East Coast

TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND

 

EAST COAST

While the West Coast has a wild, wind-lashed beauty and a string of magical islands, the East Coast wins every time when it comes to cute fishing villages and bucket-and-spade seaside towns – with no midges, even in summer!

Visit the East Coast’s best beaches and towns

While the West Coast has a wild, wind-lashed beauty and a string of magical islands, the East Coast wins every time when it comes to cute fishing villages and bucket-and-spade seaside towns – with no midges, even in summer!

Handily, the best bit of the East Coast, the East Neuk of Fife, is also the closest stretch of the East Coast to Lochend. Jutting out into the North Sea across the Firth of Forth from Edinburgh, the East Neuk is only a couple of hours scenic drive from Lochend. With a string of pretty villages, beaches and great coastal walks, it is a brilliant place for a daytrip from the chalets.

It is possible to do the whole East Neuk coast in a day from Lochend, driving the 20-odd miles from St Andrew’s to Elie via a string of really pretty coastal villages, including Crail with its picture-perfect harbour, Pittenweem with its cobbled lanes and galleries, Anstruther with its knock-out fish ‘n chips and boat trips to Isle of May nature reserve.

Or you could just spend the whole day in St Andrew’s or Elie. The global home of golf, St Andrew’s is a magical, ancient town to visit even if you’re not interested in golf, with medieval ruins, majestic university buildings and miles of bonewhite beach made famous by the opening to the 1981 film, Chariots of Fire.

Less well known to tourists, but a real favourite with weekenders from Edinburgh, Elie is a beautiful, wee seaside town with a lovely Blue Flag beach hosting beach cricket at low tide in summer, a watersports centre where you can hire windsurfers, kayaks and dinghies, and bracing coastal walks.

TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND

Edinburgh

TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND EDINBURGHWhere to start? First, perhaps, by saying that while Lochend feels incredibly secluded, in fact, we’re only about 75 minutes from the Royal Mile – or maybe two hours if you take the one-hour train from Dunblane or Stirling to Waverley Station.The best things to do in EdinburghAnd what a

Array

Loch Lomond

TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND   LOCH LOMONDThe famous ‘bonny banks of Loch Lomond’ lie only about half an hour’s drive from our chalets, offering beautiful walks, magnificent scenery and at its southern shores a panoramic shopping and leisure complex with restaurants, a visitor centre, cruise tours, and an aquarium.Visiting Britain’s biggest lake from

Array

East Coast

TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND   EAST COASTWhile the West Coast has a wild, wind-lashed beauty and a string of magical islands, the East Coast wins every time when it comes to cute fishing villages and bucket-and-spade seaside towns – with no midges, even in summer!Visit the East Coast’s best beaches and townsWhile the

Array

West Coast

TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND   WEST COASTWe’re only 90 minutes from Glencoe, and two hours from Fort William and Oban, Gateway to the Isles. With the beautiful Inner Hebridean island of Mull only a 45-minute ferry from Oban, that means even some of the most dramatic Highland & Island scenery is just a

Array

Glasgow

TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND   GLASGOWIt always amazes me that while you sit by the lake at Lochend, you’re actually less than an hour from the centre of Scotland’s biggest city, or just over an hour if you drive to Milngavie and get the train from there.The best things to do in GlasgowGenerally

Array

Perth

TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND   PERTHFormerly the capital of Scotland, Perth is a really elegant old town lying on the banks of the Tay – not for nothing it is known as the Fair City. Only about an hour from Lochend, Perth has lovely galleries, a handsome semi-pedestrianised centre with great shops and

Array

Stirling

TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND   STIRLINGOfficially granted ‘city’ status as part of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002, Stirling nevertheless feels more like a town than a city, with one Vue cinema, a fab new leisure centre, a pretty, pedestrianised centre, and a cluster of nice old medieval lanes up by the magnficent

Array

Oban

TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND   OBANThe pretty harbour town of Oban, little bay in Gaelic, is a very lovely 2 and a bit hour drive from  Lochend. Passing by the Green Wellie Stop and the Gold Mine at Tyndrum, skirting round the  edge of the beautiful Loch Awe and passing, or stopping, at

Array

MORE THINGS TO DO AT LOCHEND CHALETS

With so much on offer at Lochend Chalets we have listed our favourite things to do for you. Browse all the amazing things you can do when you enjoy a short break ta The Lake of Menteith. Stay on site or explore the local landscapes. Take a day trip somewhere further afield or use your holiday lodge as a base to tour around Scotland. Whatever you want to do there will always be something to keep you entertained and make memories that will last a lifetime.