Aberfoyle Scotland a key centre in both The Trossachs and the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park.
To the south are the pasture lands of the Forth Valley and to the north the dramatic Duke's Pass, which cuts through the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. Above the town lies the David Marshall Lodge gifted to the Forestry Commission in 1960 by the Carnegie Trust. This countryside centre provides information about the forests and offers superb views across the upper Forth valley.
Situated on the river Laggan, the old village 'Clachan of Aberfoyle' was one of the settings in Walter Scott's novel Rob Roy (1817). Scott stayed at the Old Manse and rode much of the surrounding countryside researching locations and looking for inspiration, for another of his novels, The Lady of the Lake, the site is now occupied by the Bailie Nichol Jarvie Inn, erected by the Duke of Montrose. The ruins of the old parish church (1774) survive, as do the remains of Milton Mill (1667) to the west. Nearby is Duchray Castle built in the 16th century by the Grahames of Duchray and Rednock.
The classic and original Go Ape Tree Top Adventure experience......
Everyone going on the course must attend the safety briefing before flying down a huge zip wire or leap off Tarzan Swings and enjoy our high ropes obstacles in some of Scotland's most breathtaking scenery.
Days out at Go Ape are about living life more adventurously, having fun on our high ropes with friends and family and getting in touch with your primate (he’s in there, we promise).
Go Ape lasts two to three hours of fun and adventure. It’s a great way to get outdoors and try something a little bit unique. Our high ropes adventure experience takes one lush, green forest and a healthy dollop of breathtaking scenery. Then we add a smattering of tree top high wire, tricky crossings (using ladders, walkways, bridges and tunnels made of wood, rope and super-strong wire) and unforgettable zip wires.
In 1882 the railway arrived at Aberfoyle Scotland with the opening of a branch line from Buchlyvie. Alas, in 1951 the railway closed but tourists still flocked to the town by road.
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Where to stay - find a place locally, whether your accommodation preference is bed and breakfast, B and B, B & B, guest house, self catering, holiday cottages, bunkhouse, holiday caravans and more.
Where to eat - places to choose from a variety of cuisines; Indian, Chinese, traditional Scottish, bistro, coffee house, or the traditional fish and chips.
What to see and do - there are many visitors activities and places to visit; distilleries, fishing, gardens, gallery, golf, river, walks, watermill, waterfalls, woods, old churches and monuments, and more.
The Mysteries of Aberfoyle is dependant on stories, customs and songs being passed on through families and friends, eternally. Encounters of water spirits, fairies, ghosts, prophecies and healing stones are still whispered there, alongside tales of legendary characters.