Things to do in Aberfoyle
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Aberfoyle Activities & Things To Do
Aberfoyle, Scotland is 43km northwest of Glasgow and the local government district of Stirling, Scotland. A unique part of Aberfoyle’s history is the nearby road called the Duke’s Road that was constructed in 1885 by the Duke of Montrose- no, not Sammy Hagar, and was opened to the public in 1931 after the land was acquired by the Forestry Commission. It’s located on the banks of the River Forth and is generally considered to be a quaint village with beautiful scenery throughout. What truly developed and grew it as a tourist destination was based on a book written in 1810 by Sir Walter Scott called The Lady of the Lake. Tourism increased 500% almost overnight. Without Twitter and Facebook mind you!
Reaching Aberfoyle by rail only takes 35 minutes from the Stirling station. If you’re driving, it’s 35 miles from Juntion10 on M9. 50 minutes from Junction 16 on M8. Don’t miss Rob Roy Way which passes through Aberfoyle enroute from Drymen to Pitlochry. Glasgow Airport is 50 minutes away and Edinburgh Airport is an hour and 20 minutes.
The town has bed and breakfast places including the Glendaruel, Duchray Castle and Mayfield Guest House. A three star hotel, the Forth Inn is located in the heart of the village. The Lake of Menteith Hotel is on the shore of the only lake in Scotland and has breathtaking views of the Loch and Mountains beyond. Self-catering and Hostels are available as well.
Nearby Loch Lomond has a stunning collection of castles and other historic landmarks that will give you plenty to tour and visit during your stay. There are trike tours that are easy on the feet or walking tours on the West Highland Way if you’re an active sort. Boat tours will take on the Loch itself and seaplanes give you a bird’s eye view of the surrounding area. The Bo’ness Motor Museum has a variety of cars from history and cinema including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the Ford Anglia from Harry Potter as well as a stunning collection of Aston Martins and a dedicated James Bond exhibit with memorabilia from the films, sorry, Sir Connery isn’t a part of the exhibit. While in Bo’ness you can also visit the Museum of Scottish Railways. Nearby Dunblane has a medieval church that was built in the 12th century and it’s architecture is truly incredible to behold. 2014 is the time to visit because the Ryder Cup is being held at Gleneagles, the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. After all the travelling and visiting, you’ll certainly be looking for a place to get something to eat and Aberfoyle doesn’t disappoint. Liz Macgregors coffee shop and restaurant is a favorite choice along with the Byre Inn. The Lake of Menteith Hotel received the 2009 Dining Award Chef Medaille d'Or for Dinner Excellence and Rising Star Restaurant.
Aberfoyle offers history, fine dining, peaceful and beautiful views and a place to see some film history. Don’t miss the surrounding areas while travelling and enjoy all that Scotland has to offer!