Stirling

TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND

 

STIRLING

Officially 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 castle that dominates the skyline above town. Only 25 minutes drive from Lochend, it has plenty to offer sightseeers and shoppers on a day out from the lake.

The best things to do in Stirling

The castle – where my brother, Topher had Chanter lessons as a child! – is what most people come to see, and with good reason. Former residence of Stewart kings and queens (with the oldest remaining parts dating back to the 1380s), it has been fought over for hundreds of years, a story told today by the costumed bodyguards and servants.

Stirling’s battle-filled past is also really well told at the Wallace Monument and the brilliant new Battle of Bannockburn Centre, both with excellent hologram characters telling blood-chilling tales of battles won and lost.

For entertainment of a more active kind, The Peak is an amazing £27 million leisure centre opened in 2009, with an excellent climbing wall, swimming pool, ice-skating rink and cafe, just along the river from the 8-screen Vue cinema and AMF Ten-Pin Bowling.

Click here for an up-to-date guide on shopping, sightseeing, entertainment and events in Stirling, including information on Ghost Walks at the Old Town Jail.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.