B&B in Loch Lomond Bed and Breakfast in Scotland's National Park at Westerton Guest House

 

The best way of seeing the Trossachs
area is by car, but timetables for public
transport options can be accessed at
www.lochlomond-trossachs.org/visiting
Callander Local Information
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B&B in Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park - Westerton

Things to do and see from Callander


Button - back to more Self catering Scotland, PerthshireGuided Walks

The Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park contains excellent opportunities for outdoor activities ranging from scenic mountain walks to more extreme mountain adventures!
For those of our guests who may wish to use the services of a qualified mountain guide, we are pleased to recommend Trossachs Mountain Guides. Trossachs Mountain Guides provides a guiding and instructional service that caters for all aspects of mountain activities from gentle walks in the lowlands, to the extreme adventure of multi-pitch rock climbing!
Trossachs Mountain Guides passion for adventure and exploration is matched by their passion for service. They specialise in a bespoke service and in being able to match client’s aspirations with their services in venues with which they are intimately acquainted. Trossachs Mountain Guides offer a friendly and flexible service and are able to accommodate their clients at short notice!
For more information contact them at www.trossachsmountainguides.co.uk/ or phone Jon on 07919 593759

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Callander Meadows & Strathyre Walk 

The Meadows car parks at the west end of Callander Main Street give access to a walkway beside the River Teith. The footpath starts at the foot of the old preaching mound of 'Tom na Chessaig' and beside the ancient graveyard then follows the river Teith upstream to the point where the Garbh Uisge and Eas Gobhain meet to become the River Teith.

Follow the path to the old Oban railway line which is now a cycleway / footpath leading past the remains of a Roman marching camp to the Pass of Leny. Turn right at the road crossing then right again after the Lade Inn to follow the road back to Callander.

Button - back to more Self catering Scotland, PerthshireRob Roy and Trossachs Visitor Centre 

Situated in Ancaster Square, Callander, in a former church seen here before its convertion, the Rob Roy Tourist Information Centre provides tourist information  for The Trossachs ( and the rest of Scotland ).
Visitors can see Rob Roy's Grave in beautiful Balqhuidder Glen in the heart of Scotland .
Weekends only January & February. March to May & October to December 10.00 to 17.00 . June to September 09.30 to 18.00

Rob Roy and The Trossachs were featured in the 19th century in the  novel 'Rob Roy' by Sir Walter Scott who was a visitor to the Trossachs and who lodged in a castle between Callander and Doune.

TheButton - back to more Self catering Scotland, Perthshire Trossachs and Kilmahog Woollen Mills 

Trossachs Woollen Mill.

Watch the Trossachs Lady operate the 1920s looms, manufacturing the popular "Macgregor" and Trossachs travel rugs. A selection of ladies and gents outerwear & country wear is always on offer. The Trossachs larder shop offers a range of whiskies, wines, beers, preserves, honey and haggis. Speciality Scottish pancakes are a speciality in the coffee shop.

1m west of Callander.  Open daily all year

Kilmahog Woollen Mill.

An 18th c. mill which today offers Highland dress, top quality tartans, kilts and a large selection of Aran, cashmere and 100% lambswool knitwear.

Open 7 days a week all year. Free Parking. ( 1 mile west of Callander)

Button - back to more Self catering Scotland, PerthshireLoch Lubnaig 

Reputed to translate as 'the Bent Loch'  Loch Lubnaig is about 3 miles in length.
The A84 trunk road is on the east side and the Callander to Strathyre footpath / cycleway follows the west shore, starting at Callander Meadows, and ultimately continuing past Strathyre to Killin..
An access to the footpath and to the Ben Ledi hillwalk is over the metal bridge just south of Loch Lubnaig.
A number of  picnic spots with parking are to be found on the east side by the road.
In still weather, the unbelievable reflections are a joy.

Button - back to more Self catering Scotland, PerthshireLoch Venachar 

From Callander, walk, cycle or drive to the car park on the Invertrossachs road to enjoy some great scenery and a little haven of quiet just a mile from town. To the North can be seen Scotland's first highland Ben - Ben Ledi.  Interesting rock samples can be found when water levels are low. On the northern side lies the road from Callander to the Trossachs and Loch Katrine via Brig o' Turk. Several Loch-side parking / picnic spots offer superb views.

(1 mile west of Callander)

Bracklinn Falls

This magnificent waterfall in a gorge is spectacular after heavy rain and was visited by Queen Victoria. The bridge was washed away recently, but once restored, walkers may take advantage of a footpath on the far side of the falls by turning LEFT and finding the pathway following the river upstream. The path winds uphill onto a forest road (always take the left fork where the track splits) then downhill again to the 'Scouts Pool' and a second waterfall before joining the public road where a left turn returns the walker to the car park. Total walk about 3 miles.
Reached via Bracklinn Road at the east end post office, about half a mile following signposts to car park on right among the woods. a 10 minute walk takes you to the falls. Unsuitable for people who cannot manage a flight of steps.

Button - back to more Self catering Scotland, PerthshireFalls of Leny

A spectacular split waterfall in the narrow gorge named the 'Pass of Leny' about 4 mile north of Callander on the A84. The Pass of Leny was always an important route into the highlands and was considered by the Romans to be important enough to justify a permanent fort at the southern end of the pass at Bochastle.

Follow A84 through Kilmahog then watch for car park in woods - right hand side about 2 miles. Cross the main road - carefully - and follow the path upstream for about 300 metres. The last 20 metres of the concrete path is at present fenced off due to flood damage - don't be tempted to climb the fence as the end of the path is unstable.

