalking and shooting are available by arrangement.

We have no light pollution, so on clear night skies the millions of stars are brilliant. The Milky Way and seasonal constellations easily discernable. Count the satellites criss-crossing the skies above, and if you are really lucky, see the Aurora Borealis. The Hale Bop and Halley's comets were spectacular for many nights as the crossed the sky some years ago and meteor showers have you spinning.

Note: Not June as we have light evenings.

 

The local villages of Lochearnhead and Strathyre have well stocked general purpose stores and Post Offices. The local town of Callander has two small supermarkets. Asda will deliver here for internet orders.

Aberfoyle :

Go Ape

 

David Marshall Lodge

Balquhidder :

Rob Roy's Grave

Callander :

The Rob Roy Visitor's Centre

 

Trossachs and Kilmahog Woollen Mills

 

Inchmahome Priory

Comrie :

Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre

Crieff :

Crieff Hydro - Riding School

 

Crieff Hydro - Outdoor Activities Centre

 

Crieff Hydro - Leisure Centre and Victorian Spa

The Trossachs :

Loch Lomond.

 

Loch Katrine.

 

Steam Ship Sir Walter Scott.

Stirling :

Stirling Castle

 

The Wallace Monument

 

The Bannockburn Heritage Centre

Trossachs :

Boat Trips on Loch Katrine

 

Boat Trips on Loch Lomond

 

Falls of Dochart

Doune :

Doune Castle

 

Scottish Arts And Craft Centre

 

Blair Drummond Safari Park

Perth :

The Distillerys

 

Perth Ice Rink

 

Noah's Ark

 

The Fergusson Art Gallery

Glasgow :

The Burrell Collection

 

The Museum Of Transport

 

Fossil Park.

 

The People’s Palace.

 

The Gallery Of Modern Art.

 

Art Gallery and Museum.

 

Mc Clellan Gallery.

 

S.E.C.C. Live Music Venue.

Falkirk :

The Falkirk Wheel

Edinburgh :

Edinburgh Castle

 

The Palace of Holyroodhouse

 

Edinburgh Zoo

 

Royal Observatory.

 

Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

 

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

 

Royal Museum of Scotland.

 

National Gallery of Scotland.

 

The Peoples Story.

 

Museum of Childhood.

 

Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre.

 

The Edinburgh Tattoo.

 

The Edinburgh Festival - during August

 

Holiday Cottages

 Holiday Caravan

 Fishing

 Golf

 Local History

 Wildlife

 Photograph Gallery

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