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Argyll and the Isles Argyll is unmistakable, especially by its seaboard: with its distinctive mix of mossy, lush woodland, and long and sheltered sea-lochs with rocky tide-lines edged with orange seaweed - and breathtaking island views. Scotland’s Richest Prehistoric Landscape? Kilmartin Glen in Mid-Argyll contains an astonishing legacy of prehistoric and historic sites, including Dunadd, fortress of ancient kings and arguably the birthplace of the Scottish nation, as well as standing stones, rock carvings and burial cairns. Kilmartin House Museum provides a focus for your exploration.

The Sea-Roads of the West Sea travel is part of the heritage of the area.Visits to the islands are straightforward thanks to a comprehensive ferry network. There are also plenty of opportunities for cruising, seal or whale watching and even a trip to the fearsome whirlpool of the Corryvreckan!

How to use this folder This folder is full of information on the best places to visit in this area. At the front you will find leaflets and information on local attractions, followed by a new section on More Great Things to See & Do and Places to Eat. For information on attractions further afield, have a look at the national map and ‘Things to See and Do in the Rest of Scotland’ listing at the centre of this folder. This is followed by leaflets on other attractions, many of which may be within easy reach of where you are staying.

Oban - more than a Ferry Gateway When the railway arrived here in 1880, contemporary guidebooks described it as ‘the Charing Cross of the Highlands’. Today the town is still a key centre for ferry links to the Hebridean islands with a busy hub, a wide choice of accommodation, restaurants, pubs and shops.

Mull, Iona and Staffa Castles, a narrow-gauge railway, dramatic seascapes and opportunities for watching wildlife (including whitetailed sea eagles) are among the attractions of Mull. Many visitors also make the short crossing to Iona to visit the restored abbey and white-sand beaches. Mull also offers trips to the spectacular little island of Staffa. Its basalt columns and Fingal’s Cave were the inspiration for the composer Mendelssohn’s overture The Hebrides.

Ce dossier contient une multitude d’informations sur les meilleurs endroits à visiter. Merci de laisser ces documents à la disposition de nos futurs visiteurs. Nous vous souhaitons un excellent séjour et espérons vous revoir bientôt ici en Ecosse. www.bienvenueenecosse.com In dieser Mappe finden Sie viele Informationen über die wichtigsten Ausflugsziele und Aktivitäten. Im Interesse anderer Gäste möchten wir Sie bitten, die Mappe nicht aus dem Zimmer zu entfernen. Wir wünschen Ihnen einen angenehmen Aufenthalt in Schottland und hoffen, daß Sie uns bald wieder besuchen werden. www.willkommeninschottland.com Questo raccoglitore e’ pieno di informazioni sui posti migliori da visitare. Siete pregati di lasciare qui il volantino per ospiti futuri. Grazie.Vi auguriamo una splendida permanenza, e ritornare ancora in Scozia.

Front cover photographs - Looking over Loch Craignish towards Paps of Jura; Duart Castle; Puffin; Kilnave Cross, Isle of Islay. Background photograph - Looking west from Oban.

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The Whisky Coast Tangy, salty, smoky - however the taste is described, Islay is the place to discover the famous island single malts, having 8 of the 14 world-class distilleries in this area. It also has the heritage of Clan Donald to explore at Finlaggan, as well as the astonishing carving of the 8th-century Kildalton Cross. The Whisky Coast stretches through Argyll and on to Skye providing the opportunity to tour and taste.

Inveraray Simply one of the most handsome of Scottish towns, Inveraray was planned and built all-of-a-piece by the 3rd Duke of Argyll from 1743. Courthouse, churches and bell tower are all civic buildings of note, while Inveraray Jail is a splendid re-creation of a 19th-century country prison (complete with live actors!). Inveraray Castle, seat of the Dukes of Argyll, is nearby.

Down to Kintyre Crinan Canal, used by the 19th-century Loch Fyne herring fleet, is now almost exclusively recreational. Knapdale has gentle scenery, mediaeval stone carvings and Castle Sween. Beyond Tarbert, the road down the peninsula to Campbeltown offers superb views west to Islay and Gigha.

Glorious Gardens The soft airs of Argyll mean a big choice of gardens

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to visit, from the sheltered woodlands where camellias thrive at Achamore House on Gigha, to the rhododendron rich gardens at Arduaine near Oban and Crarae near Inveraray.

Scotland’s Longest Loch Loch Awe is Scotland’s longest loch, 25.47 miles (41km). Enjoy beautiful views of loch and mountain from the Duncan Ban MacIntyre Monument above Dalmally, or visit Kilchurn Castle or Cruachan Visitor Centre.

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Need More Information? For detailed information on things to do and events in Argyll and the Isles visit our website welcometoscotland.com or download the app.

Please double check dates of events before planning to visit. This is not a complete list of events - for further details contact local VisitScotland Information Centres.

10-15 April: Walkislay, Isle of Islay

5 June: Isle of Mull Sportive

22-24 April: Mull Music Festival

2-3 July tbc: Tarbert Seafood Festival

May tbc: Highlands & Islands Music & Dance Festival, Oban

4-8 July: The Mendelssohn On Mull Festival

17-18 May: Loch Fyne Food Fair 20-28 May: Feis Ile - Islay Festival of Malt and Music 28 May: Isle of Jura Fell Race

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19 July: Inveraray Highland Games 21 July: Woolfeis, Benderloch

25 August: Argyllshire Highland Gathering, Oban 3 September: Dalmally Show 25 September: World Stone Skimming Championships, Easdale

21 July tbc: Mull Highland Games

8-16 October tbc: Tiree Wave Classic windsurfing event

23 July: Taynuilt Highland Games

14-16 October: Mull Rally

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Things to See and Do in Argyll and the Isles

Leaflets for many of the attractions in Argyll and the Isles can be found directly after this page. Locations are shown on the map opposite. (NTS) National Trust for Scotland; (FCS) Forestry Commission Scotland Inveraray

1 Discover Historic Scotland with our l 6 Duart Castle, Isle of Mull l Explore the breathtaking 13th century, island Explorer Pass Uncover the fascinating spiritual past of the atmospheric Iona Abbey or relive Scotland’s industrial heritage at Bonawe Historic Iron Furnace set in the stunning surroundings of Loch Etive. T: 0131 668 8999. www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/explorer

home of the Clan Maclean. Stately rooms, museum, dungeons, tearoom & shop. Coastal walks. Summer events calendar. Open 3rd April (Sun-Thurs) then daily 1st May - 18th Oct. T: 01680 812309. duartcastle.com PA64 6AP

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2 Turus Mara Seabird/Wildlife l Cruisetours. From Ulva Ferry.

A great family day out in the stunning surroundings of Loch Creran! We’re home to a spectacular aquarium as well as Scotland’s leading seal hospital. www.visitsealife.co.uk/oban or call 01631 720386.

indoor ice wall. Cafe, bar & shop. Rock and ice climbing instruction. Tel: 01855 831100. www.ice-factor.co.uk

excellent accolades for it’s locally sourced, unpretentious but exquisitely prepared fare - a “destination” worth seeking out. www.ambirlinn.com E: info@ambirlinn.com Tel. 01688 400619.

and glens was the first designated Forest Park in the UK. Enjoy the numerous waymarked trails for a walk or leisurely cycle. www.forestry.gov.uk/argyllforestpark

13 Argyll Holidays l 8 stunning parks offering beautiful scenery

14 Inveraray Castle and Garden l Headquarters of Clan Campbell since early 15th century, rebuilt in 18th century. Fine furniture and paintings. Gift shop. Tearoom. Open 1st April - 31st October. Tel: 01499 302203. www.inveraray-castle.com PA32 8XE

with good home-made food. Specialist shops for outdoor clothing, whisky, food & gifts. Petrol station. See leaflet for more details. Tel: 01838 400271. FK20 8RY

to enjoy unique and spectacular views of white-tailed sea eagles. Advanced booking essential for viewing hide visits, tel. 01680 812 556 (open April - Sept). www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

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12 Argyll Forest Park (FCS) l This magnificent stretch of mountains, lochs

and a range of accommodation and activities. Whether you’re looking to relax or for adventure, there’s something for everyone. Tel: 0845 459 9772 or www.argyllholidays.com

9 The Green Welly Stop, Tyndrum l World famous self-service restaurant, licensed 4 Mull Museum, Tobermory l 5 Mull Eagle Watch (FCS) l Mull is one of the best places in Europe

11 Tree Shop Garden Centre & Café l This unique garden centre is a “must visit

7 The Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary, l Oban

8 Ice Factor l Ice, Rock, Air, Pure Adventure. World’s biggest 3 Am Birlinn Restaurant l Set in idyllic rural surroundings and receiving

and the world’s first reversible pumped storage station. Guided tours, Exhibition, Gift Shop, Cafe, and Childrens’ Play Area. PA33 1AN Tel: 01866 822618. www.visitcruachan.co.uk

attraction”. First-class gift shop and café with nearby family walks set amongst stunning scenery. Open all year. Free Parking. The Tree Shop, Cairndow PA26 8BL. T: 01499 600145. www.thetreeshop.net

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Daily tours, landing Staffa for Fingal’s Cave, and Lunga for seabirds, “puffin therapy” was originated by this long established local company. Staffa Visits, Iona & Ulva. Apr - Oct. www.turusmara.com T: 01688 400242/297. PA75 6QS www.tourshop@calmac.co.uk T: 01631 562244.

10 Cruachan Visitor Centre l Discover the secrets of the hollow mountain

15 Inveraray Woollen Mill l High Street fashions, quality Cashmere and

knitwear, outdoor clothing & gifts. Coffee shop and large whisky shop with free tastings. Tel: 01499 302166. PA32 8UY

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16 Inveraray Jail l Face the Judge in the magnificent Courtroom,

20 Benmore Botanic Garden l Magnificent mountainside 120 acre Garden

22 Loch Fyne Gallery l This large unique gallery is a “must visit

17 Argyll Adventure l Horse Riding, Pony Rides, Riding Lessons,

21 Portavadie, Loch Fyne l Sitting on the shores of Loch Fyne, Portavadie

23 Finlaggan l Finlaggan, Ancient Seat of the Lords of the

meet the Warders, get locked up, join the Prisoners, try out the cells and sample the punishments. Open all year. (01499) 302381. www.inverarayjail.co.uk PA32 8TX

Paintballing, Paintball Range, Crossbow Range, Laser Blast, Cafe and Picnic Spots. PA32 8XT T: 01499 302611. www.argylladventure.com

with dramatic scenery. Steeped in history, it is home to a world-famous plant collection and unique Victorian fernery. Café, shop, plant sales. Free parking. Open daily 1 Mar - 31 Oct. T: 01369 706261. www.rbge.org.uk/benmore

18 Seafari Adventures (Oban) l Exceptional marine wildlife tours to

is a hidden gem set amid stunning scenery. As well as a world-class marina, it offers accommodation, restaurants, new Spa & Leisure Experience, shopping, kayaking, bike hire and more. T: 01700 811075. www.portavadie.com

Corryvreckan Whirlpool. Porpoise, dolphins, whales, seals, eagles. Also Whale-watching, Day tours to Iona & Staffa. Whirlpool Specials for the adventurous. www.seafari.co.uk/Oban Tel. 01852 300003. PA34 4RF

19 Arduaine Garden (NTS) l Coastal garden with a collection of plants

experience”. Fantastic jewellery, quality gifts, books and music complement the stunning paintings and prints. Open all year. PA29 6UD Tel. 01880 820390. www.lochfynegallery.com

Isles, Isle of Islay, independent charitable trust, year-round access to site, Information Centre. Open April - October. Contact: finlaggan@outlook.com Tel: 01496 840644.

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and flowers from around the world. Coastal viewpoint and water garden. Open Apr to Sep. Tel: 01852 200366. visit www.nts.org.uk PA34 4XQ

Need more information? Find all you want to do in Argyll and the Isles, in one place. VisitScotland Information Centres have details of everything to see and do in Scotland. Our friendly experts can tell you about hidden gems, arrange accommodation or book tickets for events activities and transport across Scotland. So whatever you’re looking for, there’s only one place to go. CAMPBELTOWN (The Pier, PA28 6EF) INVERARAY (Front Street, PA32 8UY) BOWMORE, ISLAY (The Square, PA43 7JP) TARBERT, LOCH FYNE (PA29 6UD) CRAIGNURE, MULL (The Pier, PA65 6AY) OBAN (North Pier, PA34 5QD)

TYNDRUM (6 Main Street, FK20 8RY) DUNOON (7 Alexandra Parade, PA23 8AB) TOBERMORY (The Pier, PA75 6NU) BALLACHULISH (Quarry Centre, PH49 4JB) JURA (Jura Distillery, Craighouse PA60 7XT) ROTHESAY (Victoria Street, PA20 0AH)

Quality Assurance Tourism businesses are inspected by the national tourist board, VisitScotland, and are graded on the quality of service and standard of facilities provided.

Open all year Seasonal Information Point in Partnership with VisitScotland

Maps by Ashworth Maps and Interpretation Ltd. Photo Credits: David Hayes; Duart Castle; © Paul Tomkins, VisitScotland. Published by Landmark Press, Station Road, Carrbridge, Inverness-shire PH23 3AP E: sales@landmark-press.com T: 01479 841900 F: 01479 841750 All editorial, maps and covers are printed on paper from sustainable managed forests. Every effort is made to ensure that the information in this publication is accurate. However, we do not accept liability if information is incorrect. Please double check details with attractions/event organisers before visiting.

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The Kingdom of Fife

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FREEPHONE 08000 858786 or 01688 400242/297 Join our day excursion from the mainland VIA the Oban to Craignure Ferry. Then our Courtesy Minibus to Ulva Ferry

Details from the CalMac Tourshop, Ferry Terminal, Oban. 01631 562244 Www.turusmara.com


Am birlinn Mull’s purpose built licensed restaurant. Midway between Dervaig & Calgary. .A surprise rural oasis with friendly staff for informal meals or “big treat“ dining. Fresh local fare in a relaxed sociable atmosphere To book, call us on 01688 400619 Courtesy transport may be arranged

www.ambirlinn.com


Discover the 13th Century home of the Clan Maclean —— Life and History of one of Scotland’s oldest Clans ——


Duart Castle is the 800 year old home of the Clan Maclean. Our ancient island fortress was built to protect our lands and commands breathtaking views across Mull, the Sound and beyond. Today it is a family home and visitor attraction appreciated all over the world in books, feature films and photographs. Visit us today and discover the turbulent past of the Clan, the battles and the love stories. We look forward to welcoming you at Duart Castle. Sir Lachlan Maclean of Duart and Morvern Bt. CVO. DL. Castle Brought back from ruin in 1911, the home of the Clan Maclean
has proudly guarded the shores of the Isle of Mull for eight centuries. It is one of the last surviving, privately owned Clan Castles in Scotland.

Walk in the Footsteps of the Maclean’s Explore the Garden, Millennium Wood and coastal walks around Duart Point with stunning views across the promontory, Lismore Lighthouse, the Sound of Mull and beyond.

Maclean’s of Duart Gift Shop Take home something memorable from our Gift Shop. Each item is chosen by Sir Lachlan Maclean and his team. All our jewellery, clothing, gifts, books, maps and photographs relate to the Clan and the Castle.

Summer Events for all the Family See our website for our Summer Events Calendar including Outdoor Theatre, Military Re-enactments, Birds of Prey, Music, Storytelling, Scottish Pipers and Highland Dancers.

