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The Waverley Hotel
"Good Points: Excellent food for breakfast. Well appointed room. Bad Points: Check in very lax, climbed over piles of laundry backs to get to the so called Reception. Hotel was unclean, ..." More

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"Callander is a small attractive town situated at the confluence of two rivers and in an area of outstanding natural beauty known as The Trossachs on the edge of the ..." More

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Sitting plum in the middle of the verdant Trossachs, Callander is a small town whose population is multiplied during the summer months as tourists descend upon one of Scotland’s most unspoiled regions. Rob Roy country and the gateway to the Highlands, the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National park was the first of its kind in Scotland, and is home to a number of idyllic lochs and pristine forestry. The area’s popularity soared in the late 18th Century when Sir Walter Scott’s ‘Lady Of The Lake’ brought Lake Monteith to life in verse. It was an era that witnessed the growth of rural towns such as Aberfoyle, Drymen, and Callander. And prompted many a bank holiday exodus from Glasgow. So why do people come in such numbers? Well, Callander is less than an hour’s drive from Glasgow and makes an excellent summer day trip. There is an abundance of quality bed and breakfasts, and numerous holiday cottages available for rent throughout the year. Callander is situated on the A84, around 12 miles north of Stirling and is on the edge of the Highland Boundary Fault. The drive north leads to Fort William, Crainlarich, and ultimately the wilds of the Scottish Highlands. But perhaps, most of all, it is because the scenery on Callander’s doorstep is nothing short of breathtaking. Ben Ledi dominates the skyline. Rolling pastoral vistas surround the oft-winding roads that almost surrender to the roadside verges in the summer. Lochs that seem under a Tolkien spell reveal themselves in the short journey from town to town. Callander is a short, and more importantly pleasant, drive from Loch Venachar, Loch Katrine, Loch Chon, Loch Ard and more. All enjoy an excellent reputation for brown trout fishing, and in recent years the likes of Loch Venachar and Loch Ard have been a venue for northern pike angling. In total, there are 22 lochs located within the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. All hold fish. And with The River Teith boasting a fine salmon fishery at Gart Farm just two miles from Callander, the Trossachs could be said to have a magnetic pull on anglers. It’s not just the fish. A bag of chips and a stroll down the banks of the Teith completes any summer visit to Callander. The midges may be at their worst but Callendar is at its best at the height of the Scottish summer. The Callander Highland Games are held in the town towards the end of July, and the town hosts the Trossachs Beer Festival in September, seeing October out with the Callander Jazz and Blues Festival. But Callander swings all year round. Its streets are lined with cafes and shops selling arts and crafts, outdoor gear, and knitwear. Visitor information can be found at the Rob Roy Centre and with midge repellant (Avon’s Skin So Soft is highly recommended) in hand, why not take advantages of Callendar’s blessed location and discover the area on foot through one of the many walking paths that knit their way across the immaculate terrain?


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The Crags Hotel (0.10 miles)

The Crags Hotel
The Crags Hotel; fully licensed; is situated on the Main Street of Callander which is often referred to as "" The Gateway to the Trossachs ""; a beautiful region of Scotland once home of the ... More | visit website
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The Waverley Hotel (0.20 miles)

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Ideally situated to explore the natural beauty of the Trossachs National Park, this charming hotel is set in Callendar, at the ‘Gateway to the Highlands’. Offering comfortable en suite rooms, equipped with ... More

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The Knowe (0.24 miles)

Built at the beginning of the twentieth century and enjoying many original Victorian and Edwardian features The Knowe has been for over 25 years a Guest House providing superb accommodation to numerous travellers from all ... More | visit website
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The Clachan Hotel (0.28 miles)

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The Clachan Hotel is one of the best family owned hotels in the Callander, Trossachs and National Park Area. Located close to Callander town centre and to the ... More

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Callander Meadows (0.33 miles)

Callander Meadows
Callander Meadows also offers three en-suite letting rooms with wireless broadband and great food in a licenced restaurant, private parking, and a town centre location. Callander, in the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park in ... More | visit website
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Dreadnought Hotel (0.38 miles)

Dreadnought Hotel

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Originally built in the XVII century by the Clan McNab, whose motto remains as the hotel's name. The Dreadnought provides a blend of history with modern day comfort and style. An extremely ... More

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Poppies Hotel & Restaurant (0.62 miles)

Poppies Hotel & Restaurant

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Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, the only National Park in Scotland, invites you to this most stunning part of the U.K. Where Better to explore this area than the warm, ... More

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Westcot Guest House (0.62 miles)

Westcot Guest House
We are located directly next door to the St Andrews church (a very popular wedding venue), as well as being across the road from the C7 cycleway, the Callander meadows, and just 2 minutes walk ... More | visit website
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Roslin Cottage B&B (0.78 miles)

Roslin Cottage B&B
Roslin Cottage is ideally placed for those guests who want to enjoy the quiet space of the country within an hour of the cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling and take advantage of local amenities ... More | visit website
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Auchenlaich Farmhouse (1.13 miles)

Auchenlaich Farmhouse
Auchenlaich provides 4 star Scottish Farmhouse B&B with optional dinner here at the eastern gateway to The Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, and is very much a family run guest house specialising in restful ... More | visit website

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