Callander & Trossachs Accommodation, Activities and Visitor Attractions
Callander and The Trossachs in Scotland's National Park
Find Trossachs holiday cottages, hotels, and other accommodation in Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, where walking, cycling, scenery, lochs and watersports offer the opportunity for an unforgettable holiday in Scotland.
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Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, Scotland
The small Trossachs town of Callander is the eastern gateway to The Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park which includes about 720 square miles of some of the best scenery and wildlife in Scotland. Callander also boasts more hotels, B&Bs and Self-catering accommodation than any other town in the National Park.
You can find 20 Munros (mountains over 3000 ft), 22 large lochs, lakes and 50 rivers and streams. In the west, Ben Lomond towers over its namesake, Loch Lomond - the largest expanse of freshwater in the uk, including the English lakes. In the east side of the park around Callander, the lochs and forests are a joy for those who want the peace and scenery of Loch Katrine, Loch Earn and smaller lochs, forests and rivers. Mountain biking is a popular sport.
The Queen Elizabeth Forest Park stretches from Aberfoyle and Loch Ard in the west, through the Trossachs to Loch Lubnaig in the east and offers a fantastic variety of walks and cycleways. An ongoing project will eventually replace the forest plantations with native trees. Within the National Park you can enjoy walking, cycling, abseiling, fishing, pony trekking and rock-climbing. The West Highland Way - a long distance footpath cuts through the Trossachs National park on its way to Fort William.
Trossachs B&B Accommodation, bed & breakfast Hotels and self catering places to stay in Scotland
Visit our Trossachs accommodation page to find your ideal hotels or other accommodation for overnight or longer stays in The Trossachs in B&B, hotels, self-catering cottages to let or caravan sites. The main centre for accommodation is Callander but most villages offer a choice of places to stay in Scotland, mainly B&B and holiday cottages as well as hotels, inns, motels, public houses and taverns.
Loch Lomond, Callander and The Trossachs: Places to see.
Trossachs holiday information & guide
Explore mountains and lochs in The Trossachs.
Photos around Callander & The Trossachs
- Loch Lomond - See the Bonnie Banks and take a cruise with one of the many cruise providers.
- Loch Earn - Mysteries & murder at Lochearnhead.
- Loch Achray - Reflections and woodland walks.
- Loch Tay - scenic loch in Perthshire Highlands.
- Loch Venachar for fishing and boating.
- Loch Lubnaig - fishing, picnics, photography.
- Lake of Menteith - a glacial remnant.
- Arrochar - see Loch Long & the Arrochar Alps.
- Balquhidder - Rob Roy's grave, Scenery & Walks.
- Killin and Breadalbane - Killin information
- The Trossachs & Loch Katrine - Steamship Sir Walter Scott & The Lady of the Lake
A few villages to see - more Trossachs villages
Callander - Most shops hotels & accommodation and a great base for your Trossachs holiday based in Callander with all its bustle and surroundings. Brig o' Turk - traditional village close to the Heart of the Trossachs at Loch Achray near Callander Aberfoyle shops - shops and services Strathyre - First Highland village by Loch Lubnaig St Fillans - scenery, drives and the burial chapel of the Stewarts of Ardvorlich Lochearnhead - at the foot of Glen Ogle Stronachlachar, Loch Katrine, Rob Roy's Birthplace
Inversnaid - footferry over Loch Lomond Rowardennan - probably the best beach Crianlarich - Scenery, climbing, canoeing, West Highland Railway line from Loch Lomond Rob Roy Country - MacGregor's home territory
The Southern Villages. Kippen, Fintry, Balfron
If you have Scottish ancesters in the Trossachs this could be the place to start researching if your name is McLaren, McGregor, Buchanan, Stewart, Colquhoun, Campbell and more. Stirling Library has a family history department with access to all the old parish records in the Trossachs. You may even find the clan burial ground for your own family name!
Take a trip on the water for a new view of things.
