Do and See

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Things to do & see whilst at Thorntree

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Here you will find some suggestions and links for places you might want to visit during your holiday at Thorntree Barn. Here are some attractions and tourist facilities in the Local area, in Glasgow and Edinburgh, and further afield.

Birds, Garden and Nature at Thorntree

If you are a guest in the Barn, Carol would be delighted to show you round our garden and yard   But these areas are our private space and we ask you to respect that please and ask us before you visit our garden area and yard.

In the local area

We are only 12 miles from Stirling and less from the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

For lovers of history, among the most obvious local attractions is Stirling Castle, Scotland’s second most visited historic castle. But there is so much more to discover. If you are looking for Scotland’s historic houses and palaces why not visit Hill House in Helensburgh  or many others. Join Historic Scotland to get discounts if you are going to more than one of their places,

For days out and Trips  with or without the family, we’re also spoilt for choice, and here are just some suggestions:

Eating out

There is an excellent range of Pubs and Restaurants within 20 minutes of Thorntree. 

A little further afield?

    • In Glasgow (centre of city less than 1 hour out of rush hours)
  • Or take the example and challenge of some of our previous guests.  They have ventured (in the day) as far as Inverness, Aberdeen, Mallaig and the Road to the Isles, Oban, Inverary, North Berwick , Loch Ness  and Fort William and of course Glen CoeCulloden and other battle sites.

Film and TV

Are you an avid follower of Outlander, Harry Potter, Skyfall, Brave and the many other Film and TV locations ?

Then have a look at Visit Scotland’s new website page.  A hard copy book is also available. Or look at Undiscovered Scotland

Are Gardens your thing?

Then you must spend some time at one of the lovely Gardens in the area.  We particularly recommend Drummond Gardens near Crieff

The Battle of Bannockburn

An incredible new experience that changes how you learn about Scottish history – a completely new building and visitor centre run by The National Trust for Scotland.In June 1314 the history of Scotland as a nation was about to change forever. So that’s 700 years ago !

It was at the Battle of Bannockburn that Robert Bruce, King of Scots, would face down the English army led by Edward II.

Discounts for Local attractions (Visitors to Thorntree Barn only !)