Loch Lomond & The Falkirk Wheel 5 Days - Rob Roy
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 - Trossachs National Park
Explore the stunning Trossachs National Park - the very heart of Scotland. The country's first National Park, this is where the lowlands meets the highlands with a varied landscape of rolling hills, tranquil lochs and rugged mountains. We discover some charming towns and villages along the way, but sit back, relax and enjoy the magnificent scenery!/n
Day 3 - Loch Lomond & The Bonnie Clyde
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)./nWe visit Helensburgh, a handsome Victorian holiday resort situated on the River Clyde. Elegant tree-lined streets, a long promenade and attractive parks and gardens make this the perfect spot for a stroll. There are many independent shops, local art and jewellery galleries plus award-winning cafes and restaurants./nFrom the sugar trade of the 18th century, to the shipbuilding of the 20th, the Bonnie Clyde has played an important role in Glasgow and Scotland's trading history. All along the banks, from its estuary into the Atlantic Ocean to the very heart of the city there is evidence of how the river has shaped it's surroundings./n
Day 4 - Full day to The Falkirk Wheel, The Kelpies and Stirling
Excursion including a trip on the Falkirk Wheel – the world’s first and only rotating boatlift! The impressive mechanics join the waterways of the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals, lifting vessels 115ft into the air. We continue to call at the impressive Kelpies – the towering twin, equine structures that stand proudly in Helix Park before venturing into Stirling. Discover the charming Old Town, the Victorian arcades or admire the view from Stirling Castle (charges apply)./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.