Tearoom Indulge in daily homemade baking and snacks in the Duart Castle Tearoom. Many of our organic ingredients are harvested from the Castle Gardens. Don’t forget to try Lady Maclean’s famous fruit cake.

Guided Tours A number of tours happen throughout the day. If you would like to book a private tour outside normal opening hours, we would be delighted to arrange this for you.

Castle Admission Prices Adult

£6.00

Child (4 – 15 years old)

£3.00

Family (2+2) Concession Tearoom and Shop are available to visit without an admission charge.

£15.00

2016 Opening Times APRIL: Opening for the season from 3rd April, Sun to Thurs, 11am to 4pm. 1st MAY to 18th OCTOBER: Open daily, 10:30am to 5pm.

£5.40 The Tearoom and Shop close on the 11th October but the Castle remains open until the 18th October.

Please contact us for group rates.

Find Us Duart Castle is situated 3.5 miles south of Craignure Ferry Terminal on the Isle of Mull, Scotland. Travel to Mull via the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry from Lochaline to Fishnish or from Oban to Craignure. The Duart Coach meets the Oban ferry at Craignure each day the Castle is open. For timings, please check the website.* Parking is available at the Castle free of charge. *Additional charges apply.

Duart Castle is delighted to be included in The Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016. A celebration of Scotland’s beautiful built heritage, culture and environment running from 1 January to 31 December. For more information visit www.visitscotland.com/see-do/events/innovation-architecture-design-2016

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SCOTLAND’S MOST HEART WARMING STORY

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Pay once and come back all week Barcaldine, Oban, Argyll PA37 ISE. Tel: 01631 720 386

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Join us for a great family day out in the stunning surroundings of Loch Creran. Visit the Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, home to a spectacular aquarium as well as Scotland’s leading Seal Hospital. • Journey through over 60 marine displays and get up-close to majestic sharks, graceful rays and enchanting seahorses. • Meet our adorable seals and hear the touching stories behind their rescues. • Look out for rare Red Squirrels and other local wildlife as you explore our Nutkins Nature Trail. • Take a well-deserved rest in our Shoreline Coffee Shop and soak-up the best views of Loch Creran. • With fun talks, shark feeding*, kids quiz trail and our Forest Adventure Play Area, there’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy whatever the weather.

*Subject to availability.

HOW IT ALL STARTED Opened in 1979, the Scottish Seal Sanctuary is dedicated to John Mace, who recognised a growing public interest in our marine environment.

Barcaldine, Oban, Argyll PA37 ISE. Tel: 01631 720 386 The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary is situated 10 miles north of Oban on the A828 Oban to Fort William Road. Hourly bus service available from Oban to the Sanctuary.

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more than you can imagine... A family business in its third generation - established 1965

Home made food, great shopping, gifts and fantastic scenery - the perfect stop on the road north and west.

FILLING STATION: Fuel, groceries, newspapers pharmacy, household goods, camping, drinks, off sales, cash machine    GOOD FOOD Restaurant    Snack Stop Café    FINE SHOPPING

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Goodies & Gifts

Whisky Galore

The Outdoor Store

Filling Station

Easy Parking

Award winning toilets

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April only

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Nov - March

8.30am – 7pm

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www.thegreenwellystop.co.uk

Green Welly is on the A82 & A85 - the main road north & west, as well as halfway along the famous West Highland Way.


The Restaurant We specialise in home made Scottish fayre. We are particularly famed for our home baking & soups, especially our Cullen Skink which is now available frozen to take home with you from Goodies & Gifts ! All our food is made on the premises. We feature in The Scottish Food Guide for excellent quality and ‘Scotland the Best’, the ultimate Scottish Guide book rates our restaurant ‘Amongst the best (of its type) in the UK.’.

“Delicious food, nice environment, nice shop” “Just what you need... petrol....food and whisky ”

The Snack Stop Café Sit in and takeaway: If you don’t have time to enjoy the ambience of our restaurant, a range of home made goodies can be bought from The Snack Stop Café. Our usual high quality produce will feature along with our home made pizza, as well as home made gluten free pizza.

Goodies & Gifts

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www.thegreenwellystop.co.uk Visit our online whisky shop for the latest range of whiskies, featuring many rare and collectable bottlings unobtainable elsewhere! Browse within the additional online shops for a selection of products from our Outdoor Store & Gift Shops. Keep abreast of developments at The Green Welly Stop with updates online in our Blog, Facebook and now also Twitter: @ TheGreenWelly is our moniker.

The Outdoor Store From the weary West Highland Way walker to the keen Munro climber, we have everything in our shop to contend with the Highland weather. From Gore-tex™ to budget waterproofs, wind-stoppers, fleeces, hats, walking sticks and midge nets too! Sore feet? We have trekking poles, blister packs, socks and a complete range of practical footwear to suit all conditions.

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Not just petrol, diesel and an electric charging point, (and a cash machine)....sandwiches, salads, fresh baked breads and home baking are all available as well as a good selection of confectionery, groceries, chemist goods, camping equipment, beers, wines and spirits. Travel games for the kids, magazines and books too!

Whisky Galore One of the largest collections of whisky you’ll ever see. Focusing on single malts from Scotland, we also stock many blends and liqueurs, all at fantastic prices! We always have very tempting special offers. Real ales and fruit wines from Scotland plus international wines and spirits are also available. In 2006 Edward was honoured when invited to join ‘The Keepers of the Quaich’ for his effort to promote our nation’s finest product. He said in reply that “This was an honour to be shared with all our team who promote the best of Scotland. We all look forward, every day, to letting customers try a wee taste of something special!”

Tyndrum, Perthshire, FK20 8RY Tel: 01838 400271 Fax: 01838 400330 email: mail@thegreenwellystop.co.uk www.thegreenwellystop.co.uk 2015 This is to certify that the cleaning staff at National Category this location have been awarded an Winner Attendant of the Year Award for providing a high level of commitment to a vital public service

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Bring the Jail’s story to life with our FREE interactive multimedia guides

OPEN ALL YEAR

www.inverarayjail.co.uk


Visit one of the best-preserved Jail and Courtroom buildings in the world. See how real trials were conducted in Argyll’s County Court, hear echoes of the past as you walk through the prison cells and find out what life was like for the men, women and children - some as young as seven - who were tried and locked up all those years ago.

Torture, Death and Damnation County Courtroom Old Prison New Prison Airing Yards & Prison Grounds

What our visitors say*

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This was one of the highlights of our short visit to Scotland”

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Kids loved the fact that they could touch & try things”

A definite must see when in the area!” Fab for families and very educational for both children and adults. Excellent shop too”

Buy tickets online and save money at

Aberdeen Fort William Oban

Inveraray Edinburgh Glasgow

www.inverarayjail.co.uk Inveraray Jail, Church Square, Inveraray, PA32 8TX

Tel 01499 302 381 E: info@inverarayjail.co.uk


Inveraray

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- not just unique, spectacular and historic, it’s also renowned for great food and hospitality - the perfect place for family holidays, short breaks or day trips, there’s so much to see and do that you’ll be spoilt for choice - breathtaking scenery, great accommodation, gourmet food, award-winning visitor attractions and fantastic festivals.

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Inveraray Jail, Church Square, Inveraray, PA32 8TX . Tel 01499 302381 info@inverarayjail.co.uk www.inverarayjail.co.uk Open every day April to October: 9.30am with last entry at 5pm. November to March: 10am with last entry at 4pm.

For more info on Inveraray - www.inveraray-argyll.com produced by TARTAN INK

Tel: 01360 850462

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Inveraray

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spectacular, historic

Spend the day or relax and take a short break to give you time to visit the many historic sites and glorious gardens of Argyll, experience festivals and events throughout the year and sample the fyne local produce on offer. For places to stay, eat and explore, visit www.inveraray-argyll.com

The ancient Royal Burgh of Inveraray, ancestral home of the Dukes of Argyll, lies 60 miles north west of Glasgow on the shores of Loch Fyne in an area of spectacular natural beauty. It is the traditional county town of Argyll - the ‘new town’ was founded in 1745.

Inveraray Castle & Gardens

Inveraray Castle is the ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll, Chief of the Clan Campbell and the iconic, must-see visitor attraction on the West Coast of Scotland. The castle has been the setting for many film crews, most recently when the cast of Downton Abbey visited their ‘highland relatives’, with the castle and grounds providing a spectacular backdrop. THE CASTLE is a unique piece of architecture and was the first of its size and type to be built on the West Coast of Scotland. Visitors to the Castle will be able to explore the many historical rooms available to the public, and helpful guides will answer any questions you might have. THE GARDENS The Formal Gardens cover two acres, including formal lawns and flowerbeds, park and woodland and forms one of the most important designed landscapes in Scotland. TEAROOM & GIFT SHOP Run personally by the Duchess, the Castle Tearoom offers a mouth-watering menu using the best of local ingredients. Our soups, quiches and scones are made daily in the Castle and our cakes and tray-bakes are made on the Estate. The Gift Shop, with stock specially selected by the Duchess holds a wide range of souvenirs, crafts, quality Scottish giftware and has a special collection of items for visitors with Clan Campbell connections.

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Step back in time and find out what life was like for the men, women and children who were tried and locked up here. Enter a world of torture, death and damnation. Take your seat among witnesses in the spectacular courtroom. Your visit is brought to life by real characters and multi language interactive guides -FREE to every visitor.

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have been locked up here, especially having to endure the beautiful views from behind bars. Well worth visiting.’

‘‘A great day out for all ages. The newly introduced audio description head-sets is a great added enhancement to the experience whilst walking around the jail.’

THE CASTLE AND GARDENS ARE OPEN FROM 25th MARCH TO 31st OCTOBER

www.inveraray-castle.com

Book online and save money - www.inverarayjail.co.uk


Inveraray

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spectacular, historic

Spend the day or relax and take a short break to give you time to visit the many historic sites and glorious gardens of Argyll, experience festivals and events throughout the year and sample the fyne local produce on offer. For places to stay, eat and explore, visit www.inveraray-argyll.com

The ancient Royal Burgh of Inveraray, ancestral home of the Dukes of Argyll, lies 60 miles north west of Glasgow on the shores of Loch Fyne in an area of spectacular natural beauty. It is the traditional county town of Argyll - the ‘new town’ was founded in 1745.

Inveraray Castle & Gardens

Inveraray Castle is the ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll, Chief of the Clan Campbell and the iconic, must-see visitor attraction on the West Coast of Scotland. The castle has been the setting for many film crews, most recently when the cast of Downton Abbey visited their ‘highland relatives’, with the castle and grounds providing a spectacular backdrop. THE CASTLE is a unique piece of architecture and was the first of its size and type to be built on the West Coast of Scotland. Visitors to the Castle will be able to explore the many historical rooms available to the public, and helpful guides will answer any questions you might have. THE GARDENS The Formal Gardens cover two acres, including formal lawns and flowerbeds, park and woodland and forms one of the most important designed landscapes in Scotland. TEAROOM & GIFT SHOP Run personally by the Duchess, the Castle Tearoom offers a mouth-watering menu using the best of local ingredients. Our soups, quiches and scones are made daily in the Castle and our cakes and tray-bakes are made on the Estate. The Gift Shop, with stock specially selected by the Duchess holds a wide range of souvenirs, crafts, quality Scottish giftware and has a special collection of items for visitors with Clan Campbell connections.

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Step back in time and find out what life was like for the men, women and children who were tried and locked up here. Enter a world of torture, death and damnation. Take your seat among witnesses in the spectacular courtroom. Your visit is brought to life by real characters and multi language interactive guides -FREE to every visitor.

the front desk to the •exit“From - All was first class. The

way the journey through the jail is organised, the explanations on the headset, the staff on hand to help out and the massive wealth of information you pick up on your way through, excellent’

a fantastic interactive tour of the •jail,“‘What we thoroughly enjoyed it, awful place to

have been locked up here, especially having to endure the beautiful views from behind bars. Well worth visiting.’

‘‘A great day out for all ages. The newly introduced audio description head-sets is a great added enhancement to the experience whilst walking around the jail.’

THE CASTLE AND GARDENS ARE OPEN FROM 25th MARCH TO 31st OCTOBER

www.inveraray-castle.com

Book online and save money - www.inverarayjail.co.uk


Inveraray

Inveraray

- not just unique, spectacular and historic, it’s also renowned for great food and hospitality - the perfect place for family holidays, short breaks or day trips, there’s so much to see and do that you’ll be spoilt for choice - breathtaking scenery, great accommodation, gourmet food, award-winning visitor attractions and fantastic festivals.

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Inveraray Jail, Church Square, Inveraray, PA32 8TX . Tel 01499 302381 info@inverarayjail.co.uk www.inverarayjail.co.uk Open every day April to October: 9.30am with last entry at 5pm. November to March: 10am with last entry at 4pm.

For more info on Inveraray - www.inveraray-argyll.com produced by TARTAN INK

Tel: 01360 850462

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You’ll find quality and value go hand-in-hand at Inveraray Woollen Mill Behind this deceptively small facade you will find a Pandora’s box of Scottish gifts and souvenirs

Take a break in the Anvil Coffee Shop

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BEHIND THIS DECEPTIVELY SMALL FACADE YOU WILL FIND A PANDORA’S BOX OF SCOTTISH GIFTS AND SOUVENIRS

TAKE A WANDER

The Inveraray Woollen Mill is in a beautiful building which was formally the local blacksmith’s and granary, built by the 5th Duke of Argyll in 1772.

TAKE A LOOK If you’re looking for the ideal gift, or something special for yourself, you’re sure to find the perfect item in our range of Scottish gifts and souvenirs.

TAKE A BREAK

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Our Spirit of Scotland Whisky Shop stocks a large selection of malt & blended whiskies from the most popular to the rare and classic. Everyone from the whisky novice to the connoisseur will be fascinated by the range of bottles on offer and the special prices.

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HOW TO GET THERE

Follow the A83 from Arrochar to Inveraray. The Inveraray Woollen Mill is attached to the Archway on your righthand side when you enter the town. From Oban follow the A85 and take the A813 on your right to Inveraray. The Woollen Mill is on your lefthand side when you drive throught the town

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK EXCEPT CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S DAY

FRONT STREET, INVERARAY, PA32 8UY. TEL: 01499 302 166 EMAIL: InverarayWM@ewm.co.uk OPEN 7 DAY A WEEK ALL YEAR

WHISKY SHOP - HARRIS TWEED - CLAN TARTAN CENTRE - GIFTS & SOUVENIRS

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Take the A816 South from Oban or North from Lochgilphead. Follow the brown signs to Easdale (B844) over the famous ‘Atlantic Bridge’ on to the Isle of Seil. Postcode PA34 4TB


WILDLIFE, WHIRLPOOLS and WHALES Your Adventure starts at Easdale Harbour

Seafari Adventures Oban offer you an exciting range of carefully chosen trips which combine high adventure in magnificent scenery and the thrill of unique sightings of Scotland’s Wildlife. Safety First - we provide all safety kit! Just arrive with your camera and warm clothing, fleeces are ideal. Our boat’s crew includes a knowledgable naturalist to provide an expert commentary.

