Trossachs Holiday Cottages
The Trossachs mark the place where the highlands and the lowlands of Scotland meet and was made a popular destination for visitors by Sir Walter Scott extolling the beauty of the area in his novels 'Rob Roy' and 'Lady of the Lake'. Nowadays tourists stay in the Trossachs all the year round and the area's attractions are very well known (sadly the novels of Sir Walter Scott are little read in the 21st century but perhaps a future BBC costume drama will change this!). Loch Katrine is a great day out if you are renting a Trossachs self-catering cottage - you can take a trip on the steam boat (called Sir Walter Scott of course!), hire bikes or just walk and picnic at this stunning loch.
Nearby Aberfoyle is a centre for tourist activity in the Trossachs and there is a wealth of holiday cottages in Aberfoyle. There is much to occupy children on holiday in this part of Scotland. Blair Drummond Safari Park and Go Ape are very popular Trossachs attractions and many children will enjoy all the outdoor pursuits that the area is famous for - walking, climbing, sailing, canoeing are just some available. If you want an outdoor holiday then you will be spoilt for choice in Aberfoyle - and you can hire bikes, canoes etc here too. The Trossachs really are an outdoor paradise with the most stunning lochs and hills to explore.
Renting a Stirling apartment is a great way to visit all the Stirling attractions on foot, as well as to explore the delights of Stirlingshire itself. Stirling Castle, the Wallace monument, Stirling Old Town and the historic jail are just a few places to visit if you are holidaying in central Scotland. There is a good choice of holiday accommodation with disabled access in central Scotland - mainly Cat 2 or Category 3 properties. If you are holidaying with your extended family then you will be looking for group accommodation or a large house to hire. A Scottish farmhouse is a popular place to stay on a holiday in Scotland and many properties are very pet friendly so you can bring your dog with you on holiday too. To the east of Stirling lies Dunblane, a pretty market town with a beautiful cathedral (in the care of Historic Scotland), great independent shops, the Leighton Library and the Dunblane Museum - lots of holiday makers to enjoy.
A romantic self catering holiday in the Trossachs - the stunning homelands of the notorious outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor - ought not to be missed. Explore the scenes and settings of some of Scotland's most stirring tales, both fictional and historical. Choose from a wide range of holiday accommodation and experience the freedom and convenience of a self-catering break in the Trossachs. There are lots of Loch Lomand and Trossachs Tourist trails to follow by car, bike or on foot, for a fun unforgettable experience you why not rent a sports car to tour the Lochs. The choice of cottages and houses to rent in the Trossachs varies from romantic hideaways sleeping 2 to large houses with 6 bedrooms - whatever type of accommodation you select a holiday in this beautiful part of Scotland will not disappoint and you are sure to return year after year!
Much of this picturesque area lies within the boundaries of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park making it an ideal holiday destination for those who love the great outdoors. Loch Lomond accommodation is plentiful from log cabins to remote lochside cottages where you won't see anyone unless you chose to. Loch Lomond is Scotland's largest loch and is 23 miles long. It is remarkably unspoilt, considering how close to Glasgow it is, so if you are staying in Glasgow you can easily visit Loch Lomond National Park. There is waterskiing on the loch and many other watersports too - so if you are looking for an active holiday then letting a holiday cottage at Loch Lomond will allow you to indulge your passions. There are 38 islands on Loch Lomond and they make great destinations for a picnic if you have hired a boat and want to explore the loch. There are several clans and families who owned land and castles at Loch Lomond - the Earls of Lennox, MacFarlanes, Colquhoun, Buchanan, Grahams and MacGregor's.
Crianlarich, to the north of the Trossachs is a popular tourist destination for walkers and has a hotel as well as self-catering cottages. Walking in Ben Lui Nature Reserve offers you a good chance to spot a golden eagle and the four munros attract munro-baggers as well as naturalists. Crianlarich is in the area known as Breadalbane and is surrounded by high peaks and beautiful glens. Further south is another pretty village of Kippen - walking here is much gentler but it's a very pretty place to stay near Stirling.
Glasgow is Scotland's largest city and is definitely worth a visit - the friendly people, fantastic architecture and world-class museums and art galleries shouldn't be missed. There are lots of excellent self-catering flats in Glasgow city centre as well as top quality hotels and guest houses - ideally placed for the shops too! To the north west of Glasgow is West Dunbartonshire, which includes the beautiful Clyde Valley - an ideal place to stay if you want to sail and explore the many islands in the Clyde.