Each year thousands come to the Trossachs National Park for its unrivalled status as one of Britains finest sporting destinations.
Our location is, with an abundance of excellent sporting opportunities nearby, our hotel makes the ideal base for fishing, stalking, cycling, walking and sailing. in Scotland. Whatever your passion, we hope this website guide will provide you with enough information to ensure a memorable stay with us.
For those looking to fish, Loch Venachar offers year round world class trout and pike fishing or just a little further a field is lake Mentieth, thought to be the best location for fly fishing in Central Scotland.
We have many requests from our guests for accommodation for suited to the needs of fishermen. We can provide dinners, pack lunches, drying rooms, freezing facilities safe storage and early breakfasts.
Please call us to enquire about costs. Please look at our Fishing section for more information
There a number of opportunites in the area for some of the Best Stalking in Scotland. In fact, one of our guests, an experienced hunter, said that his weeks stalking on the Northern shores of Loch Katrine, were the best of his life.
Our special hunters package provides fully licenced gun and ammunition safe, drying facilities, pack lunches, dinners and early breakfasts.
Please call to enquire about costs. Please look at our Stalking section for more information
Lake Mentieth - 7 Miles
Just a short trip over the hills to the south of Callander is Lake Mentieth, the only lake in Scotland and a beautiful and tranquil spot for a day out. In the centre of the Lake lies an island, home to Inchmahome Priory a ruined Augustinian priory reached by a little Ferry.
Drummond Safari - 11 Miles
Between Stirling and Callander is the Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park, Home to Lions, Tigers, Rhino, Elephants and many more. And once you have seen all of the animals there is a great selection of rides and activities for kids. This is a perfect day out for the family.
Loch Katrine - 13 Miles
Loch Katrine is another enjoyable day out. Everyday the Sir Walter Scott Steamboat journeys up and down the loch offering wonderful views of the towering Ben Venue. There are also bikes for hire.
There are plenty of things to keep people occupied for as long as they stay. Below are some samples of activity days.
This is some suggestions of what to do if you were staying with us for 2 days and really wanted to soak up the history of the area!
After breakfast a brisk walk up to Bracklinn falls. This takes approximately 1 hour to complete and will take you through beautiful woodland with lovely views towards Edinburgh before depositing you at the Falls where you can see the newly completed bridge, which will allow you to enjoy the woods beyond.
From the falls why not take a drive to Doune (10 miles) and see the Castle. This is situated on the banks of the Teith and is very spectacular. It also has the added charm of having played host to the Monty Python crew when it was used as the principal location for the Holy Grail film…
After having enjoyed a lunch at one of the many pubs in the area you could drive upto Balquidhher and see legendary Rob Roys’grave and the Carnegie memorial, after which you can enjoy a spectacular tea at the Library Tearoom.
On the second day take a trip out to Loch Katrine and book a seat on the Sir Walter Scott steam ship. This will cruise you up and down the loch and provide you with some spectacular scenery.
Then drive towards Aberfoyle and cross the beautiful Dukes pass before finding a suitable place to eat. After lunch pay a visit to Lake Mentieth where you can catch a ferry ride out to the island that houses the historic Inchmahome Priory. Here you can wander through the spectacular ruins and enjoy the lovely views.
And if you have the energy you might want to visit Flander Moss. And whilst it is not maybe as spectacular as some of the other activities it is certainly historic and gives you an idea of want the peat bogs of this area would have looked like before 19th farming dried them all out.
It will come as no surprise to learn that in one of Britain’s most stunning national parks there is an abundance of activities for both young and old. However for the most part these activities are affected by the weather some you might find less choice during the winter months.
One very popular place activity is Go Ape, which is a series of obstacles, rope walks and death slides through the tree tops. It takes on average 3 hours to complete and is not for the feint hearted. Take plenty water proofs and a change of clothes. Also nearby are a number of sailing schools, which cater to all levels of experience.
For those with a thirst for speed there is a Go-Karting track in Falkirk. There is a certain amount of health and safety training required so expect to be at the track for a total of 3 hours.
Whilst in Falkirk you might want to stop and see the Falkirk wheel, a truly impressive feat of engineering.
As you would expect from Scotland there is lots of wild life to be seen and heard. And in the immediate vicinity of Callander there is enough to keep people going for several days.
Why not visit the Blair Drummond safari park. Between Stirling and Callander is the Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park, Home to Lions, Tigers, Rhino, Elephants and many more. And once you have seen all of the animals there is a great selection of rides and activities for kids. This is a perfect day out for the family. Please be aware that in peak season there can be long queues.
- Credit Card
- Free Parking
- Parking Facilities
- Golf Course Nearby
- Internet Services
Full payment will be taken at time of booking. The total value of the booking may be charged if changes/cancellations are made with less than 7 days notice.Full refund will be made if cancellation is provided with 7 days notice prior to scheduled stay.