“We did the Corryvreckan Wildlife trip, we saw Seals, two Eagles and a Minke Whale, then we saw the whirlpool - awesome!” Suzy Saunders, Kincardine

Choosing your Seafari Adventure Corryvreckan Wildlife Trip (Open RIB)

Our most popular tour. A 2hr spectacular eco-tour culminating in a visit to the “Corry” This tidal phenomenon in the Gulf of Corryvreckan creates the world’s third largest whirlpool. During the trip you may see Seals, Porpoise, Otter, Dolphin, the occasional Minke Whale, Seabirds and Birds of Prey including Eagles. Ashore you may spot Red and Fallow Deer as well as Wild Goats. Whirlpool Special (Open RIB) Timed to coincide with the best of the tides you can see the ‘Corry’ the world’s third largest whirlpool at its most awesome. In bad weather its roar can be heard 6 miles away at Crinan. A great trip for the more adventurous - hang on tight! Whalewatching and Wildlife Trip (Cabin RIB) Regular sightings of Minke Whales, our skippers are out on the water every day and know where the whales are feeding in our food rich waters.

Day Trips

Iona, Staffa and Puffins (Cabin RIB) Visit the famous Abbey, then see Fingals Cave on Staffa Private Charter (Cabin RIB) Enjoy a private picnic on a beautiful deserted beach Visit Colonsay, an idyllic destination or the Garvellachs, a UNESCO geological site with historic ruins. Inter Island Taxi - Contact us for more details Gift Vouchers available

Accompagnez-nous pour nos passionnantes excursions d’animaux sauvages. Baleines, Dauphins, Marsouins, Aigles, Cerfs. Visitez le troisième tourbillon du monde. Venez regarder les baleines ou réservez une excursion à Iona pour visiter l’abbaye célèbre. Vengan con nosotros en nuestras emocionantes excursiones para ver la fauna escocesa. Ballenas, Delfines, Marsopas, Nutrias, Águilas, Ciervos. Visiten el tercer torbellino del mundo. Vengan a ver las ballenas o reserven una excursión a Iona para ver la célebre abadía. Machen Sie mit uns eine Rundfahrt um die wilde schottische Natur ken nenzulernen. Wale, Delfine, Robben, Otter, Adler, Hirsche. Besuchen Sie mit uns den dritten Strudel der Welt. Sehen Sie Wale oder reservieren Sie einen Ausflug nach Iona, um die Abtei zu besichtigen.

Venite con Noi per il turismo fantastico-in cerca di fauna selvatica Balena, Delfino, Focena, Foca, Lontra, Aquila, Cervo. Visiate il terzo piu grande voirtice del mondo osservate balene oppure visita Iona in nave per vedere la famosa Cattedrale

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Ticket Office - The Village Shop, Easdale

Please note our trips are unsuitable during pregnancy or for anyone with back ailments. No two voyages are the same, we cannot guarantee sightings of any particular species

Seafari Associate Companies are at South Queensferry 0131 331 5000, North Berwick (Seabird Centre) 01620 890202


Discover more great days out with our free Trust Trails App

Enjoy great value days out all year round with National Trust for Scotland membership

Our easy-to-use maps, unique trails, GPS-tracked walks and full property descriptions equip you with all you need to explore more than 80 amazing Trust places. www.nts.org.uk/TrustTrailsApp

From only £3.55 per month* you can enjoy free access to hundreds of places throughout the UK plus 3 glossy magazines per year packed with inspirational articles and much more. Join at any of our attractions or visit our website. *2015 prices, first year introductory offer for new members when paying by direct debit

Arduaine Garden

Tel 01852 200366

PA34 4XQ (on A816, 20m south of Oban and 19m north of Lochgilphead)

Glencoe & Dalness

Tel 01855 811307

PH49 4HX (off A82, 17m south of Fort William)

Arduaine boasts spectacular rhododendrons and azaleas in late spring and early summer, but its perennial borders are magnificent throughout the seasons. Stroll through the woodland to the coastal viewpoint, or relax by the water garden. Visitors can also enjoy eating in the garden’s picnic areas, walking on the sandy beach and meeting the resident Highland cattle. Special events throughout the year. Refreshments are available in the adjacent Loch Melfort Hotel. • Plant sales (seeds from the garden) • Picnic area • Events • Shop

Crarae Garden

Glencoe is famed for its majestic mountains and stunning geological formations. But it is as the site of the most notorious massacre in British history that the glen has acquired its dramatic atmosphere. Find out all about the glen’s remarkable history, landscape and wildlife in an exciting exhibition, Living on the Edge, in the Trust’s eco-friendly visitor centre. Outside, the glen is a paradise for walkers, from gentle strolls amid breathtaking scenery to challenging climbs for experienced mountaineers. An easy walk is to Signal Rock, thought to be the spot where the signal was given for the massacre of 1692 to begin.

Tel 01546 886614

• Café • Shop • Picnic area • Events

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Glenfinnan Monument

Tel 01397 722250

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Immerse yourself in one of the UK’s finest examples of an exotic Himalayan-style woodland garden, situated near the banks of Loch Fyne. With tumbling waterfalls, trees and shrubs from around the world, it’s a magical spot at any time of year.

Set in superb scenery at the head of Loch Shiel, this monument in tribute to the Jacobite clansmen stands near the spot where Prince Charles Edward Stuart’s Standard was raised in 1745. There is an exhibition and multi-lingual commentary on the Jacobite campaign in the visitor centre.

• Shop • Refreshments • Picnic area • Plant sales • Events

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Discover more great days out with our free Trust Trails App

Enjoy great value days out all year round with National Trust for Scotland membership

Our easy-to-use maps, unique trails, GPS-tracked walks and full property descriptions equip you with all you need to explore more than 80 amazing Trust places. www.nts.org.uk/TrustTrailsApp

From only £3.55 per month* you can enjoy free access to hundreds of places throughout the UK plus 3 glossy magazines per year packed with inspirational articles and much more. Join at any of our attractions or visit our website. *2015 prices, first year introductory offer for new members when paying by direct debit

Arduaine Garden

Tel 01852 200366

PA34 4XQ (on A816, 20m south of Oban and 19m north of Lochgilphead)

Glencoe & Dalness

Tel 01855 811307

PH49 4HX (off A82, 17m south of Fort William)

Arduaine boasts spectacular rhododendrons and azaleas in late spring and early summer, but its perennial borders are magnificent throughout the seasons. Stroll through the woodland to the coastal viewpoint, or relax by the water garden. Visitors can also enjoy eating in the garden’s picnic areas, walking on the sandy beach and meeting the resident Highland cattle. Special events throughout the year. Refreshments are available in the adjacent Loch Melfort Hotel. • Plant sales (seeds from the garden) • Picnic area • Events • Shop

Crarae Garden

Glencoe is famed for its majestic mountains and stunning geological formations. But it is as the site of the most notorious massacre in British history that the glen has acquired its dramatic atmosphere. Find out all about the glen’s remarkable history, landscape and wildlife in an exciting exhibition, Living on the Edge, in the Trust’s eco-friendly visitor centre. Outside, the glen is a paradise for walkers, from gentle strolls amid breathtaking scenery to challenging climbs for experienced mountaineers. An easy walk is to Signal Rock, thought to be the spot where the signal was given for the massacre of 1692 to begin.

Tel 01546 886614

• Café • Shop • Picnic area • Events

PA32 8YA (on A83, 10m south of Inveraray)

Glenfinnan Monument

Tel 01397 722250

PH37 4LT (on A830, 18m west of Fort William)

Immerse yourself in one of the UK’s finest examples of an exotic Himalayan-style woodland garden, situated near the banks of Loch Fyne. With tumbling waterfalls, trees and shrubs from around the world, it’s a magical spot at any time of year.

Set in superb scenery at the head of Loch Shiel, this monument in tribute to the Jacobite clansmen stands near the spot where Prince Charles Edward Stuart’s Standard was raised in 1745. There is an exhibition and multi-lingual commentary on the Jacobite campaign in the visitor centre.

• Shop • Refreshments • Picnic area • Plant sales • Events

• Shop • Café • Picnic area

FOLLOW US:

@N_T_S

National Trust for Scotland

For opening hours and admission prices visit www.nts.org.uk The National Trust for Scotland for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty is a charity registered in Scotland, Charity Number SC 007410


Benmore Photo: Peter Clarke.

Magnificent Mountainside Garden In its magnificent mountainside setting, Benmore is steeped in history and surrounded by dramatic scenery. Benmore’s 120 acres are home to a world-famous collection of plants from the Orient and the Himalaya to North and South America.

Botanic Garden Benmore welcomes visitors through a superb avenue of giant redwoods. From the serenity of the Pond, climb through exotic plantings – including over 300 species of rhododendron – to a dramatic viewpoint at 450ft (140m). Then descend via the beautiful Victorian Fernery. Don’t miss the Bhutanese and Chilean pavilions offering superb views and the Garden’s recently restored ‘Golden Gates’.

Benmore Botanic Garden, Dunoon, Argyll PA23 8QU Tel 01369 706261 | www.rbge.org.uk/benmore

Tours | Café | Shop | Plant Sales | Open daily 1 March – 31 October


Explore a world of plants

Benmore Botanic Garden is on the A815, seven miles north of Dunoon on the Cowal Peninsula.

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, founded in 1670, is a world renowned centre for plant research, conservation and education. Its four remarkable Gardens – the “Botanics” in Edinburgh; the mountainside Benmore in Argyll; Dawyck in the wooded hills of the Scottish Borders; and Logan on a Gulf Stream warmed peninsula in Galloway – differ in topography, soils and climate, enabling an exceptionally wide range of plants to be grown. Together they constitute one of the richest plant collections on Earth, with more that 15,000 species in cultivation.

Opening Times

Hours: March and October 10.00 am – 5.00 pm April to September 10.00 am – 6.00 pm Fernery – opens 11.00 am closing one hour before the Garden Courtyard Gallery – see website or events listings or contact 01369 706261 for details.

Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR Tel 0131 248 2909 | www.rbge.org.uk Open daily (except 1 January and 25 December) Free admission (charges apply to Glasshouses)

Admission Admission: Adult £6.50, Concession £5.50, Under 16s free Prices include a small voluntary donation to the Garden. For prices excluding the donation, please see website rbge.org.uk

Discounts available for groups of 11 or more, providing payment is by a single transaction. Call 01369 706261 to pre-book.

Activities The Garden runs events throughout the year including family events, guided walks and exhibitions. For a full events programme call 01369 706261 or visit www.rbge.org.uk/benmore n Walking tours (Tues and Sun, 2 pm) n Benmore Explorer escorted tours (Wed and Thurs, 2 pm) – call 01369 706 261 to book n Courtyard Gallery exhibitions n Audio tour guide available n Facilities for disabled visitors n Benmore Café, Shop and plant sales (01369 840509) n Free car and coach parking

Port Logan, Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway DG9 9ND Tel 01776 860231 | www.rbge.org.uk/logan Open daily 15 March to 31 October Admission charge applies

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NEW Portavadie Spa & Leisure Our new Leisure Experience is the perfect place to relax with family and friends. Have fun with the kids in the pools, chill out in our sauna and savour the views of Loch Fyne from the outdoor infinity pool and spa pools. The Spa Experience offers pure indulgence. Enjoy some pampering in one of our special treatment rooms. Afterwards, unwind in the stunning relaxation area, which has a hydro pool, sauna and steam room. Our Leisure Café serves up a delicious range of freshly cooked pizzas, sandwiches and ice cream. There is no better place to finish off your day!

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Set in a beautiful part of Argyll, less than 60 miles from Glasgow, this striking destination has so much to offer. With something for everyone, from luxurious spa treatments to mountain bikes, a visit to Portavadie is an unbeatable way to spend a day.

– Restaurants and Bars – Retail Therapy – Spa and Leisure Experience – Cruises and Charters – Bike and Kayak Hire – World-Class Marina – Weddings – 4- and 5-Star Accommodation – Portavadie - Tarbert Calmac Ferry

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Treat yourself, your friends and your family to something special. There is something for everyone. The stunning surroundings and welcoming hospitality make for an unforgettable visit at any time of the year. Plus there’s the fabulous new Spa and Leisure at Portavadie to experience.

RETAIL THERAPY The Shop at Portavadie is the place for retail therapy, It’s a treasure trove of coastal-inspired clothing, jewellery, gifts and more. You’ll find affordable luxury for men, women and kids with top brands such as Dubarry, Musto, Joules, Quba and Animal.

Restaurants & Bars Enjoy delicious award-winning food and panoramic loch views. Our culinary team is passionate about fresh, local and seasonal produce, including Loch Fyne’s famous seafood. Your choice of restaurants include the Marina Restaurant, The Lodge Kitchen and Bar and our new Leisure Café. Spa & Leisure Go on a journey of relaxation and unwind. Our treatments, using luxurious DECLÉOR and ishga products, will leave you feeling truly spoiled. Booking essential. Retail Therapy Pick up a gorgeous gift or a stylish outfit from our shop, where every product is carefully selected for quality, style and originality. So much to see and do Sail, cycle, golf, walk, fish, kayak, explore or simply relax and watch the yachts sail by. One visit is hardly enough to experience all this unique destination has to offer.

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‘Merely two hours from Glasgow, Portavadie feels a million miles away. Superbly appointed villas, great shop and restaurants all surrounded by beautiful scenery. Bike and Kayak hire added to a fun filled day.’

Special events Celebrate in style with our event and wedding packages. We are also an inspirational venue for corporate functions and meetings. Accommodation from £85 per night From luxury apartments to lodge rooms, our accommodation provides quality, contemporary comfort and value for money.

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More Great Things to See and Do

Shooting for all levels with quaified instructors CLAY PIGEON SHOOTING

SHOOTING TUITION

CATRIDGE SUPPLIES

GUN STORAGE

Contact details: www.brenfield.co.uk Brenfield Shooting, Ardrishaig, Argyll PA30 8ER Tel: 01546 603 274

50 clays from only £50 per person 25 clays from only £35 per person 15% group discount for 11 shooters

TOBERMORY GOLF CLUB

Once described as “the best 9-hole course in Scotland”. Tobermory can be played by visitors at almost any time - just pay and play. More details on www.tobermorygolfclub.com

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More Great Things to See and Do Photo Credits: Aaron Watson/Kilmartin Museum

SCOTLAND’S RICHEST PREHISTORIC LANDSCAPE

Kilmartin Museum is situated at the heart of Kilmartin Glen in Argyll. It is a beautiful and ancient place with unique archaeology and natural heritage. Kilmartin Museum’s mission is to inspire and educate people by interpreting, explaining and conserving the internationally important archaeological landscape, artefacts and natural heritage of Kilmartin Glen. Kilmartin Museum is family friendly and offers information and hands on exhibits to help you explore the relationship between people and the land. Following your Museum visit go out into the landscape to explore the Temple Wood stone circle and the linear cemetery. There are free guided glen walks every Wednesday during the summer. Led by knowledgeable volunteer guides, these walks are designed to enable visitors to the Museum to get out into the Glen and learn more about what makes Kilmartin Glen special. There is no charge for the walk, just sign in at the Museum Shop on the day anytime before 1.30pm. There are more than 800 historic and prehistoric sites within 6 miles of the village of Kilmartin including standing stones at Ballymeanoch, a stone circle at Temple Wood and a linear cemetery of cairns. At the hill fort of Dunadd, home to the earliest Kingdom of the Scots, you can see carved footprints believed to have been linked to an ancient coronation ceremony. There are a number of rock art sites including Ormaig and Achnabreac. Kilmartin churchyard houses the best collection of West Highland grave slabs in Scotland. Most are of the “Loch Awe School” which tended towards designs representing armoured men, swords and spears. You can also see fantastical beasts and interlaced foliage patterns. The ruined Carnassarie Castle, 1 mile north of Kilmartin, is in a commanding location overlooking Kilmartin Glen and is well worth a visit. From the top of the Castle there are spectacular views over Kilmartin Glen and beyond.

