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Postcode: FK9 | code search
Population: 600
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Blair Drummond was originally an estate in Scotland situated one mile south of the village of Doune and four miles north-west of Stirling on the south-bank of the River Teith. Historically interesting buildings in the policy lands include the impressive baronial house built c1868, the stable block built in1835 with clock-tower added in 1871, the 19th century Ice House, the Tudor Lodges and the Mill of Torr. Blair Drummond has a selection of holiday accommodation including a caravan park and it is a popular tourist destination attracting golfers, walkers, cyclists and nature-watchers. Callander Golf Club is set in the heart of the Trossachs and there are way-marked cycle routes through the National Park. The main attraction in the area is the Blair Drummond Safari and Leisure Park, established in 1970’s, it includes over 300 animals, a drive-through animal reserve, pet farm, boat-ride to chimp island, Sea-lion and birds-of-prey displays, adventure areas, restaurants, snack bars and picnic areas Nearby stands the 14th century Doune Castle, occupied by Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobites in 1745 and in the grounds of Balquhidder Church, lies the grave of the legendary Rob Roy McGregor. Stirling has a wealth of attractions on offer from excellent shopping to open-top bus tours of the historic sites including Stirling Castle, the Wallace Monument, and the Bruce Heritage Centre.

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Culcreuch Castle Hotel and Country Park (2.77 miles)

Culcreuch Castle Hotel and Country Park

The ancestral home of Clan Galbraith, 700 year old Culcreuch Castle warmly welcomes friends from all over the world to relax in one of the most romantic and historic Castles in the UK.

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Ballochneck Country House (5.67 miles)

Ballochneck Country House

Ballochneck is one of the most romantic retreats in Scotland, sitting proudly in beautiful countryside nestled between Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Parks. Owners Donnie and Fiona Allan are passionate about running Ballochneck to ... More | visit website

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Hillview Cottage B&B (6.13 miles)

Hillview Cottage B&B

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Hillview Cottage Guest House offers traditional B&B accommodation in Central Scotland in an ideal location to tour the premier sites of the area. These ... More

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The Brig - Carronbridge Hotel (7.24 miles)

The Brig - Carronbridge Hotel
A traditional Scottish Country Inn, with real coal fires . Carronbridge Hotel - local nickname 'The Brig' , historically a coaching inn , a place for weary travellers situated on what used to be the ... More | visit website
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Finglen House (7.67 miles)

Finglen House
Finglen House nestles at the foot of the spectacular Campsie Hills just 30 minutes to the north of Glasgow and 30 minutes South of Loch Lomand. It offers two double en suite rooms. It provides ... More | visit website
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The Lake Of Menteith Hotel (7.75 miles)

The Lake Of Menteith Hotel

Our philosophy is to create a hotel which fulfils our idea of the perfect place to go and stay. This perfect place, whether restaurant or hotel, should be entirely in sympathy with its surroundings. We want ... More | visit website

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Loaninghead Farm (7.90 miles)

Loaninghead Farm

An 18th century hunting lodge in the days of Rob Roy McGregor(scottish outlaw)depicted in BraveHeart film, situated in the heart of Loch Lomond, Stirling & Trossachs. Now a livestock farm. With Magnificient views of the ... More | visit website

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Black Bull Hotel (8.42 miles)

Black Bull Hotel

Nestling quietly in the picture postcard village of Killearn, the Black Bull is a little gem - a small, intimate family run Scottish inn style hotel of considerable character and charm, big on hospitality, great ... More | visit website

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Gartmore House (8.82 miles)

Gartmore House

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Explore the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park whilst staying at our 18th century historic country mansion. Set in 75 acres of private grounds and with panoramic views across 20 ... More

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Kirkhouse Inn (8.93 miles)

Kirkhouse Inn

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Perfectly located within the tranquil parish of Strathblane near Loch Lomond, this inn, established in 1601, is no stranger to greeting guests, both local and from all over the world. Nestling under ... More

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