There is just so much to see and do in and around the Trossachs and The Port of Menteith. Here we keep you up to date with all the current activities in the immediate area.
Please click through to The Trossachs National Park website opposite, for scheduled events for this month.
Yet more reasons to enjoy a break at The Lake of Menteith Hotel!
Aberfoyle Golf Club - Aberfoyle - Approx 5 mins by car - Tel: 01877 382493
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri - Anytime, Sat - After 10.30am Cost: From £20 per round
The course itself is quite short, but requires a wide variety of shot making. It is ideal for both high and low handicap players 5158 yards, Par 66
Callander Golf Club - Callander - Approx 20 mins by car - Tel: 01877 330 090
Opening Hours: Please call to book tee time. Cost: From £25 per round
The course consists of wooded parkland with panoramic views to Ben Ledi. The 15th is one of the most famous par 3s in Scotland. 5185 yards, Par 66
Nick Nairn Cook School - Port of Menteith - Approx 5 mins by car
Opening Hours: Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Classes start at 9.30
Tel: 01877 389 900 Cost: Varies
Whether you are a serious foodie, professional chef or a toast burner, we have classes to suit every level of expertise and every palate! Ask reception to find out today's class and availability.
Castle Rednock Trekking Centre - Port of Menteith - Approx 5 mins by car
Cost: £16 for 1 Hour or £30 for 2 Hours, Closed: Saturdays
Min Age: 4yrs Tel: 01877 385 276
Our experience leaders will escort you on one of our adaptable reliable mounts. You will have the opportunity to reach your own personal potential on our 1 hour or 2 hour treks. In the course of our treks you will cover various forms of terrain hill stream and woodland. Riding hats are provided.
Action Adventure Activities - Gartmore - Approx 15 mins by car
Cost: Varies Tel: 01877 382 875
Action Adventure Activities offer a wide range of outdoor pursuits and activities including: Kayaking, Quad Biking, Archery, Paint Ball and Many More.
Stirling Castle - Stirling - Approx 35 mins by car
Cost: Adult : £9.00, Child: £4.50, Concession: £7.00, Child under 5 - FREE
Tel: 01786 450 000
Opening Hours: 1 October - 30 March 9.30am to 5.00pm
Stirling Castle is one of Scotland’s great days out – it was created by kings and queens as a great royal residence. But at times of war it was also a formidable fortress. From the Chapel Royal and the Great Kitchens, to Argyll’s Lodging and the Tapestry Studio, there is plenty for all the family to enjoy.
Claymore Shooting School - Slamannan - Approx 55 min by car
Cost: From £60 Opening Hours: Varies Tel: 0871 7896149
Package includes 50 Clays, all equipment and qualified staff provided. A fun activity whatever your ability; clay pigeon shooting doesn't separate the men from the girls, in fact it's a great equaliser.
Falkirk Wheel - Falkirk - Approx 45 min by car
Cost: Adult : £6.50, Child: £3.25, Concession: £3.50, Family Ticket £16
Tel: 08700 500 208
Opening Times: 1st November - 31st March Open daily 11:00-16:00
Reconnecting the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals between Glasgow and Edinburgh. The Falkirk Wheel is the centerpiece to the Millennium Link canal project. Boat trips begin in the basin outside The Falkirk Wheel Visitor Centre.
Doune Castle - Doune - Approx 25 min by car
Opening Hours: 1 Nov - 31 Mar, Mon, Tue, Wed, Sat & Sun 9.30am - 4.30 pm
Cost: Adult £4.20, Child £2.10, Concession £3.20 Tel: 01786 841 742
Built for the Regent Albany, Doune Castle is a magnificent late 14th century courtyard castle. Its most striking feature is the 100ft high gatehouse. Discover the new nature trail in the castle grounds. Monty Python's 'Quest for the Holy Grail' was filmed here.