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More Places to Visit... ...in the Rest of Scotland Overleaf you will find a map of Scotland together with a comprehensive list of ‘Things to See and Do across Scotland’. This is followed by leaflets for many of the attractions listed.

On hand for every holiday decision

❱ Free Guides and Maps ❱ Bedroom Folders ❱ What to See and Do

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Uncover all that Scotland has to offer. Drop into one of our VisitScotland Information Centres and get the best advice on everything there is to see and do. Get top travel tips, tickets for events, tours and activities, book the perfect accommodation and even pick up that special Scottish souvenir. Whatever you need, our friendly experts are here to help you make the most of your time in Scotland.

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Things to See and Do in the Rest of Scotland Each of the attractions listed below has a grid reference which relates to the map opposite (e.g. R20). The attractions are

ordered clockwise within each area. Leaflets for many of the attractions follow. (NTS) National Trust for Scotland (FCS) Forestry Commission Scotland

Inverness, Northern Highlands, Orkney and Shetland H11 Torridon (NTS) n Superb mountain scenery. Countryside Centre open April to Sept. Tel: 01445 791221. www.nts.org.uk IV22 2EZ

H12 Lochcarron Weavers Shop n Traditional Scottish Clothing, Knitwear,

Q5 The Castle & Gardens of Mey n The Queen Mother’s home in Caithness. Castle

and gardens open. Also animal centre, gift shop, tearoom and viewing tower. Tel: 01847 851473. www.castleofmey.org.uk KW14 8XH

Accessories, Tartans, Tweeds and made to measure kilts. April - End October Mon - Sat 9am-5pm. Winter - Mon - Fri 10am-4pm, Sat by appointment. Tel: 01520 722212. lochcarronweavers@lochcarron.com IV54 8YH

collection, lemurs, meerkats and zebra. Chicks hatching weekly. Picnic area. Tea room and shop. Drumsmittal, just 5 minutes from Inverness across Kessock Bridge. Open 10am-6pm. Tel: 01463 731656.

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R5 M12 Orkney Islands - Day Tours from John O’Groats and Inverness

Fascinating day tours of the Orkney Islands leave John O’Groats and Inverness every summer morning. See Skara Brae, Scapa Flow, the Standing Stones and much more! Tel: 01955 611353. Book online at www.jogferry.co.uk

P7 Lhaiday Caithness Croft, Dunbeath n N9 Dunrobin Castle and Gardens n Wonderful displays of paintings, tapestries,

n The Highland’s only working perfumery, coffee H10 The Perfume Studio

shop with home-made food and stunning views, gift shop and landscape photography studios. Easter to end Oct - closed Mondays. IV22 2JL Tel: 01445 731618. www.perfume-studio.com

Museum (NTS)

Birthplace, in 1802, of Hugh Miller, stonemason, eminent geologist, editor and writer. Discover giant fossils and hunt for mystery objects. Open April to Oct. Tel: 01381 600245. www.nts.org.uk IV11 8XA

M12 Black Isle Wildlife Park n Meet friendly animals. Delightful waterfowl

H10 Inverewe Garden (NTS) n Oasis of the North with exotic plants and trees from around the globe. New for 2016: Explore Inverewe House. Garden open all year. Visitor centre and restaurant open Apr to Oct. Tel: 01445 712952. www.nts.org.uk IV22 2LG

N11 Hugh Miller’s Birthplace Cottage & n

furniture, silver and ceremonial robes. Magnificent formal gardens. Pictish Stones, Gift Shop, Tea Room, Falconry displays (ring for details). Tel: 01408 633177. Email: info@dunrobincastle.co.uk www.dunrobincastle.co.uk

J13 Glen Affric (FCS) n Glen Affric has been described as ‘the most

beautiful glen in Scotland’. It contains one of the largest ancient Caledonian pinewoods in Scotland as well as lochs, moorland and mountains. A special place to spend a day exploring. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

L14 Cruise Loch Ness n Explore the world famous Loch Ness. Daily

departures from Fort Augustus with a variety of tours from 1 hour cruises to 90 min exhilarating fast RIB trips, we have something for every age and budget. Sat Nav: PH32 4BD Tel: 01320 366277. www.cruiselochness.com

K6 Smoo Cave, Durness n M6 Strathnaver Museum, Bettyhill n Q3 Skara Brae Prehistoric Village n K11 Rogie Falls (FCS) n Step back 5000 years and explore one of Europe’s Rogie Falls is a beautiful spot off the main road best-preserved historic settlements. See stone furniture, jewellery, tools and unexplained ritual objects left behind by Neolithic villagers. www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/places

to Ullapool to stop for a walk and a picnic. There are lots of waymarked walks with seating at viewpoints overlooking the falls, and a bridge crossing the gorge near the falls. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

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L13 Fiddler’s Highland Restaurant n Multi-award Winning Whisky Bar with over 600 Malt Whiskies, Loch Ness Brewery Beer and Scottish Craft Spirits. Good Highland Food, served by friendly staff. Fiddler’s - a great part of your visit to Loch Ness. Tel. 01456 450678. www.fiddledrum.co.uk IV63 6TX

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L13 The Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition M12 Dolphin Spirit Inverness M12 Culloden (NTS) n n n Experience the World Famous Exhibition, a 5 Star Experience the wildlife of the beautiful Moray Firth, Experience the Battle of Culloden at this (VisitScotland) Attraction. Browse the Whisky, Nessie, Cashmere and Kiltmaker Shops. Ancestral Names. Loch Cruises, Cobbs Cafe and Restaurant. Tel: 01456 450 573. www.lochness.com IV63 6XP

L13 Highland Riding Centre n BHS approved. Family fun for all ages and abilities. Ride in the hills overlooking the sweep and mystery of Loch Ness! Splash through the bay! Children’s lead rides. Borlum, Drumnadrochit, Inverness IV63 6XN. Tel: 01456 450220. www.borlum.com

L13 Urquhart Castle n Explore the dramatic ruins of this great fortress.

Enjoy the panoramic views across the brooding Loch Ness, see fascinating artefacts and discover the turbulent history of this iconic stronghold. www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/places

home to bottlenose dolphins, aboard the spacious Dolphin Spirit Boat. Tel: 0754 480 0620 www.dolphinspirit.co.uk IV1 1FF

interactive Visitor Centre. Tour the battlefield. Shop and restaurant. Open Feb to Dec. Tel: 01463 796090. www.nts.org.uk IV2 5EU

N11 Culbin (FCS) M12 Frankie & Lola’s n n Climb Hill 99, Culbin’s highest sand dune at While the kids rumble in the jungle with us in our Safari-themed softplay, parents can enjoy great coffee, homebaking and delicious food from our bistro. Tel: 01463 262362. IV2 6BZ. www.frankieandlolas.co.uk

M12 Eden Court n Each year Eden Court Theatre and Cinema

presents a programme of over 400 live theatre performances, 2000 cinema screenings and also offers the largest conference facilities in the area. Box Office: 01463 234234. IV3 5SA www.eden-court.co.uk

99 feet. Here, a state-of-the-art viewpoint will take you high into the treetop canopy. This trail has been designed as accessible for walkers of all ages and for wheelchair users. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

N13 Tomatin Distillery Visitor Centre n Situated on the A9 between Inverness & Aviemore. For opening times, tours, taste, DVD viewing. Tel: 01463 248144. Email: visitors@tomatin.com IV13 7YT

M12 n Q21 n M21 Highland Experience Tours n N12 Cawdor Castle & Gardens n We specialise in friendly groups/unique routes that Highland home of the Thanes of Cawdor for over offer the perfect way to explore and discover the glorious scenery, fascinating history and wonderful heritage of Scotland. www.highlandexperience.com Inverness IV1 1HG Tel: 01463 719222. Edinburgh EH1 1RE Tel: 0131 226 1414. Glasgow G1 1QX Tel: 0141 221 3737.

600 years. Fine paintings, tapestries and furniture. Courtyard café, shops, nature trails, events. Open daily 1st May-2nd Oct 10am-5.30pm (last admission 5pm). IV12 5RD Tel: 01667 404401. www.cawdorcastle.com

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Cairngorms, Aberdeen and Tayside P12 Logie Steading n Contemporary Art, Secondhand Books, Crafts,

Jewellery, Antique Furniture, Gifts, Farm & Garden Shop, Whisky & Wine, Heritage Centre and renowned Olive Tree Café. Logie House Gardens and River Findhorn walks. Tel 01309 611378. www.logie.co.uk

P11 Brodie Countryfare n A wonderful day out for all the family. Enjoy

top Womenswear, Menswear, Gifts & Interiors, Scottish Gifts, Toys, Foodhall & Deli and newly built Family Restaurant. Open Mon - Sun 9.30am - 5.30pm (5pm winter). IV36 2TD Tel: 01309 641555. www.brodiecountryfare.com

P11 Brodie Castle (NTS) n Ancient seat of the Brodies. Fine furniture,

porcelain and collection of paintings. Estate includes gardens, a nature trail and a children’s adventure playground. Open April - Oct. Tel: 01309 641371. www.nts.org.uk IV36 2TE

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Q11 The Glen Moray Distillery n A warm welcome awaits at this friendly and

informal distillery in Elgin. Tours, visitor centre and coffee shop, see our leaflet or visit www.glenmoray.com Tel: 01343 550900.

Q11 n S19 n S24 Johnstons of Elgin Cashmere n Visitor Centre

Experience the world of luxury. Take a mill tour, enjoy our beautiful shops and browse our latest collections before sampling delicious local food in the coffee shop. Open all year. Tel: 01343 554099. IV30 4AF. Tel: 01334 472216, KY16 9JG. Tel: 01450 360549, TD9 8AA. www.johnstonscashmere.com

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Q11 Baxters Highland Village n Visit our speciality foodhall stocked with Baxters

products, and also our gift, whisky and cook-shops, plus museum. Enjoy our famous pancakes in the restaurant. Tel 01343 820666. www.baxters.com

Q11 WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre n See the Moray Firth Bottlenose dolphins wild and

free. Visit our Centre in Spey Bay, interactive exhibition, icehouse tours, binocular hire plus café, shop. Call 01343 820339 for details. IV32 7PJ. www.whales.org/scottishdolphincentre

Q12 Glen Grant Distillery & Gardens n The only Malt Distillery named after its founding

owners. Discover the story behind Single Malt Whisky as it Should Be. Take a leisurely stroll in our beautifully restored Victorian Garden. Tel: 01340 832118/123. www.glengrant.com AB38 7BS

Q12 The Glenlivet Distillery n 5* visitor attraction. Enjoy a FREE standard

distillery tour of the world famous single malt located in Speyside. We also offer specialist tours and tastings. Coffee Shop and Gift Shop. Open 14 Mar to 11 Nov. T: 01340 821720. www.theglenlivet.com

T13 Pitmedden Garden (NTS) n Spectacular garden with thousands of colourful

P15 Mar Lodge Estate (NTS) n Large estate in the heart of the Cairngorms

T14 Forests of Aberdeenshire (FCS) n Explore Aberdeenshire’s unique landscape,

Q13 Tomintoul Gallery n Gallery/studio of batik fine artist Jane Lannagan.

annual bedding plants that make up an elaborate summer spectacle. Museum of Farming Life - great for kids. Open May to Sept. Tel: 01651 842352. www.nts.org.uk AB41 7PD

fascinating forts, follies, ancient standing stones and incredible wildlife. Walk to the top of Scolty Hill and discover the General Burnett Monument or visit Cambus O’ May for fantastic views of Deeside. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

T14 Castle Fraser & Garden (NTS) n One of the most spectacular of the Castles

National Park. Look out for Red Deer, Golden Eagles and other spectacular wildlife. Estate open all year, daily. Tel: 01339 720163. www.nts.org.uk AB35 5YJ

Original work, prints, cards. Also paintings by local artists, ceramics, glassware, metalwork and turned wood. Interesting tasteful gifts. Tel. 01807 580458. www.tomintoulgallery.co.uk AB37 9HA

P13 The Speyside Centre n Family run attraction with Gift Shop, The Wee

Whisky Shop, Whisky Tasting Room, Garden Centre specializing in heather, Exhibition, Antiques, Red Squirrel/ Bird watching area, Play Area & famous Clootie Dumpling Restaurant. Tel: 01479 851359. PH26 3PA

of Mar. Fine furniture, paintings and great hall. Walled garden. Open Apr to Oct. Tel: 01330 833463. www.nts.org.uk AB51 7LD

T14 Drum Castle, Garden & Estate (NTS) n Discover the unique castle, beautiful Garden

of Historic Roses and children’s adventure playground. Currently hosting art from Aberdeen Art Gallery. Open April to Sept (garden until Oct). Tel: 01330 700334. www.nts.org.uk AB31 5EY

Q12 Aberlour Distillery n 5* visitor attraction. Offering bespoke exclusive

RSPB Scotland nature reserves

Offering quiet enjoyment or a great family day out, explore, discover and enjoy some of the wildest and most beautiful areas of the UK with RSPB Scotland. rspb.org.uk T: 0131 3174100.

N13 Landmark Forest Adventure Park n Rollercoaster, watercoaster, Wonder Wood,

whisky tours & tutored tastings for the whisky connoisseur - check leaflet for opening times throughout the year. T: 01340 881249. www.aberlour.com

the ‘Lost Labyrinth’, ‘parachute jump’, 2 aerial rope courses, ‘Bamboozeleum’, climbing wall, Tree Top Trail, shop, restaurant and more. PH23 3AJ Tel: 0800 731 3446. www.landmarkpark.co.uk

R12 Strathisla Distillery n 5* visitor attraction. Discover the craft of whisky

making and the art of blending at this historic distillery, est. 1786. Enjoy great whisky tours and specialist tastings at the Home of the world famous Chivas Regal blended whisky. Gift Shop. Open 14 Mar to 11 Nov (call for winter opening). T: 01542 783044. www.chivas.com

T14 Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate n (NTS)

Impressive 16th century castle with magnificent interiors and painted ceilings. Colourful gardens and estate to explore, cafe and shop. Open all year. Tel: 01330 844525. www.nts.org.uk AB31 5QJ

N14 Macdonald Aviemore Resort n 5 restaurants, bars, fresh baking, Costa coffee. Fully supervised children’s activities, Leisure pool with wave machine and waterslide, 3D cinema, soft play. Luxury brand shopping, championship golf course. Tel: 0844 879 9152. www.MacdonaldHotels.co.uk/Aviemore

T12 Fyvie Castle (NTS) n Superb castle with 5 towers, dating from 13th

century. Fine collection of portraits including works by Batoni, Raeburn, Romney and Gainsborough. Beautiful grounds, a 1903 racquet court, bowling alley. Open Apr to Oct. Tel: 01651 891266. www.nts.org.uk AB53 8JS

N14 Aviemore Quad Bike Treks n Quad treks on off-road tracks and trails. T15 Stonehaven Heated Open Air Pool n Splashy, healthy FUN for kids and adults, whatever the weather! Swim in clean seawater heated to 29˚C. Sheltered sun terraces, on-site café, kiddies’ paddling pool. Open 28 May - 4 Sept 2016. www.stonehavenopenairpool.co.uk or tel 01569 762134 (in season). AB39 2RD

Stunning views of mountain and moorland scenery. Also corporate/group packages, training. Rothiemurchus Tel: 01479 812345. PH22 1QH www.quadtreksaviemore.com

T15 Dunnottar Castle n Visit dramatic and evocative Dunnottar Castle,

T12 Haddo House (NTS) n 6 miles west of Ellon. Designed in 1732 by William Adam. Terrace garden and large country park to explore. Shop and tearoom. Open April to Oct. House: guided tours only (pre-booking necessary). Tel: 01651 851440. www.nts.org.uk AB41 7EQ

S13 Leith Hall Garden & Estate (NTS) n Typical Scottish laird’s residence brimming with

a ruined cliff top fortress that holds many rich secrets of Scotland’s colourful past. Open all year (weather permitting). Tel: 01569 762173. www.dunnottarcastle.co.uk AB39 2TL

N14 Rothiemurchus Q14 Balmoral Estate n n Activities on land, water and in the air at “one Scottish home to the Royal Family. Castle Ballroom with photographic exhibition, gardens, grounds and displays. Audio tour in five languages. Balmoral Collection gift shop & large coffee shop. Tel: 013397 42534. www.balmoralcastle.com

of the 100 Most Amazing Places in the UK”. Loch an Eilein voted “U.K.’s Best Picnic Site”. 1 mile from Aviemore. Tel: 01479 812345. www.rothiemurchus.net Rothiemurchus, by Aviemore, PH22 1QH

family treasures. Military Museum and Fine Collection. Garden with many flowering trees, shrubs, roses and fruit, open all year daily. Hall open Apr to Oct, by guided tours only. Tel: 01464 831216. www.nts.org.uk AB54 4NQ

S13 Bennachie Visitor Centre (FCS) n Discover the history and legends of Bennachie.

