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Callander
Travel Guide

Stay in the Gateway to the Highlands and trek through myriad woodland parks to enjoy numerous lakes and fun family activities.

Callander is a charming village in the heart of a diverse region of national parks. Many lochs decorate this woodland area, offering shoreline activities of cycling and hiking. Amble along the banks of the River Teith in the town center to appreciate this quaint and scenic setting. Start at the Visit Scotland Centre for regional weather and events information.

Gaze up at the mountains of the Callander Crags looming over the town. Follow nature trails through the picturesque countryside. The path east past the Callander Golf Course brings you to the Allt a’ Choire Bhric River and Bracklinn Falls. Stroll beside the riverbanks to see the cascades in this network of falls.

Follow the Trossachs Birds of Prey Trail to see various types of owls. The wildlife route has many cycle tracks and viewpoints to see ospreys, peregrines, eagles and kestrels.

On the western side of town are a series of lochs, mountains and other terrain in Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park and Queen Elizabeth Forest Park.

Travel west for 20 miles (32 kilometers) to reach the large picturesque Loch Katrine. Cycle around the lake to see it from various angles. At sunset, visit the main restaurant for local ale and water views. Chat with local residents and hear tales of cattle rustlers from the region.

Note that the weather is fairly wet around Callander and the loch region. April is the driest month and July is the warmest. The local language is English, although certain schools still teach Gaelic.

Drive north for 1 hour from Glasgow or northwest for 90 minutes from Edinburgh to reach the town. Use the bus network or take a train from across Britain via ScotRail. The town in the Stirling region is surrounded by several national parks.

Callander is a starting point for exploration around the lochs and highlands of Scotland.

The Old Rectory Inn
The Old Rectory Inn
3 out of 5
The price is £76 per night from 9 May to 10 May

Situated in Callander, this property is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Great Trossachs Path - East and within 6 miles (10 km) of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National ...

4.3/5Excellent! (349 reviews)

"Unfortunately stayed during October and no lunch/dinner being served or bar. Breakfast was lovely though."…"

Reviewed on 26 Oct 2020

The Old Rectory Inn
The Waverley Hotel
The Waverley Hotel
3.5 out of 5
The price is £80 per night from 26 Apr to 27 Apr

Situated in a national park, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Galleria Luti, Great Trossachs Path - East and Callander Golf Club. Hamilton Toy Collection ...

4.1/5Very Good! (45 reviews)
Waverley

"Easy check in. Friendly local advice. Lovely breakfast"…"

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2020

The Waverley Hotel
Roman Camp Country House Hotel
Roman Camp Country House Hotel
4 out of 5
The price is £121 per night from 26 Apr to 27 Apr

Situated in Callander, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Galleria Luti, Great Trossachs Path - East and Callander Golf Club. Hamilton Toy Collection is ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (107 reviews)
Very enjoyable

"Good service excellent food"…"

Reviewed on 23 Oct 2020

Roman Camp Country House Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Unique Scottish Country House In Trossachs National Park/Loch Lomond- 6 bedrooms
Unique Scottish Country House In Trossachs National Park/Loch Lomond- 6 bedrooms
Dundarroch, The Trossachs National Park, Callander, SCT

This family-friendly Callander holiday home is located on the waterfront, within 3 mi (5 km) of Ben A'an and Duke's Pass. Doon Hill and Fairy Knowe and Callander ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Fabulous location with lots of space for families

"We could not get over the views in the morning. The location was perfect and allowed us to go on long walks without having to get into the car. Very well equipped home with a lovely kitchen with space to enjoy meals together. The pub at the end of the road was a bonus! The local store was surprisingly ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan 2020

Unique Scottish Country House In Trossachs National Park/Loch Lomond- 6 bedrooms
Terraced House, Strathyre
Terraced House, Strathyre
Main Street, Callander, SCT

Situated in Callander, this holiday home is within 9 miles (15 km) of Balquhidder Church, Loch Earn and Ben Ledi. Great Trossachs Path - East and Galleria Luti ...

Terraced House, Strathyre
Riverview Cabin - Stunning Location Close to River Balvaig
Riverview Cabin - Stunning Location Close to River Balvaig
Riverview Cabin, 4 Balvaig Cabin Site, Callander, SCT

Situated on the riverfront, this cabin is within 9 miles (15 km) of Balquhidder Church, Loch Earn and Great Trossachs Path - East. Galleria Luti and Ben Vorlich ...

Riverview Cabin - Stunning Location Close to River Balvaig
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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