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Recommended Day Trips Starting from Galvelmore House


The following day trips are ones that we have enjoyed ourselves, and will give you an opportunity to see what Scotland has to offer. They will take a leisurely days-worth of driving with time for sight-seeing and lunch or picnics ... see some of the rural highlands and enjoy your vacation in Scotland.

Round Loch Tay

Head for Lochearnhead, passing along the north shore of Loch Earn,
Crannog then the direction of Crianlarich, turning right to Killin, where you will find the Falls of Dochart, and the Breadalbane Folklore Centre. Driving along the North shore of Loch Tay gives you great, open views of splendid Highland scenery. The Visitor Centre at Ben Lawers gives you details of the natural history of the area.
The Bridge at Kenmore On to Kenmore, at the eastern tip of Loch Tay, you will find the Crannog Centre on the side of the Loch. You can either go on to Aberfeldy or return to Crieff via the remote and frequently single-tracked Glen Quaiche Road. This route brings you back by the beautiful Sma' Glen.

Highland Perthshire

Blair castle

Take the Sma' Glen road north to Aberfeldy, an interesting small town with a good mix of shops and visitor attractions. Head for Blair Atholl, where Blair Castle gives you an impressive insight into Baronial Scotland. Blair Castle Return via Dunkeld, with its Cathedral and preserved High Street (owned by the National Trust for Scotland) along with The Hermitage woodlands on its outskirts. You can either return to Crieff by the scenic route or a quicker route on main roads by Perth.

Loch Awe and Inverary

Kilchurn castle

Head for Crianlarich, then beyond to Loch Awe. Kilchurn Castle, the Clan seat of the Campbell's of Breadalbane, is now a very picturesque ruin. It is located on more-or-less an island on Loch Awe. To get to Kilchurn Castle, park your car just off the main road at the end of the Loch (it is quite a concealed entrance to a parking entrance) and walk along what would have been the original causeway to the castle. Inverary is one of Scotland's beautiful historic towns, with lots to see and do. It has an award-winning Jail, now a fascinating museum, Inverary Castle, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll and the Maritime Museum - and lots of tearooms and restaurants. Drive back via the West Side of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs to get back to Crieff.


The Trossachs Trail

Loch Katrine

Out to Lochearnhead (again! But this time you could take the South Road instead), and turn left this time to Stirling. The road brings you down to Callander, a bustling town with a mix of shops. The Rob Roy & Trossachs Visitor Centre is well worth a visit. Head along the A821 to the Trossachs Pier Complex at Loch Katrine, where you can take a trip on the steamship Sir Walter Scott. (At 11.00 - except Wednesdays - 13.45 and 15.15), then continue on past the Duke's Pass to Aberfoyle. Loch Katrine Following the road East from Aberfoyle, you pass the Lake of Mentieth - Scotland's only 'Lake', where there is also an opportunity to visit Inchmahome Priory by ferry as it is located on an island. Then come back north to Crieff, via Doune, which has several interesting antique shops.

East Neuk of Fife and St Andrews


Driving via Perth towards the coast, you will reach St Andrews, the home of Golf. Either play your round there, or enjoy the beaches, the shopping and St Andrews Cathedral. Heading South from St Andrews, you will find an stretch of picturesque fishing villages. From Crail to Elie, these villages are beautiful, with craftspeople and galleries to visit. Return to Crieff via Falkland, with its National Trust For Scotland Palace, and conservation village.

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