Learn about the colonists of the 1800’s and see the Maiden Stone, a 10-ft high Pictish gravestone. Closed Mondays. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

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P14 Glenmore Forest Park (FCS) n Situated in the Cairngorms National Park, the

impressive pinewoods and the spectacular Loch Morlich make this a must visit destination. The visitor centre and cafe are a great place to relax and take in the stunning surroundings. www.forestry.gov.uk/glenmoreforestpark

N16 Linn of Tummel (NTS) N18 Crieff Visitor Centre n n Peaceful woodland walk. Home to a rich variety of wildlife. Open: all year, daily. Tel: 01796 473233. www.nts.org.uk PH16 5NP

N16 Queen’s View Visitor Centre (FCS) n The new visitor centre has been designed to

N17 Highland Safaris n Winner of the ‘Best Visitor Experience’ in

Scotland. Red Deer & Barn Owl Encounter, 4 x 4 Safaris, Café and Shop, Gold Panning Centre, Walking and Biking trails. Open all year. Tel. 01887 820071. www.highlandsafaris.net PH15 2JQ

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N14 Loch Insh Watersports & Boathouse Restaurant

Wildlife Passenger Boat (12 seater), Watersports, River Trips, Ski Slope, Archery, Fishing, Bikes. Hire/instruction. 3 Play Areas for Children, Lochside trail. Restaurant, bar, gift shop. Wheelchair access. Tel: 01540 651272. www.lochinsh.com PH21 1NU

N17 Red Deer Centre n From the shelter of the Red Deer Barn, stroke, feed and photograph these magnificent animals with our Safari Ranger. Meet our Barn Owl in a hands-on demonstration. Open all year. Tel. 01887 820071. www.highlandsafaris.net PH15 2JQ

n Set in the majestic Cairngorms National Park, N14 RZSS Highland Wildlife Park

RZSS Highland Wildlife Park covers 200 acres and is home to over 200 amazing animals from polar bears to Amur tigers, snow leopards and red pandas. Open year-round. highlandwildlifepark.org.uk T: 01540 651 270

N17 Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery n Discover Dewar’s authentic Scotch experience

- tour the distillery and warehouse, explore the heritage exhibition and sample a wee dram. Shop and cafe on site. Open all year. Tel: 01887 822010. PH15 2EB

M14 Highland Folk Museum in n Newtonmore

Step back into highland history at our award winning 80 acre site complete with 1700’s Township,1930’s sweetie shop (with all your favourites), working croft and much much more. Open Easter to end October. Tel: 01540 673551. PH20 1AY

L15 Quad Bike Tours n Quad biking, off road buggies and 4x4 experiences

N17 The Scottish Crannog Centre n Experience the Iron Age - life over the Loch

circa 500BC. Artefacts, exhibition, guided tours, light refreshments, craft events and gift shop. 2016: open daily 26 March - 31 October. Tel: 01887 830583. Email: info@crannog.co.uk www.crannog.co.uk Kenmore PH15 2HY

M17 Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve (NTS) Walking routes for both the experienced and for families. Site open all year, daily. Tel: 01567 820988. www.nts.org.uk FK21 8TY

saints and queens. You’ll follow woodland walks that give you spectacular views of the mountains and lochs that make this part of Scotland so memorable. www.forestry.gov.uk/tayforestpark

N18 Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre n Set in 100 acres of beautiful Perthshire,

Killiecrankie, 1689. Visitor centre open April to Oct. Tel: 01796 473233. www.nts.org.uk PH16 5LG

collection of rare and unusual plants. Open April to Sept. Tel: 01738 625535. www.nts.org.uk PH2 7BB

Q18 Cairn O’Mohr Winery n Free tastings of our delicious award-winning fruit

wines and cider, fermented from local fruits, leaves and flowers. Seasonal tours and cafe. Open daily. Tel: 01821 642 781. www.cairnomohr.co.uk PH2 7SP

S16 House of Dun & Montrose Basin n

N18 Tay Forest Park (FCS) n You’ll discover legends about demons and dragons,

N16 Killiecrankie (NTS) n Beautiful wooded gorge near site of Battle of

Q18 Branklyn Garden (NTS) n Small but magnificent garden with an impressive

House contains a museum of J. M. Barrie’s achievements, and houses a Peter Pan display with willow crocodile and Peter Pan playroom. Open April to Oct. Tel: 01575 572646. www.nts.org.uk DD8 4BX

n Situated on the A9 eleven miles North of Pitlochry n it comprises Country Clothing Halls, Cashmere Hall, Country Living Department, Fishing Tackle Shop, Foodhall, Restaurant and Gallery. Tel: 01796 483236. Open 7 days. PH18 5TW

the dramatic Black Linn Falls. Near Dunkeld. Open: all year, daily. Tel: 01350 728641. www.nts.org.uk PH8 0HX

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set in 50,000 acres of private Highland Estate. Mountain tracks, forest, waterfalls, & castles. Tel: 08450 945513. www.quadbiketours.co.uk

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P17 The Hermitage (NTS) n Woodland walk to Ossian’s Hall overlooking

R17 J. M. Barrie’s Birthplace Kirriemuir n

M14 The Harris Tweed Shop n Iconic Harris tweeds, Designer, Classic and

Traditional clothing along with stunning accessories for Ladies and Gents. Come and visit. Main Street, Newtonmore, PH20 1DD www.harristweedshop.com Tel: 01540 670188.

Watch glassmakers at work, then have a go at creating your own paperweight or glass painting (Mon-Fri). Also Restaurant, Gift Shop & Garden Centre. www.crieff.co.uk PH7 4HQ Tel: 01764 654014. Open 7 days. Free parking.

complement the famous view - a sweeping vista which takes in Loch Tummel. There’s also a welcoming cafe and splendid gift shop. www.forestry.gov.uk/tayforestpark

P14 CairnGorm Mountain n Journey up Scotland’s only funicular railway! Admire stunning scenery on a guided walk or mountain bike descent and enjoy delicious dishes at the UK’s highest restaurant. Save 10% when you buy your funicular ticket online using the code f0ld3r. www.cairngormmountain.org / 01479 861261.

Home of Caithness Glass

Auchingarrich offers a varied selection of animals, a hatchery, indoor and outdoor play areas, soft play barn, family fishery and Torlum Coffee Shop. A great day out for all the family.

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Impressive Georgian House, overlooking Montrose Basin, set in formal gardens. Explore courtyard buildings, woodland walks and a recreated Victorian Walled Garden. House open Apr to Sept, by guided tours only. Tel: 01674 810264. www.nts.org.uk DD10 9LQ

S17 Barry Mill (NTS) n Last water-powered meal mill to work in Angus,

once producing oatmeal and animal feed. Regular milling demonstrations. Open April to Oct. Tel: 01241 856761. www.nts.org.uk DD7 7RJ

R18 Overgate Shopping Centre n Overgate is Tayside’s leading shopping destination. Home to more than 60 fashion, beauty, lifestyle, home and leisure brands including Debenhams, H&M, Next and Primark. www.overgate.co.uk

R18 ScotKart Indoor Karting and n Combat City

Just off the A90 Kingsway ring road, Dundee, guaranteed racing whatever the weather on 40MPH Karts, PLUS Scotland’s largest indoor laser tag arena for all the family. Tel: 01382 624510. DD2 4SH www.scotkart.co.uk

R18 Leisure & Culture Dundee n Award-winning museums, art galleries, a wildlife

centre, leisure & sports centres, golf courses and much more - just some of our amazing attractions in Dundee! www.leisureandculturedundee.com

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West Highlands and Islands D12 The Three Chimneys Restaurant n Retreat, Eat, Sleep. Come and discover our iconic

G14 Duisdale House Hotel & Restaurant J16 Nevis Range Mountain Gondola n n 2 AA Rosette Restaurant perfect for evening dining All seasons attraction, scenic ride to 650m beside

D12 Dunvegan Castle & Gardens n Dunvegan Castle has been the home of the chiefs

F14 Duncan House Fine Jewellery Gallery n

Scottish restaurant with rooms. Find us on the shores of Loch Dunvegan in the wilds of north west Skye. www.threechimneys.co.uk Tel: +44 (0) 1470 511258. IV55 8ZT

of clan MacLeod for 800 years. Open 1 April 15 October, 10am-5.30pm (last admission 5pm). Open by Appointment 16 October - 31 March. Tel: 01470 521206. www.dunvegancastle.com

D12 Skyeskyns 5 star Exhibition Tannery n and Showroom

Visit Scotland’s only exhibition tannery. Discover leather-making skills. See unparalleled range of natural and specialist lambskin fleeces, sheepskin and woollen clothing and accessories. Open all year, daily 10-6 (5:30 winter). Tel: 01470 592 237. www.skyeskyns.co.uk

D12 Visit Waternish n Visit Waternish, for great food and drink, a variety of fine arts and crafts, breathtaking natural beauty and scenery, wonderful wildlife and a warm welcome. www.visit-waternish.co.uk

F12 Stardust Boat Trips n Spectacular scenery & wildlife, witness the White

Tailed Sea Eagle in flight, dolphins, seals, whales and & many other sea birds. Tours from PORTREE harbour (IV51 9DD) from £18. Booking advisable. www.skyeboat-trips.co.uk T: 077 98 74 38 58 / 077 95 38 55 81.

H12 Attadale Gardens n 20 acres of outstanding water gardens with Monet bridges, old rhododendrons, unusual trees, fern collection, conservatory, kitchen garden and sculpture with views of Skye. Tel: 01520 722603. www.attadalegardens.com IV54 8YX

n Voted ‘Best Wildlife Experience in UK’, Daily G13 Seaprobe Atlantis

Telegraph. All the Scenery & Wildlife, above & below the waves. Spectacular Scenery, Seals, Otters, Seabirds, WWII Shipwreck, Fish, Jellyfish & more. Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8AE. T: 01471 822 716. www.seaprobeatlantis.com

- light snacks, lunches and traditional afternoon teas - modern Scottish cuisine. Private luxury yacht offering daily sailing April to September. www.duisdale.com Tel: 01471 833202.

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Outstanding jewellery and knives by Garth Duncan artist and master goldsmith. Original designs handmade by Garth here in his shop on the beautiful Isle of Skye. Tel: 01471 866 366. www.duncan-house.com

F14 AquaXplore & Island Cruiser n Exhilarating wildlife and sightseeing adventures to the remote Small Isles. Regular sightings: whales, dolphins, sharks, puffins, eagles, seals. Fantastic value from £25. Open 7 days. Booking Essential. Tel: 01471 866244. IV49 9BJ

F14 Bella Jane Boat Trips n Experience the Unforgettable. Loch Coruisk, the

Armadale Castle and Museum of the Isles. Gift Shops and Restaurant. Open 7 days April October 9:30-5:30 (last entry 5pm). IV45 8RS. Tel: 01471 844305. www.clandonald.com

F14 Ragamuffin: On the pier@Armadale K17 Glencoe and Dalness (NTS) n n Wonderful knitwear • beautiful clothes • gorgeous Spectacular mountain scenery and some of gifts. Summer 9am - 6pm 7 days. Winter Mon - Sat 9am - 5pm, Sun 12pm - 5pm. Tel: 01471 844217.

G15 Western Isles Cruises n Sail with us to the most remote part of the

n The Kylerhea otter hide is in a spectacular location with fantastic views across to Glenelg and the Kintail mountains. Observe wild otters and other animals in their natural environment. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

G13 Isle of Skye Ferry n A great day out! Take the original ferry crossing to the Isle of Skye for your chance to see eagles, otters, seals and dolphins. No need to book. Open Easter to mid October.

H16 Glenfinnan Monument (NTS) n At head of Loch Shiel, with views of Glenfinnan

Viaduct. Monument to the final Jacobite Rising. An exhibition in the Visitor Centre tells the story of the ’45 and Bonnie Prince Charlie. Cafe and picnic area. Open Apr - Oct. Tel: 01397 722250. www.nts.org.uk PH37 4LT

n PH33 7JL. One family’s amazing collection of

beautiful crystals, rare gemstones and ancient fossils collected from around the world. A real eye-opener! Tel: 01397 772283. www.TreasuresOfTheEarth.co.uk

H18 The Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary, Oban n A great family day out in the stunning surroundings of Loch Creran! We’re home to a spectacular aquarium as well as Scotland’s leading seal hospital. www.visitsealife.co.uk/oban or call 01631 720386.

G19 Seafari Adventures (Oban) n Exceptional marine wildlife tours to Corryvreckan Whirlpool. Porpoise, dolphins, whales, seals, eagles. Also Whale-watching, Day tours to Iona & Staffa. Whirlpool Specials for the adventurous. www.seafari.co.uk/Oban Tel. 01852 300003. PA34 4RF

G18 Duart Castle, Isle of Mull n J16 Snowgoose Mountain Centre n Explore the breathtaking 13th century, island Adventure breaks, courses & guiding. Try kayaking & canoeing on lochs, river & sea, dinghy sailing, high mountain walking, summer & winter climbing. Paddlesports gear hire. PH33 7JH Tel: 01397 772467.

J16 n G15 The Jacobite Steam Train n Fort William to Mallaig (return). Voted “The

world’s greatest railway journey” for four years in succession by Wanderlust Magazine. Runs: Monday to Friday (weekends in high season) May October. Departing 10.15 and 14.30.

