Self Catering holiday accommodation, cottages, lodges and houses in Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. The holiday cottages and lodges are 10 yards from the waters edge at Loch Katrine, nestled in Loch Lomond Park with breathtaking views of Loch Katrine and the surrounding hills of Ben Lomond, Ben Ledi and Ben Venue and just 4 miles from Loch Lomond. The self catering holiday Cottages are near the east bank of Loch Lomond an ideal location from which to absorb one of Scotland's most picturesque loch side areas. Our self catering holiday cottages and accommodation are in tranquil, isolated and remote Lochside locations to allow you to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing break in Loch Lomond Park.
The lochside self catering holiday cottages and lodges lie only a short distance from the colourful and welcoming villages of Aberfoyle and Callander, Gateway to the Loch Lomond & Trossachs Park, they offer a choice of pubs, restaurants, unique shops and a host of colourful festivals run all year round. Highland Scotland at it's best.
Nearby to the self catering holiday cottages activities in the Loch Lomond park include golf, fishing, sailing, boat hire, bike hire and a range of other watersport and leisure club facilities. A wealth of walking >cycling routes also provide opportunities to discover some unforgettable views of the Loch. Ideal for fishing walking cycling boat hire bike hire golf and sailing. We can arrange Whisky Tasting at the cottages or trips to local distilleries. Why not play golf at Gleneagles or The Carrick at Loch Lomond. Why not take a guided tour of Edinburgh Scotlands' capital city. A Map of some local attractions around our cottages in Loch Lomond and Trossachs Park.
Each holiday cottage and lodge has spacious accommodation and is furnished with comfortable and contemporary furniture. Most self catering holiday cottages have a log burning stove in the Cottage Lounge. Our self catering Cottages range from 2 to 8 bedrooms including some located next to each other to cater for those special large house, Lodge and cottage gatherings.
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs self catering cottages accommodation have some of the most scenic lochside beauty spots in Scotland and have been made famous by the stories of Rob Roy. Many of our holiday cottages at Loch Katrine overlook the Factor's Island that Rob Roy used to imprison the Duke of Montrose' factor on Loch Katrine.
The self catering holiday cottages accommodation are near loch Lomond and the famous West Highland Way which is a must for all keen hill walkers. You will be able to walk part of the West Highland Way along the edge of Loch Lomond and also visit the caves where Rob Roy hid at Loch Lomond.
For all your self catering holiday cottages, Lodges and houses and accommodation in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs Park National, Scotland. Great places for walking such as the West Highland Way along Loch Lomond. Hire a bike and enjoy cycling at Loch Katrine in the heart of the Trossachs. Visit the tourist attractions of Aberfoyle and Callander. Sailing on the Sir Walter Scott on Loch Katrine or at Loch Lomond. Join the folks at Kinlochard Sailing Club or Loch Earnhead.. Try quad biking at Kinlochard or hire wire trails at Go Ape activity centre at the David Marshall Lodge Aberfoyle. Visit Loch Lomond at the Inversnaid Hotel just minutes away where you will find Rob Roys cave. Climb some of the local attractions like Ben Lomond, Ben Venue and Ben Ann. Sail on the lady of the Lake at Loch Katrine. Enjoy tea and scones at the Pier Tea room cafe, Stronachlachar, Loch Katrine. in Loch Lomond and Trossachs Park you will find accomodation to suit all your needs. B&B bed and breakfast, hotels guest houses, self catering cottages, Lodges, hostels. restaurants. Bike hire around loch Lomond and Trossachs for cycling, boats for hire. fishing boats even a seaplane on Loch Lomond. The Lake Hotel is great for Bar meals at Lake of Mentieth. The Forth
23 September 2015
Summer Attractions In Scotland
Summer sees record breaking visitor numbers for Scotland’s heritage sites
More than 1.8 million people flocked to Historic Scotland’s heritage attractions between June and August
Record breaking summer visitor figures have been reported by Scotland’s largest operator of visitor attractions, Historic Scotland.
Over the three month period – from June to August – 1,826,047 visitors were welcomed to heritage attractions throughout the country; an increase of more than 34,000 on the same period last year.
Summer 2015 also witnessed several new records being set for many of Historic Scotland’s 77 ticketed attractions, including five castles and prehistoric village.
Scotland’s number one paid for visitor attraction, Edinburgh Castle, was amongst the record breaking sites, welcoming 666,348 visitors an increase of 7% on the same period in 2014. July alone saw 249,923 visitors pass over its famous drawbridge, a rise of 12% when compared to the same month last year. On a single day in August the castle exceeded 10,600 visitors and recently welcomed its one millionth visitor through the gates – the earliest in the year that this milestone has ever been reached.
Another top performer during the summer season included Doune Castle, which rose to international fame following its starring role as the fictional Castle Leoch in the first season of the Outlander TV series. Enjoying the ‘Outlander effect’, the Stirlingshire castle has reported three back-to-back record breaking months and enjoyed an overall surge of 44% in visitors, rising to 32,540 for this period in 2015.
Meanwhile, Skara Brae, one of Europe’s best-preserved prehistoric settlements, benefited from two consecutive record breaking months. The site, which dates back around 5,000 years, saw an increase of 8% in June and 13% in July on the previous year and welcomed a total of 55,078 visitors during the three month summer period.
Commenting on the figures, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop, said: “This record-breaking year for visits to Historic Scotland properties demonstrates the value, significance and growing appeal of Scotland’s heritage to visitors.
