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 - The Trossachs
The stunning wooded landscape of the Trossachs is sure to delight. /nThe Trossachs were home to Rob Roy and were the setting for Walter Scott’s 'The Lady of the Lake'./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, near Balloch, is the Loch Lomond Shores visitor and shopping complex./nThe River Clyde is a river, that flows into the Firth of Clyde in Scotland./nFlowing through the major city of Glasgow, it was an important river for shipbuilding and trade in the British Empire./nOn the banks of the Clyde, two industrialists built their mills and the model settlement of New Lanark. The mills are now a museum and World Heritage Site (entry fees apply)./n
Day 4 - Falkirk Wheel, The Kelpies and Stirling
The famous equine sculptures were designed by sculptor Andy Scott and were completed in October 2013./nThe 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.