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the finest walking and climbing country in the Highlands. Visitor Centre and cafe. Open all year. Tel: 01855 811307. www.nts.org.uk PH49 4HX

highlands and take in the breathtaking scenery and wildlife. www.westernislescruises.co.uk Tel: 07939 386330 - 01687 462233

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G13 Kylerhea, Isle of Skye (FCS)

indoor ice wall. Cafe, bar & shop. Rock and ice climbing instruction. Tel: 01855 831100. www.ice-factor.co.uk

G14 Clan Donald Skye n Visit our 40 acre Woodland Garden, ruins of

scenery. Visit the Great Glen for world class biking & walking trails or have a flutter at Allt Mhuic Butterfly Reserve. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

of Glomach. Estate open all year, daily. Tel: 01599 511231. www.nts.org.uk IV40 8HQ

J16 Ice Factor n Ice, Rock, Air, Pure Adventure. World’s biggest

seals, the dramatic Cuillins with Skye’s premier classic boat trip. Trips from £16(1.5hr), £22(3hr). Choice of time ashore. Open 7 days. Booking Essential. Tel: 01471 866244. IV49 9BJ

J15 Forests of Lochaber (FCS) n Explore some of Highland Scotland’s most dramatic

H14 Kintail & Morvich (NTS) n See the Five Sisters of Kintail and the Falls

Ben Nevis. Mountain walks, restaurant & bar, excellent mountain biking & winter ski area, ropes courses, tubing slide. Open daily 9/10am - 5/6pm (closed mid Nov-mid Dec). 01397 705825. PH33 6SQ nevisrange.co.uk

home of the Clan Maclean. Stately rooms, museum, dungeons, tearoom & shop. Coastal walks. Summer events calendar. Open 3rd April (Sun-Thurs) then daily 1st May - 18th Oct. T: 01680 812309. duartcastle.com PA64 6AP

F17 Mull Eagle Watch (FCS) n Mull is one of the best places in Europe to enjoy

unique and spectacular views of white-tailed sea eagles. Advanced booking essential for viewing hide visits, tel. 01680 812 556 (open April - Sept). www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

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H19 Arduaine Garden (NTS) n Coastal garden with a collection of plants

and flowers from around the world. Coastal viewpoint and flower garden. Open April - Sept. Tel: 01852 200366. www.nts.org.uk PA34 4XQ

J19 Inveraray Jail n Face the Judge in the magnificent Courtrooom,

K18 The Green Welly Stop, Tyndrum n World famous self-service restaurant, licensed

J19 Argyll Adventure n Horse Riding, Pony Rides, Riding Lessons,

J20 The Cowal Peninsula n Arrive by the quick and frequent ferry from

meet the Warders, get locked up, join the Prisoners, try out the cells and sample the punishments. Open all year. (01499) 302381. www.inverarayjail.co.uk PA32 8TX

with good home-made food. Specialist shops for outdoor clothing, whisky, food & gifts. Petrol station. See leaflet for more details. Tel: 01838 400271. FK20 8RY

J19 Argyll Forest Park (FCS) n This magnificent stretch of mountains, lochs

and glens was the first designated Forest Park in the UK. Enjoy the numerous waymarked trails for a walk or leisurely cycle. www.forestry.gov.uk/argyllforestpark

J19 Inveraray Castle and Garden n Headquarters of Clan Campbell since early 15th

century, rebuilt in 18th century. Fine furniture and paintings. Gift shop. Tearoom. Open 1st April 31st October. Tel: 01499 302203. www.inveraray-castle.com PA32 8XE

Paintballing, Paintball Range, Crossbow Range, Laser Blast, Climbing Walls, Bungee Trampoline, Cafe and Picnic Area. Tel: 01499 302611. PA32 8XT

J19 Argyll Holidays n 8 stunning parks offering beautiful scenery and a

range of accommodation and activities. Whether you’re looking to relax or for adventure, there’s something for everyone. Contact: 0845 459 9772 or www.argyllholidays.com

Gourock or drive via Loch Lomond. Visit the website for full information. www.visitcowal.co.uk

J20 Benmore Botanic Garden n Magnificent mountainside 120 acre Garden with

dramatic scenery. Steeped in history, it is home to a world-famous plant collection and unique Victorian fernery. Café, shop, plant sales. Free parking. Open daily 1 Mar - 31 Oct. Tel: 01369 706261. www.rbge.org.uk/benmore

H21 Portavadie, Loch Fyne n Sitting on the shores of Loch Fyne, Portavadie

is a hidden gem set amid stunning scenery. As well as a world-class marina, it offers accommodation, restaurants, new Spa & Leisure Experience, shopping, kayaking, bike hire and more. T: 01700 811075. www.portavadie.com

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South East Scotland Q24 Grey Mare’s Tail Nature Reserve (NTS) n Q21 The Scotch Whisky Experience n A paradise for botanists, wildlife enthusiasts and 5 Star. Marvel at The World’s Largest Collection walkers. Enjoy dramatic views of the 60m waterfall - the 5th highest in the UK. Open all year. Tel: 07713 786230. www.nts.org.uk DG10 9LH

of Scotch Whisky. Whisky Tour, Bar, Tastings & Shop. Over 300 Whiskies. Whisky and food at Amber restaurant. Tel: 0131 220 0441. EH1 2NE

Q21 Camera Obscura & World of Illusions n Come and play in our unique, historic tower, packed with hands-on exhibits, amazing optical illusions and mind-boggling special effects. Fun for all ages. Tel: 0131 226 3709.

Q23 Dawyck Botanic Garden n Dawyck is a five star Garden with one of

Scotland’s finest tree collections, renowned for its woodland walks and seasonal displays. 65 acres. Visitor centre, exhibitions, café, shop. Free parking. Open daily 1 Feb to 30 Nov. Tel: 01721 760254. www.rbge.org.uk/dawyck

Q23 Tweed Valley Forest Park (FCS) n Glentress Peel is the stunning gateway building

for the Forest Park. Facilities include a cafe, bike hire & shop, wildlife viewing, walking & biking trails. www.forestry.gov.uk/glentress and www.7stanesmountainbiking.com

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Q21 Edinburgh Castle Q21 Maid of the Forth Boat Trips/ n n Don’t miss Scotland’s Number 1 visitor attraction. See the Scottish Crown Jewels, Mons Meg, One O’clock Gun and more. Book online for fast track entry at www.edinburghcastle.gov.uk

Q21 n M21 Robert Graham Whisky & Cigars n Robert Graham est. 1874 is a national premium whisky and cigars merchant and multi awardwinning independent whisky bottler. Edinburgh 0131 556 2791, Glasgow 0141 248 7283, shop online www.robertgraham1874.com

Inchcolm Ferry

Cruise ‘n Relax boat trips on the Forth or Cruise ‘n Explore Inchcolm Island. Seals and Puffins, Evening Jazz/BBQ Cruises, Open Easter-October. Infoline 0131 331 5000. Book online at www.maidoftheforth.co.uk

S19 The British Golf Museum n The British Golf Museum has re-opened. 5 star

museum with stunning new galleries, shop selling official Open merchandise and 80 seat Café at the Museum. Tel: 01334 460046. KY16 9AB www.britishgolfmuseum.co.uk

Q20 Deep Sea World n Scotland’s national aquarium features the UK’s

longest underwater tunnel, 12ft sand tiger sharks, seals and over 2,000 incredible creatures. Tel: 01383 411880. www.deepseaworld.com

R18 Tentsmuir (FCS) n Whether on bicycle or foot, there are many

Q21 The Royal Yacht Britannia n Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction (VisitScotland).

Enjoy an audio tour, in 27 languages, of five decks of The Queen’s former floating palace. Free parking. Buses every 10 minutes from city centre. Tel: 0131 555 5566. www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk EH6 6JJ

different routes for you to explore at Tentsmuir. Follow the seashell path along the dunes for sea, sand and seals, or explore deeper into the forest where roe deer and red squirrels live. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

P20 Royal Burgh of Culross (NTS) n Picturesque royal burgh on north shore of the

Forth providing a striking introduction to 16th & 17th century Scottish domestic life. Open April to Oct. Tel: 01383 880359. www.nts.org.uk KY12 8JH

Q19 Falkland Palace & Garden (NTS) n 16th century royal palace set in a medieval village.

R19 Hill of Tarvit Mansion and Kingarrock n Hickory Golf (NTS)

Edwardian mansionhouse filled with antiques and fine paintings. Play Edwardian style hickory golf and explore the impressive garden with colourful borders and sunken rose garden. Garden open all year. House Apr to Oct. Tel: 01334 653127. www.nts.org.uk KY15 5PB

Former country residence and hunting lodge of the Stuart kings and queens including Mary, Queen of Scots. Includes the oldest royal tennis court in Britain. Open March to Oct. Tel: 01337 857397. www.nts.org.uk KY15 7BU

Q21 Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh n A world-leading Garden, home to one of the

S19 Kellie Castle & Garden (NTS) n Fine 14th century castle with magnificent plaster

largest plant collections and 10 magnificent Glasshouses. Visitor centre, restaurant, shop, events, exhibitions, guided walks. Free Garden entry. Open daily at 10am (excl 1 Jan & 25 Dec). T: 0131 248 2909. www.rbge.org.uk

ceilings and painted panelling. Arts and Crafts Garden. Open April to Oct. Tel: 01333 720271. www.nts.org.uk KY10 2RF

n Famously the Home of Golf, Fife’s coastline is R19 Fife… Discover the perfect escape

laced with beaches and picturesque villages. Vivid reminders of Fife’s historic importance are evident in our castles, palaces and abbeys and you’ll enjoy sampling the fabulous natural larder. www.welcometofife.com

P21 Linlithgow Palace n Step inside this former royal residence and

birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots where the water fountain once flowed with wine and monarchs celebrated great occasions. Enjoy the serenity of the beautiful Linlithgow Peel. www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/places

R19 Scottish Deer Centre, Cupar n Deer, birds of prey and wolves combine with a

treetop walkway and adventure playground for a great family day out! Great shopping and coffee shop. Open every day. Tel: 01337 810391. KY15 4NQ

S20 Scottish Seabird Centre n Control the cameras to see amazing wildlife in its natural habitat. Discovery Centre, Seabird Café, gift shop and seasonal boat trips. Open all year. Tel: 01620 890202. www.seabird.org

S21 Preston Mill & Phantassie Doocot (NTS) n Oldest mechanically working water driven mill in Scotland. Explorer packs available for families. Open May to Sept. Guided tours only. Tel: 01620 860426. www.nts.org.uk EH40 3DS

U21 St Abbs Head National Nature n Reserve (NTS)

Spectacular clifftop scenery with a wealth of wildlife. Nature Centre open April to Oct. Tel: 01890 771443. www.nts.org.uk TD14 5QF

South West Scotland R26 Gretna Gateway Outlet Village n One minute from the M6/M74/A75, Gretna

Gateway – quality brands, outlet prices all year round, 50 stores, 5 cafes and ample free parking. Tel: 01461 339028. www.gretnagateway.com DG16 5GG

Q26 Thomas Carlyle’s Birthplace (NTS) n Thomas Carlyle, influential writer and historian,

was born here in 1795, and the house is furnished in contemporary style. Open June to Sept. Tel: 01576 300666. www.nts.org.uk DG11 3DG

N27 Rockcliffe (NTS) n Pretty stretch of coastline, which is home to a

variety of birds, flowers and butterflies. Open all year. Tel: 01556 503702 for details or visit www.nts.org.uk DG7 1RX

N27 Threave Estate (NTS) n Magnificent 64-acre garden, with colourful displays

all year round. Also explore Threave House and the wider countryside estate. House open Apr to Oct, by guided tours only. Shop, restaurant, visitor centre open all year round. Tel: 01556 502575. www.nts.org.uk DG7 1RX

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N27 Broughton House and Garden (NTS) n This was the home and studio of artist EA Hornel and contains many of his works. From the studio, gaze out to the enchanting Japanese inspired garden. Open April to Oct. Tel: 01557 330437. www.nts.org.uk DG6 4JX

M27 Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre n offer adventure and recreational activities for all the family in the heart of Dumfries & Galloway. Open all year, booking essential. Cafe on site. Tel: 01557 840217. DG7 2ES www.lagganoutdoor.co.uk

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L27 Creetown Gem Rock Museum n A beautiful and inspiring collection of gemstones, crystals, minerals and fossils this extensive collection has many world class exhibits. Quality gift shop, working silversmith/lapidary and tea room serving home baking. DG8 7HJ Tel: 01671 820357. www.gemrock.net

J28 Logan Botanic Garden n Five star Logan is Scotland’s most exotic Garden,

warmed by the Gulf Stream. Spectacular collection of southern hemisphere plants. Conservatory, visitor centre, café, shop, plant sales. Free parking. Open daily 15 Mar to 31 Oct. Tel: 01776 860231. www.rbge.org.uk/logan

n UK’s first ‘Dark Sky Park’ with 300 square miles K26 Galloway Forest Park (FCS)

of mixed landscape to explore! Recently re-developed visitor centres at Clatteringshaws, Glentrool and Kirroughtree with stunning views, waymarked trails and fantastic cafes offering local produce. www.forestry.gov.uk/gallowayforestpark

K25 Souter Johnnie’s Cottage (NTS) n Home of John Davidson, village souter (cobbler) in Kirkoswald, the original Souter Johnnie in Robert Burns’ Tam O’Shanter. Open April to Sept. Tel: 01655 760603. www.nts.org.uk KA19 8HY

K24 Culzean Castle & Country Park (NTS) n With fascinating history and beautiful surroundings, enjoy a perfect day out for all the family. Explore the brand new play area, Adventure Cove. Open all year (Castle: April to Oct). Tel: 01655 884455. www.nts.org.uk KA19 8LE

J23 Woods of Arran (FCS) n Giants’ graves, waterfalls, red squirrels and much

more await you in the woods of Arran. Waymarked walks provide the perfect background to enjoy the scenery, wildlife and history of ‘Scotland in miniature’. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

J23 Brodick Castle & Country Park (NTS) n Spend a day exploring the garden and large country park. Superb silver, porcelain and paintings. Floral and woodland gardens. Castle open April to Oct; Country park open all year. Tel: 01770 302202. www.nts.org.uk KA27 8HY

n Visit Wilsontown and discover how family disputes P22 Wilsontown Ironworks (FCS)

and bad management finally led to the ironworks closing in 1812. There is not much left of the ironworks, but there are lovely walks, plenty of birds and butterflies and wildflowers to enjoy. www.forestry.gov.uk/wilsontown

L20 The Scottish Wool Centre n Daily demonstrations and shows including dog

and duck on from April to October. Clothing for all the family, food hall and gifts. Whisky shop and Restaurant. Tel: 01877 382 850. FK8 3UQ

L19 Ben Lomond (NTS) n Exhilarating walks and spectacular views across Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. Open: all year, daily. Tel: 01360 870224. www.nts.org.uk G63 0AR

L19 Loch Katrine n - a special experience for everyone. Cruises on the classic steamship ‘Sir Walter Scott’ and on ‘Lady of the Lake’. Cycle Hire, Restaurant and Gift Shop. Sailings Year Round. Tel: 01877 376315/6. www.lochkatrine.com

L21 Antartex Shopping Village n High street fashions, golf, Cashmere and knitwear,

homewares, food & gifts, whisky shop with free tastings! Restaurant serving full meals or snacks Free Parking, Open every day. Tel: 01389 752 393. G83 0TP

L20 Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium n Take a fascinating journey from the shores of Loch Lomond to the ocean depths through 7 themed zones. Over 1500 creatures including Scotland’s only giant Green Sea Turtle! www.visitsealife. co.uk/Loch-Lomond or call 01389 721 500.