“From Orkney to the Borders, Scotland’s history and heritage filled landscapes are a truly unique resource, not just in terms of the wider benefits that they offer for all in terms of cultural enrichment – providing an insight into different aspects of our nation’s past, but also for their role and potential in supporting and driving economic growth. This potential is illustrated in sites such as Doune Castle, which features in the highly successful TV series Outlander, which now attracts visitors on both a UK and international level.”
The summer season also saw Stirling Castle achieve a milestone, as it welcomed the completion of the Stirling Castle Tapestry Project – a 15 year-long project to recreate the Hunt of the Unicorn Tapestries. The castle itself experienced growth on last year’s June and July figures and in total welcomed 216,132 visitors throughout the three months.
More than 34,000 people made their way to the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, Linlithgow Palace, while Urquhart and St Andrews Castles welcomed 190,083 and 34,957 visitors, respectively.
Next month will see the bringing together of Historic Scotland and The Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) to form a new lead public body Historic Environment Scotland (HES). Chair, Jane Ryder, OBE, said: “As we approach this exciting milestone for Scotland’s heritage sector, it’s wonderful to see the enduring draw and important role that these historic landmarks play in modern Scotland today.
“These latest figures highlight the important and diverse contribution made by the sector as we form a new lead heritage body for Scotland. HES will champion and celebrate Scotland’s past whilst making an important contribution to its present and future.”
Stephen Duncan, Director of Commercial and Tourism at Historic Scotland, added: “With records broken and new ones set, summer 2015 has proven to be a memorable season.
“Heritage attractions are a vital element of Scotland’s wider tourism offering. We’ve recorded high levels of footfall at our properties including castles, abbeys, a palace, a 5,000 year old village and a military fort. Edinburgh Castle had a particularly strong summer with three consecutive record breaking months. Whilst Doune Castle – famed for its role in Outlander – also enjoyed a treble in record breaking terms and recorded it’s best June in nine years, helping to highlight our diverse heritage on the international stage.”
Summer (June-August 2015) visitor figures for Historic Scotland’s Top Ten paid for attractions
Edinburgh Castle – 666,348
Stirling Castle – 216,132
Urquhart Castle – 190,083
Skara Brae – 55,078
St Andrews Castle – 34,957
Linlithgow Palace – 34,477
Iona Abbey – 33,751
Fort George – 33,324
Doune Castle – 32,540
Melrose Abbey – 25,856
23rd September 2015
Rare Wallace and Bruce manuscripts to be exhibited together for the first time Wallace and Bruce letters to go on display at Stirling Castle Rare medieval letters relating to William Wallace and Robert the Bruce are to be exhibited together for the first time. The exhibition entitled ‘Wallace, Bruce and Scotland's Contested Crown’ open at Stirling Castle and brings together two unique manuscripts which provide a fascinating insight into the different paths taken by these two leaders in securing the Scottish crown. On display will be a 700-year-old letter from King Philip IV of France to his agents in Rome commanding them to ask Pope Boniface VIII to support Wallace. Written in November 1300, the letter was discovered in the Tower of London in the 1830’s and is currently on loan to the National Records of Scotland from The National Archives in London. In 2011 a panel of experts concluded that it was likely to have been in Wallace's possession, although how and why remain unclear. The Wallace letter will appear alongside a letter to King Philip IV of France. Dating from 1309 it was written by Scottish barons attending the first parliament following Robert the Bruce’s seizure of the throne in 1306. Their declaration of support for Bruce as the rightful king of Scots marked an important moment in the recognition of his crown. The document is preserved in the National Records of Scotland. Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop said; “The bringing together of these documents for the first time will provide a fascinating insight into one of the most turbulent periods in Scotland’s history. “This is a fantastic opportunity for visitors to view these rare and special documents which provide a tantalising glimpse into the lives and legacy of two of Scotland’s most famous historical figures.” Tim Ellis, Keeper of the Records of Scotland and Chief Executive of the National Records of Scotland, said; “The death of Alexander III in 1286 triggered a dynastic scramble that came to a head in 1306, when Robert the Bruce seized the Scottish throne. “This exhibition brings together for the first time two archival treasures connected to William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, and adds to our understanding of this fascinating period of Scottish history. “We're delighted to be holding the exhibition which has been made possible through support from Historic Scotland and The National Archives.” The ‘Wallace, Bruce and Scotland’s Contested Crown’ exhibition will form part of a series of events at Stirling Castle which will tell the story of the events leading up to the Battle of Bannockburn, which marks its 700th anniversary this year. This will include a living history event ‘The Road to Bannockburn’ and an exhibition of paintings by renowned artist Iona Leishman. Lorna Ewan, Head of Visitor Experience for Historic Scotland, who operate Stirling Castle said; “Stirling Castle played a key role in the events leading up to Bannockburn. “The siege of the castle was the catalyst for Edward II to send a 17,000 strong army to Scotland who met Bruce’s men at Bannockburn so it provides a fitting location to tell the story to visitors. “ , the Road to Bannockburn living history event will explore the events that led to this decisive clash. Visitors can find out about the tactics and weapons of the armies and join our forensic team in discovering more about the injuries sustained by the soldiers. “Meanwhile Iona Leishman’s exhibition of paintings will provide a poignant overview of the realities of war. “Together with the Wallace and Bruce exhibition they will provide visitors with an insight into one of the most famous periods in Scotland’s history.” The ‘Wallace, Bruce and Scotland’s Contested Crown’, .
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