Queen Elizabeth Forest Park - Aberfoyle - Approx 15 min by car
Opening Hours: November & December, 11am to 4.30 pm Tel: 01877 382 258
On the edge of the Highlands, overlooking the Forth Valley. There are lovely walks along the three, well signposted forest trails which begin from the Visitor Centre. There are miles of waymarked forest trails in Loch Ard forest and Achray forest.
Glengoyne Distillery - Dumgoyne - Approx 25 min by car Cost: From £5.50
Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday - 10.00 - 16.00, Sunday - Tours: 12.00 - 16.00
Tel: 01360 550 254
Glengoyne Distillery is now offering a fantastic NEW range of comprehensive Guided Tours that take you behind the scenes at the distillery and give you an amazing insight into the production of Scotch whisky.
Lake of Menteith Fisheries - Port of Menteith - Approx 1 mins by car.
Closed until the Spring Tel: 01877 385 664
Cost: From £40 per boat , £6 Rod & Tackle Hire, Youths free with paying adult.
Lake of Menteith is reputed to be the best location for fly fishing for rainbow trout and brown trout in Central Scotland.
River Teith - Callander - Approx 15 mins by car Cost: From £25 per rod
Tel: 01877 330218 (for permit)
Offers very good fly fishing, sea trout and salmon are usually plentiful in this stretch of the river.
Wallace Monument - Stirling - Approx 25 min by car
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 4.00pm
Cost: Adult : £6.50, Child: £4.00, Concession: £4.90, Family Ticket £17
Tel: 01786 472 140
This is a place where history is something you can touch and feel, as you follow the story of Sir William Wallace, patriot, martyr, and Guardian of Scotland. For over 140 years, this world-famous landmark has fascinated visitors with its exhibits and displays, telling the story of Sir William Wallace.
Blair Drummond Safari Park - By Stirling - Approx 20 min by car
Cost: Adult : £11.00, Child: £7.50, Concession: £7.50
Tel: 01786 841 456 Opening Times: Closed until the 20th March 2010
Scotland’s favorite Safari Park featuring Meerkats, Elephants, Rhinos, Sea Lions and many other interesting and exotic animals. Giant slides and games for the children. A Great family day out.
Inchmahome Priory and Ferry - Port of Menteith - Approx 1 min by car
Opening Hours: Closed until the 1st April
Cost: Adult £4.60, Child £2.30, Concession £3.62 Tel: 01877 385294
Set on an island in the Lake of Menteith, Inchmahome is an idyllically-situated Augustinian monastery dating from 1238. Much of the 13th century building remains. There is a wide range of plant and wildlife on the island. Board the ferry right next to the hotel for a short ten minute crossing to the Island.
Loch Katrine - By Callander - Approx 25 min by car
Cost: From £2.50 for kids £4.50 for adults Opening Hours: From 10am
Tel: 01877 376 316
The steamboats do not run until the spring but there is still plenty to do at Loch Katrine. Rent a bike for 1 or 2 hours - for a half day (4hrs) or a full day (8hrs). Children’s and Adults Bikes, Tandems and Trailers (2 wheels/2 seats) are all available.
The Scottish Wool Centre - Aberfoyle - Approx 10 min by car
Closed until the Spring Tel: 01877 382 850
All our outdoor live shows are free of charge! Three times each day, the shepherds and their working border collie dogs will entertain you and your friends in our large grassy paddock. See the dogs putting our ducks through their paces too, in an hilarious agility demonstration. Golden eagles, owls and falcons are here with their expert handlers to answer all your questions and provide breath taking flying demonstrations.
Go Ape - David Marshall Lodge - Aberfoyle - Approx 15 min by car
Cost: Closed until February 2010 Cost: Adult : £30, Child(10-17): £20
Tel: 0845 643 92 15
Go Ape could be described as a high-wire forest adventure. That means we build giant obstacle courses up in the trees using ladders, walkways, bridges and tunnels made of wood, rope and super-strong wire, and top it all off with the country’s longest zip line at 426 metres.