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Lochearnhead
Travel Guide

Lochearnhead which includes heritage elements and a bridge

Waterski on the choppy lake and hike past castles and a viaduct to learn about the region’s rich history.

Lochearnhead is a picturesque village on the western corner of a large loch in the Scottish Highlands. It is the lake’s main watersports base, with a center for renting boats and equipment. Converse with locals as you walk through the pleasant village and enjoy fantastic views of mountains rising beyond the lake.

Rent a boat and sail across the water. Note the rare lake tide and waves, which are caused by wind skimming across the water surface. Waterskiing, canoeing and fishing are among the popular pastimes here.

Trek southeast along the shore to reach the 16th-century Edinample Castle. Climb Ben Vorlich, a 3,231-foot (985-meter) mountain. The view from its peak includes the lake, surrounding mountains and charming villages.

Cycle along the Glen Ogle Trail to visit the Glen Ogle Viaduct and admire the historic relics that remain here. The trail follows the former line of the Caledonian Railway Company.

To the west of the loch is Balquhidder Church, which contains the tombs of the infamous outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor and his wife and two boys. Take photos of the graves with the ruins of the Old Church in the background. Enter the modern parish church and admire the elegant wooden features. The site lies in a scenic region of forests and waterfalls.

Enjoy the pleasant summer breeze. The driest month is April and the warmest July. Locals speak English, as the Gaelic language is becoming extinct here.

The quaint village is on the western point of Loch Earn in the region of Stirling in central Scotland. It is a scenic part of the Scottish Highlands within the boundaries of Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park. Drive 70 miles (112 kilometers) northwest from the capital city of Edinburgh to reach the village in less than 2 hours.

Lochearnhead is a fun base for exploring the picturesque lake, mountains and folk history in the highlands.

Clachan Cottage Hotel
Clachan Cottage Hotel
3 out of 5
Lochside, Lochearnhead, Scotland
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Situated in Lochearnhead, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Loch Earn and within 6 miles (10 km) of Ben Vorlich and Balquhidder Church. Loch Lomond and The ...
3.8/5Good! (60 reviews)
Enjoyable stay
"The location is amazing and we had a very comfortable room on the 1st floor. It's wonderful sitting by the loch to enjoy a couple of drinks and the bar offers typical pub grub that suited us fine. We really enjoyed our stay!"

Reviewed on 1 Sep 2020

Clachan Cottage Hotel
Wester Auchraw Croft B&B
Wester Auchraw Croft B&B
3 out of 5
Auchraw Terrace, Lochearnhead, Scotland
The price is £125 per night from 1 Jun to 1 Jun
Situated in Lochearnhead, this bed & breakfast is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Loch Earn and within 6 miles (10 km) of Ben Vorlich and Balquhidder Church. Loch Lomond ...
3.8/5Good! (5 reviews)
"Lovely old croft. Unfortunately, very small room and tiny bathroom. Not much room for two suitcases. Host was pleasant, breakfast was good."

Reviewed on 2 Oct 2019

Wester Auchraw Croft B&B
Luxury Cabin With Stunning Views
Luxury Cabin With Stunning Views
Alladyn Lodge, Balquhidder Station, Lochearnhead, SCT
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This family-friendly Lochearnhead cabin is located in the mountains, 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Balquhidder Church, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Loch Earn and Ben Vorlich. ...
3.9/5Good! (9 reviews)
Perfect!
"Don’t have a bad word to say about the property! More than enough room, clean, and gorgeous scenery. Thanks to Lynda and Alan for a very quick and easy check in/out process, as well."

Reviewed on 10 Sep 2020

Luxury Cabin With Stunning Views
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Cosy Modern Nordic Lodge w/ Loch View + Log Burner
Cosy Modern Nordic Lodge w/ Loch View + Log Burner
4 Lochside Cottages, Lochearnhead, SCT
Situated in Lochearnhead, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Loch Earn and within 6 miles (10 km) of Ben Vorlich and Balquhidder Church. Loch Lomond ...
Cosy Modern Nordic Lodge w/ Loch View + Log Burner
The Kenmore Club by Diamond Resorts
The Kenmore Club by Diamond Resorts
4 out of 5
Situated in Aberfeldy, this aparthotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Mains of Taymouth Golf Course, Taymouth Castle and Scottish Crannog Centre. Bolfracks Garden ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (137 reviews)
Can’t wait for next visit!
"Stay, as usual, overall, was superb. However have to say the cottage we were in for this visit was not quite as good as the accommodations given on our previous visits. Apart from that, still looking forward to our next trip already."

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2020

The Kenmore Club by Diamond Resorts
The Gleneagles Hotel
The Gleneagles Hotel
4 out of 5
56 Guthrie Court, Auchterarder, Scotland
This family-friendly Auchterarder aparthotel is located in a rural location, within 3 mi (5 km) of Gleneagles Golf Course, Phoenix Falconry and Tullibardine ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
"Amazing luxury, quality, service. A “bucket list” experience in a gorgeous Scotland setting of greenery and rolling hills 3 top notch golf courses. They have whatever you want. Highly recommend."

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2019

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