The Trossachs Trossachs Self-Catering is based in beautiful converted Victorian buildings on the banks of Loch Ard, just three miles from Aberfoyle – on the road to the remote and picturesque eastern shores of Loch Lomond at Inversnaid. With two main centres at Aberfoyle and Callander, the Trossachs are the very heart of Scotland – between the Lowlands and the Highlands – yet are never more than an hour’s drive from the city centres of Edinburgh or Glasgow. Comprising heather-clad hills, mountains, lochs, glens, woodland trails and burns, the beauty of The Trossachs is breathtaking. The national park is an adventure playground for hillwalkers and outdoor pursuit enthusiasts, while others come simply to gaze – and experience first-hand the glories of Loch Lomond, Ben Lomond, Loch Ard and Loch Katrine. Wildlife abounds. As well as great salmon and trout fishing, there are roe deer, red deer, red kites, ospreys, peregrine falcons, golden eagles, buzzards, capercaillies, pine martens, red squirrels… even the occasional wildcat.
Take a walk through the vivid green mossy woodland trails of Loch Ard Forest, with the magnificent snow-capped Ben Lomond providing the backdrop. Those with children can follow the Fairy Trail up the Doon Hill Fairy Knowe near Aberfoyle, or visit the stunning Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, with its visitor centre (including café and shop), just to the north.