Callander lies 14 miles north west of Stirling on the A84, 'Gateway to the Trossachs'.
The coming of the railway in the 1860s confirmed Callander's status as a tourist destination, though it took a further 20 years for the Callander & Oban Railway to reach Oban. This all stopped with Beeching's railway cuts of 1965, and since then the nearest railway stations are at Stirling or Crianlarich.
The area is often described as Scotland’s Lake District but is never as crowded. It is a lively and bustling highland town & tourist resort with ample B&B and self catering cottages, Log cabins and lodges etc. The largest town in the National Park, it has a great range of shops, gift shops, woollen shops and amenities.
The town also boasts a wide variety of restaurants, a golf course and a sports centre. There are numerous walks and cycle tracks allowing visitors to explore the beautiful scenery.
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