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Loch Lomond & The Falkirk Wheel

Resort - Aberfoyle

Overview

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.

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£224 per person

Supplements may apply

Tour code: 5537

Tour: Loch Lomond & The Falkirk Wheel

Resort: Aberfoyle

Days: 5

Date Travelling: 06 April 2020

Travelling by: Coach

Hotel: Rob Roy Hotel

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Outward Travel

Day 2 - The Trossachs

  • The Trossachs is a small woodland glen in the Stirling council area of Scotland.
  • The 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.
  • The Trossachs were home to Rob Roy and the setting for Walter Scott’s 'The Lady of the Lake'.

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.
  • "Loch Lomond and the Trossachs" was one of the first of the two Scottish national parks, est 2002.
  • At 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).

Day 4 - Falkirk Wheel & Stirling

  • The Falkirk Wheel is the world’s first and only rotating boatlift (Boat fare included in cost).
  • Designed to replace a series of lock gates built in the 19th century, the Falkirk Wheel is the showpiece of the Millennium Link project.
  • With boat trips, a cafe, a gift shop and woodland walks, there is something to suit everyone.
  • Stirling is one of Britain’s most historic cities and is where the Wars of Independence were fought and won.
  • Stirling Castle is one of Scotland’s grandest castles due to its imposing position and impressive architecture (Entrance fees apply).
  • Overlooking the scene of one of Scotland’s most famous battle sites, Stirling Bridge, is the 220 ft high National Wallace Monument.

Day 5 - Return Travel

Clients are permitted to remain on the coach only when the driver is present. Excursion days may be altered to suit circumstances which arise or to take advantage of forecast changes in the weather, local events or drivers’ hours regulations. If it is important you visit somewhere on a specific day, please check in advance with your driver. The itinerary is designed to be a guide to the places encompassed by the tour, and the mention of certain towns or attractions does not necessarily imply that a stop will be made at the town or point of interest, unless specifically indicated in the itinerary or holiday brochure. All details contained in this itinerary were correct at the time of writing however changes may have occurred since printing. Every effort is made to rectify any errors as and when they come to our attention.

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.

Contact Details


Tel No: 01877382245

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