Button - back to more Self catering Scotland, PerthshireHamiltonToy Museum 

Bring back childhood memories and see almost every toy imaginable in this family run museum. Enjoyed by adults and children. Over five rooms packed with childhood memories, and two collectors shops filled with toys old and new, books and bric a brac.
Find the museum in Callander Main St, left land side with Ben Ledi behind you.

Open Easter to end October (closed Mon) 11am to 430pm. 

Button - back to more Self catering Scotland, PerthshireRob Roy's Grave

Situated in the grounds of Balquhidder Church, Rob Roy's Grave lies in a beautiful spot at the foot of Kirkton Glen and is only a short distance from Callander. As well as Rob Roy's grave, beside which lie the graves of his wife, son and brother, there are other interesting tombstones here as well as the ruins of the old church. An interesting information board giving information about the graveyard is fixed to the wall of the old church.

If you continue up the road past Loch Voil and Loch Doine you come to the end of the public road at Inverlochlarig where you may leave the car in the car park whilst you walk up the glen past the site of Rob Roy's house. His earlier home 'Monachyle Tuaragh' was on the south side just at the narrow point between the two lochs. If you are an enthusiastic walker, you may continue from here over the 'Bealach nam Corp' (the pass of the dead) to Loch Lomond.

Button - back to more Self catering Scotland, PerthshireDoune Castle 

A magnificent 14th century courtyard castle, once the ancestral home of the Earls of Moray. It is steeped in history and was occupied by Bonnie Prince Charlies Jacobite forces in 1745. It is now run by Historic Scotland.

Open all year. Closed Thursday afternoons and Fridays in the winter months. Situated at the easterly end of the village of Doune on the right as you look towards Dunblane.   (6 mile east of Callander on A84)

Button - back to more Self catering Scotland, PerthshireDoune Pistol Factory.

In 1646 Thomas Caddell set up business as a gunsmith, it is recorded that "..his study and perseverance brought his work to so a high a degree of perfection that no pistol made in Britain excelled or perhaps equaled those of his making either for sureness or for beauty." They were sought eagerly by the clansmen of the time. Today they fetch huge sums of money when ever one appears on the open market. The old factory has been restored and can be found down an alley way from the main street in Doune with an information board detailing its past on the outside.

(6 mile east of Callander on A84)

Button - back to more Self catering Scotland, PerthshireBlair Drummond Liesure and Safari Park

Drive-through Wild Animal Reserves; Boat Safari round Chimps Island and Waterfowl Sanctuary: Pets Farm; Performing Sea Lion Shows; Adventure Playground, Amusements Galore; Giant Astraglide; Pedal Boats; Barbecues; Picnic Areas; Restaurant and Bar; Gift Shops; Face Painting; Flying Fox Cable Slide across Lake; Facilities for Disabled and much morel Exit 10—M9-A84.

Open: Daily 1st Apr-2nd Oct. lOam-5.3Opm. Last admission 430pm. (10 mile east of Callander on A84)

Button - back to more Self catering Scotland, PerthshireBreadalbane Folklore Centre and Dochart Falls

As the River Dochart flows towards Loch Tay in Scotlands "Breadalbane" (g. High Alban) it tumbles over rocks at the Falls of Dochart at the old bridge at Killin. This is one of Scotland’s most famous natural landmarks. Opposite the falls is the Breadalbane Folklore Centre, where you can discover the fascinating tales and legends of Breadalbane, from the ancient prophesies of the Lady of Lawers and the mystical St Fillan, to the magical deeds of the mythical giant Fingal. Below the falls and accessed via a gate in the middle span of the bridge is Inchbuidh (Yellow Island), the burial island of the Clan McNab with its ancient burial enclosure and relics. See the photos in the gallery

Open Daily April 1st to the end of October. (about 20 mile north of Callander on A84)

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About 8 miles from Callander on  the Lake of Menteith, these are the ruins of a 13th century Augustinian Monastery. At Port of Menteith take the ferry for the  trip to the island and watch for some of the  birds that visit or live on the Lake, including grebe, goldeneye, tufted duck, mallards, geese, herons and swans.

The priory was founded in 1238 and in 1547 was used as a safe haven from the English army by the young Mary Queen of Scots. With a little imagination you can take yourself back to those tumultuous times and guess how young Mary felt here.

Open April to September, Monday to Saturday 09:30 - 18:30 and Sunday 14:00 - 18:30.

8 mile south of Callander on A81)

Button - back to more Self catering Scotland, PerthshireThe Trossachs 

To be accurate the Trossachs are a small area between   Ben A'an and Ben Venue, and  Lochs Katrine and Achray. More recently, the term has been used to define the whole of the area from Callander to Lochs Katrine and Lomond. Whatever the definition, this beautiful area is something the visitor must not miss.

(8 mile west of Callander)

 

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Loch Katrine was enlarged in 1859 to become the first reliable piped water supply for the city of Glasgow. The loch is famous for its magnificent scenery and for the Steamship Sir Walter Scott which makes daily trips up the loch with its cargo of tourists.   Glengyle, at the west end of the Loch was the land of the MacGregors, birthplace of Rob Roy and the MacGregor Clan burial ground is on an artificial island at the west end of the loch.

For more information and times of sailings, tel 01877 376 316.
(8 mile west of Callander)

Button - back to more Self catering Scotland, PerthshireScenery and Drives

Situated near the geographical centre of Scotland, Callander makes a marvelous base from which you can drive through some of the best scenery in the UK. The area to the north, east and west of Callander is typical highland countryside giving a very agreeable variety of scenery, with lochs, mountains, rivers and moorland.
Most parts of Scotland can be easily reached by car from Callander, Perthshire.

A selection of drives with route map

B&B in Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park - Westerton

Telephone: Dialling from within the UK:  01877 330147
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Writing to: Westerton, Leny Rd, Callander. FK17 8AJ

 

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