L20 Sweeney’s Cruises, Loch Lomond n 4-Star Loch Cruises operating from Balloch village

N20 Blair Drummond Safari Park n Drive through Animal Reserves, Chimp Island,

Sea Lion Shows, Bird of Prey, Adventure Playground, Restaurant & much more. FK9 4UR T: 01786 841456. www.blairdrummond.com

and Loch Lomond Shores complex. Open all year offering 45min, 1&2 hour cruises, waterbus services and private charters. Tel: 01389 752376. www.sweeneyscruises.com info@sweeneyscruises.com G83 8SW

L20 Cruise Loch Lomond n Scenery, Wildlife, Live Commentary, Outdoor

L24 Robert Burns Birthplace Museum n (NTS)

Interactive Museum holding the most important Burns collection in the world. Site includes cafe, shop, Burns Cottage, Burns Monument and Garden. Alloway, Auld Kirk, Brig o’Doon, all nearby. Site open all year. Tel: 01292 443700. www.nts.org.uk KA7 4PQ

Adventure & Bike Hire ~ join one of our award winning cruises. Departures from Tarbet, Luss, Inversnaid and Rowardennan. Tel: 01301 702356. www.cruiselochlomond.co.uk

L20 Glengoyne Distillery n Glengoyne is open all year for distillery tours,

tastings, in-depth masterclasses, blending sessions and superb whisky shop. Glengoyne is situated on the A81 close to Glasgow, Stirling and Loch Lomond. Tel: 01360 550254. www.glengoyne.com

L24 Heads of Ayr Farm Park (Scotland) Ltd n Find inspiration and exhilaration amongst bristling n Fun and adventure for all the family. Meet lots L20 Queen Elizabeth Forest Park (FCS)

of animals, play on jumping pillows and bumper boats, explore Camelot Castle, Buccaneer Bay and our giant indoor soft play. www.headsofayrfarmpark.co.uk KA7 4LD

wooded hills and sparkling lochs. The best place to start your forest adventure is from the Lodge Forest Visitor Centre in Aberfoyle with stunning panoramic views from the cafe. www.forestry.gov.uk/qefp

M24 Cumnock Factory Outlet n Ayrshire’s best shopping experience featuring

N20 Stirling Castle n Step back in time to Renaissance Scotland and

meet the characters of the Royal Stewart Court. Enjoy the magnificent artistry and stunning surroundings of this iconic castle. www.stirlingcastle.gov.uk T: 01786 450000.

N20 Alloa Tower (NTS) n Beautifully restored and furnished Tower House.

Open Apr to Oct. Tel: 01259 211701 for details or visit www.nts.org.uk FK10 1PP

N20 Battle of Bannockburn (NTS) n The Visitor Centre harnesses 3D technology

to let you experience the famous battle in 1314 like never before. Open all year. Book online in advance at www.battleofbannockburn.com Tel: 01786 812664. FK7 0LJ

clothing, homeware, cookware and gifts from over 50 quality brands. Car & Coach parking is available. Open 7 days. www.cumnockfactoryoutlet.co.uk Tel: 01290 421 121. KA18 3AL.

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You can touch the towering amethyst geodes, some of which are over 7 feet tall and were formed more than 200 million years ago. Rubies, sapphires, diamonds, aquamarines, opals, garnets and emeralds glisten and sparkle as they light your path. See real gold nuggets and learn the history of the Scottish Gold Rush and the world’s largest ever gold nugget.

You will be amazed by the fossil remains and casts ranging from sea creatures called trilobites which are ½ Billion years old, to petrified wood, ancient amber, dinosaur dung, a sabre-tooth tiger skull, fossil fish, a vicious pre-historic monster called a Mosasaur, and even a life size T-Rex skull!

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April - October Open 7 days a week 10am – 5pm

November - March Hours vary, see website or phone for opening times Tel: 01397 772283 Postcode: PH33 7JL

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You will be amazed by the fossil remains and casts ranging from sea creatures called trilobites which are ½ Billion years old, to petrified wood, ancient amber, dinosaur dung, a sabre-tooth tiger skull, fossil fish, a vicious pre-historic monster called a Mosasaur, and even a life size T-Rex skull!

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Next door to the exhibition you’ll find our retail shop, full of wonderful gift ideas! Stone carvings, bookends, candle holders, windchimes, jewellery boxes and more means there’s something for everyone. Will you be tempted by our fabulous jewellery? Made using real gemstones set in high quality Sterling Sliver, our jewellery ranges are perfect for Birthday or Christmas presents, or just a little bit of self-indulgence.

You can also shop with us online at www.TreasuresOfTheEarth.co.uk

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MARGIN THIS SIDE

West Coast Railways Presents

FAMOUS STEAM TRAIN

FORT WILLIAM TO MALLAIG Monday 9th May to Friday 28th October 2016 The line used in filming the Harry Potter movies.

“The World’s Greatest Railway Journey” Voted By Wanderlust Magazine

THE JOURNEY Fort William to Mallaig Described as the greatest railway journey in the world, this 84 mile round trip takes you past a list of impressive extremes. Starting at the highest mountain in Britain, Ben Nevis, it visits Britain’s most westerly mainland railway station, Arisaig; passes close by the deepest freshwater loch in Britain, Loch Morar and the shortest river in Britain, River Morar, finally arriving next to the deepest seawater loch in Europe, Loch Nevis!

The train stops en route to Mallaig at the village of Glenfinnan. Beyond Glenfinnan are the beautiful villages of Lochailort, Arisaig, Morar and Mallaig. You may alight at Arisaig by request to the guard. From here, on a clear summer’s day, you can see the “Small Isles” of Rum, Eigg, Muck, Canna and the southern tip of Skye. The train continues on from here passing Morar and the silvery beaches used in the films “Highlander” and “Local Hero”.

Book Online now at: www.jacobitetrain.com or call Monday to Friday 0844 850 4686* or 0844 850 4680*

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MARGIN THIS SIDE

FAMOUS STEAM TRAIN

FORT WILLIAM TO MALLAIG FORT WILLIAM

(An Gearasdan)

Fort William, the largest town in the Highlands and situated at the south end of the Great Glen, lies in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. This area is a fine location to use as a base to discover the Highlands.

GLENFINNAN

(Glean Fhionghain)

We cross the 21-arched Glenfinnan viaduct (a location made famous in the ‘Harry Potter’ films) which overlooks Loch Shiel and the Jacobite monument. The train may pause here, time permitting, to allow you to take in the magnificent view. Once stopped in Glenfinnan station there will be time to stretch your legs and, if you wish, visit the West Highland Railway Museum located in the restored station building. ‘The Jacobite’ may also stop at Arisaig by request to the guard.

MALLAIG

(Malaig)

The end of the line, Mallaig is a busy fishing port and ferry terminal with services to Skye and the Small Isles. Here you will find a wide choice of restaurants and pubs You might also like to take a walk around the harbour during the lunchtime stopover.

HOW TO GET TO FORT WILLIAM... From Carlisle, take the M6 and M74 to Glasgow. Follow the A82 from Glasgow. From Edinburgh take the M9 to Stirling then the A84, A85 (to Crianlarich) and A82 to Fort William. From Aviemore take the A9 and A86 or from Inverness, the A82. Whilst there is ample parking in Fort William near the railway station, please allow at least 20 mins for parking. Fort William station postcode PH33 6TQ

Also Running... The Dalesman Steam Train Settle to Carlisle, May - August Picking up at York, Wakefield, Normanton, Leeds, Keighley, Skipton

TIMETABLE & PRICES In 2016 The Jacobite will be running: Morning Service

NO PRICE INCREASE FOR 2016!

Monday 9th May to Friday 28th October (Monday to Friday) Saturday & Sunday from Saturday 18th June to Sunday 18th September.

Afternoon Service

Monday 16th May to Friday 26th August (Monday to Friday)

OUTWARD

Morning 10:15 12:25

Afternoon 14:30 16:29

Depart Mallaig at: Arrive Fort William at:

14:10 16:00

18:38 20:31

FARES

Std Class £34.00 £19.00 £29.00 £17.00 -

First Class £58.00 £31.00 £53.00 £26.00 £119.00

Depart Fort William at: Arrive Mailaig at:

RETURN

Adult Day Return: Child Day Return: Adult Single: Child Single: Private Table for 2

Some seats are available to ‘Pay on the Day’. However, these operate on a first come first served basis and cannot be guaranteed. Available seats can be purchased on the day from the guard at your chosen station. Timings can be subject to change, please check the website or call our Passenger Information line on 0844 850 4682.

Book Online now at: www.jacobitetrain.com or call Monday to Friday 0844 850 4686* or 0844 850 4680*

Whilst every effort will be made to operate this service as advertised, West Coast Railways reserve the right to cancel or alter this service without notice in accordance with their terms and conditions. West Coast Railways also reserves the right to use diesel traction in the event of high fire risk or steam locomotive failure. Once a booking is made, no refund is normally given except where the service is cancelled by West Coast Railways. Only West Coast Railways’ tickets are valid on this service. Please note: The return ticket price assumes outward and return journeys will be made on the same day and on the same train. All bookings are subject to a minimum £3.25 booking fee. *Calls to this number are charged at 7p per minute plus an access charge set by your network provider.

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Welcome to

The Cowal Peninsula

The natural escape for a revitalising break. Come and visit our area of outstanding scenic beauty

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Edinburgh

www.visitcowal.co.uk Only 20 mins by ferry from Gourock or easy to reach via road by Loch Lomond


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Events

Walking

Visit our Events page so as to not miss out on the year round choice of things happening in Cowal. Plan your trip to take in the world famous highland games, walking festivals, food fairs, art exhibitions, gala days and concerts. A truly impressive choice.

Cowal offers a wide choice of hill and long distance routes by forests, waterfalls, sea-lochs and over hill-passes. Follow the Cowal Way for 90 kilometres along the length of Cowal. Explore the Arrochar Alps or how about the hills above Loch Eck and Loch Goil. Walks for all levels of fitness.

Accommodation

Wildlife

From B&B’s and cottages to holiday parks and award winning 5 star venues. You’ll find properties to suit every budget and occasion. Romantic breaks, special celebrations and get-away-from it holidays. Find out about our unique wedding and corporate venues.

The area is a haven for wildlife. Look out for red squirrels, deer and seals. Our sea and inland lochs, hills and moors are home to plenty of special of birds from waders to eagles.

Activities

Food

Wonderful cycling on quiet roads, escorted canoe trips, golf, archery, quad bikes, clay pigeon shooting, simulated deer hunting, sailing and fishing as well as top class leisure centres open all year. There is much to do and all in beautiful surroundings.

Food & drink is an important part of many visitors enjoyment. Throughout Cowal you will find an excellent selection of places to enjoy a casual lunch or treat yourself to some award winning cuisine over dinner. From restaurants to inns, cafes to tearooms, there are plenty of options.

Learn more about all the great things you can do in Cowal on a short break or longer stay on

www.visitcowal.co.uk


DAILY CRUISES

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WATERBUS

PRIVATE HIRE

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EXPERIENCE CRUISE

ALL YEAR 1

HOUR

Sit back and relax on this one- hour round trip. You’ll venture out beyond stately homes and the magnificent Ben Lomond, Scotland’s most southerly munro. Then it’s onwards to Inchmurrin Island, the largest inland island in Great Britain and home to the ruins of the 12th century Lennox Castle before returning along the east shoreline passing Balloch Castle & Country Park.

BALLOCH

TIMETABLE

PRICES

July & August 10:30, 11:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30 & 16:30 April to October 11:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30 & 16:30 November to March 11:30 & 1:30

Adults £10.20 Youth (13-15) £8.20 Children (5-12) £7.00 Children (under 5) FREE Family (2 adult & 2 children) Family (2 adult & 3 children)

ISL AND DISCOVERY

£30.00 £35.00

MAY- SEPT

(WEEKENDS & HOLIDAYS APR & OCT)

2

HOURS

Got a little more time to spare? Try our more leisurely Island Discovery Cruise. This two- hour round trip will take you past the world renowned Loch Lomond Golf Course to the middle Islands of Loch Lomond and the area known to locals as the narrows and onwards to the magnificent Ben Lomond and the historic village of Luss before returning to Balloch.

BALLOCH

PRICES

TIMETABLE

Adults £18.00 Youth (13-15) £15.00 Children (5-12) £10.20 Children (under 5) FREE

May - September 12:30 & 15:00 April & October 12:30 & 15.00 (weekends only)

Family (2 adult & 2 children) Family (2 adult & 3 children) Please note all times are approximate, inclusive of embarking and disembarking and may be subject to change.

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£51.00 £59.00


SUNSET CRUISE July & Aug 75 mins

TIMETABLE

Departs Balloch 19:00

DEPARTS BALLOCH 19:00 Adults £13.50 Youth (13-15) £9.50 There is perhaps no sight more spectacular than the sun setChildren (5-12) £7.00 ting on Loch Lomond, and the Sunset Cruise affords you the Children (under 5) FREE opportunity to experience it for yourself. This one and a half hour round trip is a magical way to end any day, taking in the Family (2 adult & 2 children) £35.00 wonderful views of Ben Lomond and the island of Inchmurrin. Family (2 adult & 3 children) £40.00

BALLOCH

LOCH LOMOND SHORES April - Oct 45 mins

Enhance your shopping experience at Loch Lomond Shores Visitors Centre with a short cruise taking in the sights at the Southern end of Loch Lomond. Daily cruises operate during the summer months and winter holidays.

TIMETABLE

Departs Loch Lomond Shores 12,00, 13:00, 14:00,15:00 & 16:00 PRICES Adults £9.00 Youth (13-15) £7.50 Children (5-12) £6.00 Under 5’s

FREE

Family (2 adult & 2 children) £26.00 Family (2 adult & 3 children) £30.00

LOCH LOMOND SHORES

BALLOCH- LUSS- BALLOCH MAY- SEPT

(WEEKENDS & HOLIDAYS APR & OCT)

1 HOUR

TIMETABLE

LUSS

Departs Balloch 12:30 & 15:00 Departs Luss 13:30 & 16:00

PRICES SINGLE RETURN Adult: £11.50 £18.00 The Balloch-Luss waterbus allows you to enjoy a relaxing Youth (13-15) £9.50 £15.50 one hour cruise to the picturesque village of Luss, sailing £10.20 through the middle islands of the Loch along the way. Luss has Child (5-12) £7.20 Under 5: FREE a number of beautiful picnic spots, including a loch-side Family (2 adult & 2 child) £34.00 £51.00 beach, as well as some great bars and cafes serving food. Family (2 adult & 3 child) £40.00 £59.00

BALLOCH

LUSS- BALMAHA- LUSS MAY- SEPT 30 mins

TIMETABLE

July & Aug Depats Luss: 9:50, 11:00, 12:40, 13:50 & 15:00 Departs Balmaha: 10:20, 11:30, 13:10, 14:20 & 15:30 May, Jun & Sept Departs Luss: 9:50, 11:10, 13:00, 14:30 Departs Balamaha:10:20, 11:40, 13:30, 15:00

Visit the picturesque villages of Balmaha and Luss on the east and west side of Loch Lomond. Enjoy a scenic 30 minute cruise along the highland boundary fault line passing the middle islands of Loch Lomond, known as the jewels in her crown.

PRICES SINGLE RETURN Adult: £7.00 £9.50 Youth (13-15) £6.00 £8.00 Child (5-12) £4.50 £6.00 Under 5: FREE Family (2 adult & 2 child) £28.00 Family (2 adult & 3 child) £33.00

Please note all times are approximate, inclusive of embarking and disembarking and may be subject to change.

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LUSS BALMAHA


WELCOME ABOARD For centuries Loch Lomond has drawn interest and acclaim from around the world for its breathtaking beauty, varied wildlife and wealth of history, legend and folklore. Having operated boats on Loch Lomond since the 1880s, the Sweeney family now operate a fleet of five passenger boats all year round.

