Loch Lomond & Falkirk Wheel 5 Days - Rob Roy Hotel
Aberfoyle, in the heart of the Trossachs, was once an important slate mining town and is now a picturesque tourism centre with a bustling Main Street. The magnificent surrounding scenery formed by the geological Highland Boundary Fault features in Sir Walter Scott’s The Lady of the Lake. Rob Roy and Mary Queen of Scots both visited Aberfoyle. Later the town was claimed by its most famous resident, the Rev Robert Kirk, to be the gateway to a fairy kingdom.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - Outward Travel
Day 2 - The Trossachs
The Trossachs is a small woodland glen in the Stirling council area of Scotland./nThe name is used generally to refer to the wider area of wooded glens and braes with quiet lochs, lying to the east of Ben Lomond./nThe Trossachs were home to Rob Roy and the setting for Walter Scott’s 'The Lady of the Lake'./n
Day 3 - Loch Lomond Boat Trip
Loch Lomond is the largest inland stretch of water in Britain (by surface area) at 24 by 4.5 miles./n"Loch Lomond and the Trossachs" was one of the first of the two Scottish national parks, est 2002./nAt the south end of the loch, is Lomond Shores visitor & shopping complex, from where we take a boat trip on the loch (included in tour cost)./n
Day 4 - Falkirk Wheel & Stirling
The Falkirk Wheel is the world’s first and only rotating boatlift (Boat fare included in cost)./nDesigned to replace a series of lock gates built in the 19th century, the Falkirk Wheel is the showpiece of the Millennium Link project./nWith boat trips, a cafe, a gift shop and woodland walks, there is something to suit everyone./nStirling is one of Britain’s most historic cities and is where the Wars of Independence were fought and won./nStirling Castle is one of Scotland’s grandest castles due to its imposing position and impressive architecture (Entrance fees apply)./nOverlooking the scene of one of Scotland’s most famous battle sites, Stirling Bridge, is the 220 ft high National Wallace Monument./n
Day 5 - Return Travel
Rob Roy Hotel
Recently refurbished the Rob Roy Hotel, named after legendary folk hero, Rob Roy MacGregor is wonderfully situated at the edge of the Trossachs within Scotland’s first National Park. A short stroll along the banks of the Forth River will take you to the village of Aberfoyle, where you will find a variety of shops selling local arts, crafts and clothing. There are also Visitor Centres in the village. This traditional Scottish Country Hotel consists of three buildings linked with a covered walk-way. The restaurant offers a varied menu sourced from local produce and suppliers, whilst the Thistle Bar has pleasant ambience in which to relax.