The Callander History and Heritage Trail, also known as ‘Stories in the Stones’, is a compelling journey through Callander's rich history and culture. A leaflet guides visitors around the short trail while engraved pavement markers signal places where you can see interesting features such as carved figures, date stones and unusual markings.
See locations and attractions that were central in shaping the town of Callander. There are additional panels at each site, providing more information and helping you to relish the journey into the background of this vibrant town.
The heritage trail celebrates a wide variety of architecture, style and diversity in Callander. Visit local beauty spots such as the River Teith and Tom na Chisaig, marvel at the beautiful architecture of the Red Bridge and the wonderfully ornate Old Bank building.
Explore the distant history of the Callander area on the trail with a visit to Bochastle Roman Fort and the two Iron Age Hill Forts. Those interested in royal history will enjoy exploring the Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Cairn, built in 1897 and situated at the highest point of Callander Crags. The cairn offers a vista of stunning views.
With a wealth of interesting buildings, a river running through it and wooded crags as a backdrop, Callander is a fascinating example of an early Scottish planned town. The Callander History and Heritage Trail provides an easy and interesting way to learn about the history and culture of the area while enjoying a gentle stroll through spectacular scenery.