EXPERT COMMENTARY ALL CRUISES FEATURE ONBOARD COMMENTARY BY SCOTTISH ARCHAELOGIST, HISTORIAN, BROADCASTER AND WRITER NEIL OLIVER WHO HAS BECOME WIDELY KNOWN AS THE PRESENTER OF BBC TV SERIES A HISTORY OF SCOTLAND AND COAST.

TICKETS

You can buy tickets in advance by going online to www.sweeneyscruises.com You can also buy them on the day of your cruise at the ticket office which accepts Sterling and Euros as well as most major credit and debit cards. (A £0.50 booking fee applies per ticket when purchased online.)

GETTING HERE Sat Nav Postcode: G83 8SW – Sweeney’s Cruises is approximately 30 minutes drive from Glasgow, 40 minutes from Stirling and an hour and a half from Edinburgh. Half-hourly train services operate between Glasgow Queen Street Low Level and Balloch. Visit www.scotrail.com

GROUP AND COACH PARTIES Travelling in a group of over 20 or a coach party? Reserve places onboard in advance by calling 01389 752 376 or email info@sweeneyscruises.com Our premises offer easy access, coach parking and drop off within a few feet of the boat making our cruises ideal for groups. We can also offer flexibility for coach drivers and tour operators regarding times and durations of cruises, however prior arrangement is recommended, especially in peak times. Please contact our offices for further details.

PASSENGER FACILITIES All tours offer a full bar service with beers, wines, spirits, soft drinks, teas and coffees. You’ll also find a selection of hot and cold drinks, snacks and ice creams available from our ticket office, with toilets both onboard and ashore. If you or one of your group has a wheelchair or reduced mobility, Sweeney’s Cruises staff are on hand to offer any assistance you need. Simply inform Sweeney’s Cruises at the time of booking and they can advise on the best boat for you. For health and safety reasons, electric wheelchairs cannot be accommodated. Once onboard you’ll find each cruise has onboard commentary by TV historian and archaeologist, Neil Oliver, plus written commentaries in eight languages, helping ensure that you get the most out of your time on Loch Lomond.

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CRUISE LOCH LOMOND

2016

18th March – 30th October

TARBET INVERSNAID LUSS ROWARDENNAN Cruise Loch Lomond offers a range of cruises, waterbus services and outdoor activities allowing you to experience many of the hidden gems in the National Park. Loch Lomond provides the focal point for Scotland’s first National Park, globally renowned for its natural beauty, history and tranquility.

(G83 7DE) (FK8 3TU) (G83 8PA) (G63 0AR)

• Tickets Available: Book Online; Tarbet Ticket Office; Luss Village Shop; Balmaha Village Shop; Luss General Store; On Board • Live Commentary • Bike Racks • Dogs Welcome • Refreshments and Snacks on board

WWW.CRUISELOCHLOMOND.CO.UK TEL: 01301 702356


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THREE LOCHS WAY (Departs from Youth Hostel Jetty)

WEST LOCH LOMOND CYCLE PATH

QUEEN ELIZABETH FOREST PARK

ROWARDENNAN

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EXPLORER

HALF/

FULL

DAY

Cruise to the opposite bank of Loch Lomond disembark and spend time ashore to experience a stroll; leisurely cycle; picnic by the Arklet Waterfalls or coffee and lunch in traditional Scottish pub prior to return cruise. Rowardennan departure sails to the conservation village of Luss.

Arrive

Depart

Return

Tarbet: 10.00

Inversnaid: 10.30

Inversnaid: 14.15/16.30

Tarbet: 14.45/1700

Tarbet: 11.30

Inversnaid: 12.00

Inversnaid: 14.15/16.30

Tarbet: 14.45/17.00

Tarbet: 12.30

Inversnaid: 13.00

Inversnaid: 14.15/16.30

Tarbet: 14.45/17.00

Depart

Inversnaid: 14.15

Inversnaid: 16.30

Tarbet: 17.00

Inversnaid: 10.30

Tarbet: 11.30

Tarbet: 13.45/16.00

Inversnaid: 14.15/16.30

Inversnaid: 12.00

Tarbet: 12.30

Tarbet: 13.45/16.00

Inversnaid: 14.15/16.30

Inversnaid: 14.15

Tarbet: 14.45

Tarbet: 16.00

Inversnaid: 16.30

Rowardennan: 09.30

Luss: 10.00

Luss: 16.15

Rowardennan: 16.45

Return Tarbet: 12.30

Tarbet: 11.30 Tarbet: 12.30

Tarbet: 13.45

(Jun, Jul, Aug & Sep)

Tarbet: 13.30

(Apr & Oct)

Tarbet: 16.00

Tarbet: 14.45

Tarbet: 13.45 Tarbet: 15.00 Tarbet: 16.00

Tarbet: 17.00

Adult £9.50 Child £5.50 Family £28.00

CAPERCAILLIE

Adult £11.50 Child £6.00 Family £32.00

RAMBLER

FULL

Try a taster of the West Highland Way (Top 20 treks in the world – National Geographic) and join one of our Rambler options. Access the inaccessible and complete a one way 7 mile stretch through the Atlantic oak woods. Amazing variety of wildlife and breathtaking scenery. Option of return ferries allows for leisurely walk and picnic en route.

DAY

Depart

Arrive

Depart

Return

Tarbet: 08.45

Rowardennan: 09.30

Inversnaid: 14.15/16.30

Tarbet: 14.45/17.00

Tarbet: 10.00/11.30

Inversnaid: 10.30/12.00

Rowardennan: 16.45

Tarbet: 17.30

Adult £15.00 Child £9.00 Family £43.00

60 MINS

The cruise at the northern fjord end sails over the deepest part of the Loch; past the Arklet Waterfalls and around Honeymoon Island.

Depart

(Jun, Jul, Aug & Sep)

NORTHERN HIGHLIGHTS

Price includes hot drink on outward journey and beer or wine on return cruise.

Enjoy a leisurely cruise around the island jewels to view the bonnie banks in the shadow of Ben Lomond. Listen to live commentary on local heritage and history of the feuding clans while watching out for wildlife and a chance to see osprey, deer and even wallabies!

Depart

90 MINS

Return

Tarbet: 10.00

Tarbet: 11.30

Luss: 10.00

Luss: 11.30

Luss: 11.30

Luss: 13.00

Luss: 13.15

Luss: 14.45

Luss: 14.45

Luss: 16.15

Adult £11.50 Child £6.00 Family £32.00

DAILY ISLAND EXPLORER

HALF/

FULL

DAY

Cruise to the island jewel in the Loch Lomond crown. Inchcailloch on the Highland Boundary Fault is one of the hidden gems in the National Park with something for everyone – time ashore for a picnic on the beach; woodland walks; an abundance of birdlife and fauna; or visit Coffin Valley and burial ground. New departure times for 2016 allow for half or full day on this ‘Famous Five’ adventure island.

Depart

Arrive

Depart

Return

Luss: 10.00

Inch: 10.45

Inch: 12.15/14.00/15.30

Luss: 13.00/14.45/16.15

Luss: 11.30

Inch: 12.15

Inch: 14.00/15.30

Luss: 13.15

Inch: 14.00

Inch: 15.30

Adult £11.50 Child £6.00 Family £32.00

ROB ROY DISCOVERY

2

HRS

May - September

Experience a majestic cruise in the heart of Rob Roy country. Cruise to Rob Roy’s Cave and Prison, around islands with ruined stronghold and by the impressive Arklet Waterfalls. Listen to live commentary on Scotland’s most celebrated outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor. Sample a complimentary Rob Roy Whisky Coffee.

Depart

Return

Luss: 14.45/16.15

Inversnaid: 14.15

Inversnaid: 16.30

Luss: 16.15

Tarbet: 15.00

Tarbet: 17.00

Adult £15.00 Child £8.00 Family £38.00

BOOK ONLINE TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT WWW.CRUISELOCHLOMOND.CO.UK


FERRIES & WATERBUSES Reliable and scheduled service linking the eastern and western shores.

Depart

Arrive

Depart

Arrive

Tarbet: 08.45

Rowardennan: 09.30

Luss: 10.00

Inchcailloch: 10.45

Tarbet: 10.00

Inversnaid: 10.30

Luss: 11.30

Inchcailloch: 12.15

Tarbet: 11.30

Inversnaid: 12.00

Luss: 13.15

Inchcailloch: 14.00

Tarbet: 12.30**

Inversnaid: 13.00

Luss: 14.45

Inchcailloch: 15.30

Tarbet: 13.45

Inversnaid: 14.15

Luss: 16.15

Rowardennan: 16.45

Tarbet: 15.00

Inversnaid: 16.30

Tarbet: 16.00

Inversnaid: 16.30

Depart

Arrive

Inversnaid: 10.30

Inveruglas: 10.45

Inversnaid: 10.30

Tarbet: 11.30

Inversnaid: 12.00

Tarbet: 12.30

Inversnaid: 14.15

Tarbet: 14.45

Inversnaid: 16.30

Tarbet: 17.00

**Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept

Depart

Arrive

Rowardennan: 09.30

Luss: 10.00

Rowardennan: 16.45

Tarbet: 17.30

Depart

Arrive

Inchcailloch: 12.15

Luss: 13.00

Inchcailloch: 14.00

Luss: 14.45

Inveruglas: 16.00 ***

Inversnaid: 16.30

***On demand

One leg: Adult £8.00 Child £5.00 Return leg: Adult £11.50 Child £7.00 Bike £1.00

CYCLE HIRE

Cycle hire available from Tarbet Pier Ticket Office

Full Day Adult £17.00 Child £13.00 Family £56.00 ½ Day Adult £13.00 Child £10.00 Family £40.00

SUGGESTED ITINERARIES The Village on the Edge Tarbet: 8.45

Rowardennan: 9.30

Balmaha:

Rowardennan: 16.45

Tarbet: 17.30

BEN LOMOND HIKE Scotland’s most southerly Munro. Ferry to Rowardennan for ample time to hike and enjoy the views from the top of the ‘Ben’.

FULL

DAY

Depart

Arrive

Depart Return

Tarb: 08.45

Row: 09.30

Row: 16.45 Tarb: 17.30

Adult £15.00 Child £9.00 Family £43.00 Price includes hot drink on outward journey & beer or wine on return cruise.

RSPB WILDLIFE CRUISE

HALF

DAY

Weekly cruise on Tuesdays: 5th April – 30th August Join the RSPB team aboard our cruise to the eastern shore. In Scotland’s ‘rainforest’ at Inversnaid enjoy a guided walk through spectacular oak woodland to the vantage point on the Reserve & learn about the wildlife and habitats. Time for lunch ashore. Price includes a donation to the RSPB.

Depart

Arrive

Tarbet: 11.30

Tarbet: 14.45

Adult £17.00 Child £9.00 Family £47.00

West Loch Lomond Cycle Path Tarbet:

Luss: 16.15

Tarbet: 17.30

Two Lochs Tour - 21st May to 2nd October Tarbet: 10.00

Inversnaid: 10.30

Stronachlachar: 11.30

Trossachs Pier: 12.30

Inversnaid: 16.30

Tarbet: 17.00

Owners reserve the right to alter, curtail or cancel sailings due to any unforeseen circumstances. Passengers with reduced mobility or other special needs are required to state these at time of booking.

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A9 A85

Crieff

Perth

Opening times

For a small fee, you can...

We are open daily from 19th March – 30th October 2016. Doors open: 10am to 5:30pm, last entry 4:30pm.

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Dunblane

10

9

M9

Edinburgh

Ticket type

M80

Adults A82 A739

Falkirk

Cumbernauld

M9

Price £12.25

Senior Citizens

£12.50

M8 Students (ID required)

£13.55

Disabled (15 years & over)

£7.60

Carers (proof of ID required)

£7.60

M73

M9 Linlithgow

Bathgate

M8

* Please note, children 2 years and under go free.

Included in the ticket price

Price

Adults*

£10.30

Children (3-14)

£8.00

Senior A90Citizens

£9.30

Children 2 years and under

Free

M90

£15.25

Children (3-14 years)*

Ticket types*

Dunfermline

A985

M80

Ticket prices

Full restaurant and bar facilities

Kinross Mini kiosks and cafes

Coach bookings

Stirling

Glasgow

M90

To book Birthday Parties or Corporate Events with or without catering, email enquiries@blairdrummond.com

A91

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B9076

M9

Have your face painted Get glitter tattoos Enjoy fun fair rides Drive mini diggers and tractors

Have the Lions share

A9

A820

A811

A90

M90

Free car and coach parking Wild animal reserves Macaque drive-thru Sea Lion presentation Bird of Prey displays and centre Boat Trip around Chimp Island Pets Farm Lemur Land and Bug Land Elephant habitat with public viewing gallery Rhino, Lion, Tiger and Giraffe viewing areas Adventure play area Pirate ship with buried treasure Giant Astraglide, Splashcats and “Flying Fox” Picnic and BBQ areas

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Livingston

A90

* Please note, discounted rates apply for coach parties of 15 or more. One free adult with every ten paying children. Coach Bookings can be made online or call 0845 272 0006. A71

Visit our website for info about... Education Seasonal Memberships Animal Experiences and Adoptions Hawk Walks

Useful information Children (3-14 years) must be accompanied by an adult Pets are not permitted but free kennels are provided A Safari Bus is available for visitors without transport

(or unsuitable vehicles like convertibles or motorcycles)

All major debit/credit cards accepted

(with the exception of American Express)

The Safari Park is wheelchair accessible

(apart from the boat trip)

Public bus services run every hour

(Stirling and Callander)


THE HOME OF COUNTRY CLOTHING

THE HOME OF COUNTRY CLOTHING THE HOUSE OF BRUAR IS SCOTLAND’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS COUNTRY STORE UNRIVALLED MENSWEAR HALL AND FISHING TACKLE SHOP COUNTRY LIVING GIFT DEPARTMENT AND PRESENT SHOP

INCORPORATING LADIES COUNTRY CLOTHING HALLS FOOD HALL & DELICATESSEN WITH BUTCHERY

CONTEMPORARY RURAL ART GALLERY

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Our new catalogue has been launched, please ring 01796 483236 or visit our website to request your copy. The House of Bruar by Blair Atholl, Perthshire, PH18 5TW. Telephone: 01796 483236 Email: office@houseofbruar.com

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Inveraray unique, spectacular, historic

The Royal Burgh of Inveraray, ancestral home of the Dukes of Argyll, sits on the shores of Loch Fyne - an area of breathtaking natural beauty. It’s not

just unique, spectacular and historic, it’s also renowned for great food and hospitality - the perfect place to visit - great accommodation, gourmet food, award-winning visitor attractions, glorious gardens and fantastic festivals. Step back in time and find out what life was like for the men, women and children who were tried and locked up here. Enter a world of torture, death and damnation. Take your seat among witnesses in the spectacular courtroom. Your visit is brought to life by real characters and multi language interactive guides -FREE to every visitor.

& OPEN ALL YEAR

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This was one of the highlights of our short visit to Scotland”

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We had a great time at the jail. Dead interesting”

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The history and how it was put across was top notch”

Inveraray Castle & Gardens

Ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll, Chief of the Clan Campbell and the iconic, must-see visitor attraction on the West Coast of Scotland. Castle & Gardens are open from 25th March to 31st October.

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Welcome to Argyll and the Isles  

Argyll is unmistakable, especially by its seaboard: with its distinctive mix of mossy, lush woodland, and long and sheltered sea-lochs with...