Things to do
Callander, tucked away between the east and west coasts, at the gateway to the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, is an ideal base from which to explore Scotland. We are surrounded by areas of great natural beauty and history;while centres such as Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, Perth, Oban and St Andrews all lie within easy reach. Activities in the area include visits to lochs, with cruises on Loch Lomond and Loch Katrine, historic castles, whisky distilleries, woollen mills and a wide variety of sports such as walking, pony-trekking, cycling, salmon and trout fishing and water sports on the nearby lochs and rivers. Arden House is also just a two minute walk from the first tee of Callander's 18-hole golf course, one of more than a dozen courses in the area. A number of local walks can be enjoyed from the property:to the top of Callander Crags to enjoy the breathtaking views over Callander and beyond, or up to Bracklinn waterfalls, a local beauty spot. Alternatively, the Meadows walk follows the path of the river Teith where it joins with the river Leny. Regular entertainment takes place in the town square during the summer months and the popular Callander Jazz and Blues Festival takes place every year in the autumn.
Golf - CALLANDER GOLF CLUB Telephone 01877 330090
Swimming, Health &Fitness:
Guided Day Tours from Callander with Brian Collie Scottish Tours Telephone 07895 473642 www.briancolliescottishtours.com
LOCH LOMOND BIRD OF PREY CENTRE Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre:Home to 35 birds &over 25 species, meet &get close to Orla the Golden Eagle &Smudge the little Owl. We have arranged a 25% discount for all our Guests, to get your discount click on their logo and fill out the form on their page. www.llbopc.co.uk
GO APE With the UKs 2 longest zip wires and 30 Tree Top crossings Aberfoyle is one of Go Ape's most popular courses. We have arranged a 10% discount on Go Ape for all our Guests, to get your discount click on their logo and fill out the form on their page www.trossachs.co.uk
Castles, Gardens &History:
Stirling, our closest city, is a 20 minute drive away. Here you can see where a lot of Scotland's turbulent and violent history took place - a visit to the castle is a must as is the National Wallace Monument (both have audio tours and panoramic views of the surrounding area). Bannockburn, the site of Scotland's last great victory over the might of Edward II in 1314, is also worth a visit. The battle is re-enacted during the summer months and also dramatised in the film 'Braveheart!'
Glengoyne Discount GLENGOYNE Dumgoyne Telephone 01360 550254 www.glengoyne.com/scotch_whisky_distillery
Dating back to 1833 Glengoyne is one of Scotland's oldest distilleries. Tours include the Wee Tasting Tour, Master Blender and Whisky &Chocolate Matching! We have arranged a 10% discount off any scheduled tour at Glengoyne for all our Guests, to get your discount click on their logo and fill out the form on their page