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THE PICTURESQUE TOWN OF CALLANDER

Visit the gateway to the Highlands


Callander, known as the gateway to the Highlands, is Strathyre’s nearest town. A Scottish market town, it is most closely associated with the infamous Rob Roy Macgregor, Scotland’s favourite outlaw who was born and lived nearby. Discover the Rob Roy story, buy Scottish crafts and local produce in the bustling high street, and then escape to the peaceful banks of the River Teith for an impromptu picnic.


This picturesque town is 5 miles from your cabin and the nearest town during your stay.

THE VIBRANT VILLAGE OF ABERFOYLE

Don’t miss this essential part of the Trossachs experience


Aberfoyle village sits within a glorious Scottish landscape of mountains, glens, and lochs. The breathtaking scenery is reason enough to visit, but the village offers plenty of attractions of its own. Steeped in the history of this part of Scotland, it is also, more recently, gaining a reputation for its festivals. T4 (Tramping Through the Trossachs) in spring and the Mushroom Festival in autumn are two particular highlights.


The village of Aberfoyle is 17 miles away or a 30 minute drive through this beautiful part of Scotland.

Aberfoyle. Photo by: Ron Peeks

THE LADE INN

Experience traditional Scottish hospitality


 “Great Food, Good Beer, Real Cheer”. That’s how the Lade Inn describes itself and it tells you everything. A friendly, family run enterprise, the Lade Inn is in Kilmahog, a small village 2 miles north of Callander. Enjoy the inventive Scottish cuisine, try out the award winning real ales, and sit back and share in a lively evening of traditional Scottish music.


A perfect holiday night out is waiting only 4 miles from your cabin or a 10 minute drive...or taxi ride.

Local Pubs. The Lade Inn, Strathyre

DUKE’S PASS

Discover the ancient forest route


The wonderfully scenic drive from Callander to Aberfoyle within the Trossachs National Park, takes in the Duke’s Pass. This ancient route winds its way upward through magnificent wooded scenery and offers up spectacular views of the surrounding woodland and lochs. Enjoy the views and make a point of stopping off at the visitors’ centre in the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park to find out more about this magical landscape.


The visitor centre is 11 miles away which should take 20 minutes to drive.

Dukes Pass. Photo by: Shirley Leek and The Forestry Comission

The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre

Explore the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park


The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre takes in some of the most stunning views in the area, across Loch Ard Forest to Ben Lomond, and south to the distant Campsie Fells. The visitor centre is the ideal start point for exploring the spectacular Queen Elizabeth Forest Park; look out for Red Squirrels, Peregrines, and even Ospreys. After following the woodland trails deep into the forest, return for a well-earned break at the café, and one last, lingering look at those magnificent views.


Prepare for a day out and stunning views which are only 30 minutes drive away.

GO APE

Have fun in the forest


Head for Go Ape in the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, Aberfoyle. Go Ape promise a day out you’ll never forget. They brief you for safety before you fly down zip-wires, leap off Tarzan Swings, and tackle crossings whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery. Everyone has the Go Ape spirit just waiting to be unleashed!  Go as a group, family or friends, and enjoy a great adventure. And enjoy an exclusive 10% discount on ticket prices as a Forest Holidays customer.


Aspiring Tarzans should allow 30 minutes to make the 15 mile journey and start their adventure! Please check the Go Ape website for seasonal opening times.

STIRLING CITY

Explore one of Scotland’s finest cities


Stirling, Scotland’s newest city is also one of its oldest, and this fact somehow encapsulates its essence. Central to Scotland’s story, it wears its history well; the magnificent castle dominating the view for miles around. But it is also a modern university town, with a vibrant cultural life, excellent shopping, and numerous highly recommended restaurants. We recommend a visit to the National Wallace Monument which stands tall and proud outside the city of Stirling, and overlooking the scene of Scotland’s victory at The Battle of Stirling Bridge.


A 35 minute drive from Strathyre, it’s a day trip that’s sure to become one of your favourite holiday memories.

BLAIR DRUMMOND SAFARI PARK

Experience “the wildest day out in Scotland”


Blair Drummond Adventure and Safari park promises “the wildest day out in Scotland” – and it delivers! An ideal family trip, pack a picnic and head off for a day full of surprises. Visit the Wildlife Animal Reserves and Adventure Playground, enjoy an exciting boat trip around Chimp Island, take in Lemur Land, the Sea Lion Show, and the thrilling bird of prey displays. Then go wild at the funfair, on the Astraglide waterslide, and on the Flying Fox zipwire.


Your wild adventure day out is only 15 miles from Strathyre cabins.

Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park, Strathyre

DOUNE CASTLE

Discover the Holy Grail


Doune castle offers up some real delights and a few surreal ones too. It is a magnificent example of a courtyard castle dating from the 14th Century. Most impressive is the 100ft high gatehouse which opens into the lovingly restored Lord's Hall. If the castle looks strangely familiar, it’s because of its place in more recent history as a location in Monty Python’s Holy Grail. In a neat touch, the audio tour of the castle is narrated by Terry Jones of the Python team.


The castle is only a 25 minute journey from your cabin as it's 15 miles away.

Doune Castle, Strathyre

LOCH LOMOND & TROSSACHS NATIONAL PARK

Escape to the great outdoors


Our Strathyre location sits within the glorious Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. The National Park takes in over 720 square miles of lochs, mountains, and forests. It’s a paradise for walkers, bird watchers, anglers, and nature lovers. For the thrill seekers in your group, there are mountain climbs, activity centres, and watersports. For those looking for peace and tranquility there are woodland walks, breathtaking views, and a rich and fascinating history to discover.


The National Park is 15 mile trip; or a 30 minute drive.

Trossachs National Park. Photo by: Sebastian Schulz

CRUISE LOCH KATRINE

Experience the ever changing Trossachs


Loch Katrine is not only situated within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, it is also part of the Great Trossachs Forest which is the largest National Nature Reserve in the UK.  Choose from walking expeditions, family cycling adventures or a cruise on Loch Katrine onboard the 115 year old classic and elegant steamship ‘Sir Walter Scott’, or the modern motor vessel ‘Lady of the Lake’. Select your sailing based on time, route and ship of your choice.  
 
Loch Katrine offers you a variety of different options to enjoy as part of your holiday, and your experience starts before you even arrive at Loch Katrine with a stunning scenic 15 mile drive from your Forest Holiday cabin at Strathyre.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF RURAL LIFE

Explore life on the farm


Escape to the countryside for a full day of family fun at this five-star museum and historic working farm. Discover how 300 years of farming and rural home life have shaped and altered Scotland’s countryside in this large, purpose-built museum.


See combine harvesters, tractors, threshers and then tour the period farmhouse for a sense of what living on a farm was really like more than 50 years ago.


With each season there's always something fresh to see - you’ll always find plenty of life on the farm! Prepare for a fun family day out just over an hour’s drive away.