Visit some of the Lochs in The Trossachs where watersports are available to meet most tastes. If you prefer to relax then there are plenty quiet waterside spots where you can forget the hassle of daily life.
Callander History and Heritage Trail - Known as Stories in the Stones, the trail is a compelling journey through Callander's rich history . A leaflet guides visitors around the short trail while engraved pavement markers signal places to see interesting features such as carved figures, date stones and unusual markings.
- Castles a selection of castles to visit.
- Old Lawers & Lady of Lawers - Fascinating
- Sheilings The way the highland people lived 200 years ago
- Loch Tay - A taste of the history of this loch
- Balquhidder History - Read the story.
- Burial Grounds and Monumental Inscriptions
- The MacLarens in Balquhidder
- Old Graveyards & burial grounds
- Callander Geodiversity Trail (PDF download)
- Callander Ramblers - walk with company
- Try Guided walks with C-N-Do Scotland
- Easy Trossachs walks Low level, shortish walks
- Medium walks - More energeticTrossachs walks
- Trossachs Munros: Ben Ledi, Ben A'an, Ben Vorlich, Cobbler, Stuc a Chroin, Ben Venue - Many more walks on the walking page.
- Trossachs Cycling & Mountain Biking - a selection of bike routes through the Trossachs
- Places to Fish in the Trossachs a taste of Scottish fishing waters! Keep Fit & Swimming - Callander Leisure Centre
- All outdoors things - Outdoors selection
- Loch Katrine Steamer 100 year old Steamship
- Queen Elizabeth Forest Park in The Trossachs
- The West Higland Way - a long distance walk - near Glasgow!
- Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre, Balloch
The centre has over thirty birds of prey, representing more than twenty species. Birds of all sizes, the Little Owl, Kestrels, Buzzards, Hawks, Falcons and Eagles, including "Orla", our Golden Eagle.
- Flanders Moss - a boardwalk across time close to the Lake of Menteith. See 'bugs', ospreys, tigerbeetle, moths & butterflies Argaty Red Kites or Ospreys near Aberfoyle. Trossachs Bird of Prey Trail Wildbirds on the Rob Roy Trail at Kilmahog
- Other wildlife
Trossachs Hotels around Loch Lomond & Callander B&B Log Cabins in Scotland Holiday information and Accommodation
Try Log Cabins or chalets in Scotland at Loch Lomond Chalet - rates can be very reasonable, especially in low season, Breadalbane or in theTrossachs area. Scottish holiday log cabins, apartments, Trossachs hotels, cottages or flats are also favourites and can provide very low cost holiday accommodation. Self-catering accommodation is available at Callander, Trossachs, Loch Lomond, Loch Earn, Aberfoyle, Killin cottages, Strathyre and many other towns and villages throughout the area. If you look around, Holiday Accommodation can be reasonably cheap. Our Trossachs pages will help you book a Scottish Holiday cottage or serviced accommodation in Callander, the Trossachs and elsewhere in Scotland's National Park. Annfield Cottage in Callander The Trossachs Between Aberfoyle and Callander lies the Trossachs, probably the best loved part of the National Park offering fishing, boating, steamer excursions, cycling and walking. Aberfoyle accommodation offers a base handy for a visit to the remoter parts of the Trossachs. Tyndrum Scotland Accommodation and luxury hotels may be found on the Crianlarich page. More about Callander in the Trossachs Hotels and other accommodation in the Trossachs Recherche d'hébergemen
Voir l'Ecosse, de vacances dans le Loch Lomond & Trossachs Scotland Parc national à voir la beauté, l'histoire, activités de plein air et le plaisir combinés pour fournir les éléments essentiels pour des vacances inoubliables. Rowardennan a Loch Lomond et les Trossachs. National Park comprend quelque 720 miles carrés de quelques-uns des plus beaux paysages et la faune sauvage en Ecosse. Elle possède 20 Munros (montagnes de plus de 3000 ft), 22 grands lacs et 50 rivières et ruisseaux. Dans l'ouest, Ben Lomond domine son homonyme, le Loch Lomond.
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