Holiday Cottages in Stirlingshire

Are you looking for a Holiday Cottage in Stirlingshire or Central Scotland ?

Then look no further than Thorntree Barn in Arnprior, only 12 miles from Stirling.

Stirlingshire straddles the central belt of Scotland with Edinburgh only 45 minutes to the south east and Glasgow less than 1 hour to the south west,. Stirlingshire has some  beautifully varied rural landscape which extends into the western fringes of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.  The first of the Highland hills overlooks the Carse of Stirling and dominates to view from Thorntree.

Stirlingshire lies effectively in the centre of Scotland and with excellent road and rail connections in all directions it is a perfect base for touring. It has also been at the centre of the country’s history through the ages – here were fought the Battle of Stirling Bridge and Bannockburn itself. Stirling itself is dominated by the spectacular castle on its rock, looking across to the Wallace Monument on the opposite hill.

Callander is part of the gateway to the Highlands, lying by the River Teith, North West of Stirling. Callander has a very long history and after Jacobite rebellions in the eighteenth century, it became a Victorian Spa town. The town was popular because of the nearby Trossachs and also because of the book ‘Lady of the Lake’, written by Sir Walter Scott. Because Callander is well-located, there are many things to see and do around the area, with Stirling, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth all approximately one hour’s drive away. Callander has easy access to a number of lochs for activities such as sailing and fishing and because it is the largest town in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, it contains a variety of amenities and shops. In and around the town there are a number of historical landmarks, including Iron Age Hill Forts, a Roman Fort and a Neolithic Burial Cairn (which is a mound of stones built as a landmark). Natural landmarks include Bracklinn Falls and Callander Crags, which were formed around 410 million years ago. The Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Cairn stands on the highest point of Callander Crags. Built in 1897, this Cairn has amazing views of the town and countryside. The Hamilton Toy Museum contains a variety of toys from the last hundred years and is located in the centre of Callander. Nearby is the Rob Roy and Trossachs Visitor Centre, which tells the tale of the famous Rob Roy and why the countryside in and around Callander is known as Rob Roy’s territory.