With Easter just around the corner, it’s best to start planning your next holiday. No idea where to go? You’ll find there are plenty of things to do in Callander, whether you’re travelling with children, friends, your special someone or all by yourself.
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Callander is the perfect place to kickstart your adventure in the Scottish Highlands. This small but bustling town on the River Teith sits right between the Highlands and the Lowlands. It offers something for everyone – from families with fussy tots, to sporty couples, to city dwellers just looking to get away and unplug.
Spring is a great time to visit, with trees coming back to life and flowers starting to bloom. From award-winning accommodation like Leny Estate, you’ll be able to enjoy the best of what the Scottish countryside has to offer!
Curious? Book before it’s too late
Take a peek inside Leny Estate and see why you’ll feel right at home even while you’re away on holiday.
Leny Estate offers a true home away from home. It offers award winning self-catering holiday cottages and log cabins within lush garden grounds right inside Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. There are barbecue facilities and outdoor eating areas in each property, allowing visitors to enjoy a meal out in the Scottish countryside. There’s also a playpark with picnic tables – perfect for families with children. For guests with furry companions, Leny Lodge offers a dog-friendly place to stay.
The reasons to visit this wonderful part of Scotland are many, but here are those which can get you most excited!
Top reasons to plan your next trip in Callander:
1. Spectacular natural scenery of the Scottish Highlands
There’s no better place than Callander to serve as your launching pad to explore the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands. From there, you can easily visit the spectacular Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, immortalised in the historical romances of Scottish novelist Sir Walter Scott. At the heart of the park is the loch itself, one of the most iconic places in Scotland and the largest inland stretch of water in the UK.
2. Exciting outdoor activities
Mountains in the area like Ben Ledi are filled with many footpaths, trails and cycle tracks, ranging from relaxing to the more challenging. Hillwalkers, hikers and cyclists will no doubt find a haven in Callander.
There are also campsites by the water for nature lovers who want to linger, or perhaps stay overnight. Go on a cruise on board a steamship on Loch Katrine or try fishing in places like Lake of Menteith, the best location for fly fishing for rainbow trout and brown trout in central Scotland. Loch Earn is also great for water sports like waterskiing, wakesurfing and kayaking.
For golf enthusiasts, there’s an incredible selection of golf clubs nearby, including the renowned Gleneagles, one of the world’s most famous golf resorts and home to the 2014 Ryder Cup.
3. Unforgettable local attractions
Callander is also steeped in history, serving as the base of the Roman army to defend the Roman Empire in its early years. A short drive away in Stirling is the world-famous Wallace Monument, dedicated to Scottish patriot, Sir William Wallace. There is also Stirling Castle, once a formidable fortress and great royal residence for many kings and queens.
From ancient castles to a modern engineering feat. Located further east from Stirling is the Falkirk Wheel, the world’s first and only rotating boat lift. The 115-foot-tall structure allows coast to coast navigation across central Scotland and doubles as a magnificent piece of functional sculpture.
4. Low-key things to do to chill
Callander also offers plenty of things to do for those who prefer to simply relax. Drop by for a leisurely look inside galleries, spend hours browsing in antique shops or outdoor markets, or pamper yourself with a treatment at a local spa.
Whatever you fancy for your getaway, Callander is sure to have something to cater to your every need and whim.
Book your holiday in Leny Estate now or email email@example.com You can also call 01877 331078.
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