Visit Balquhidder

Visit Balquhidder the village which is centred on the village church, where by the ruins of an earlier church, Rob Roy is buried beside his wife Mary and two of his sons.

The farm across the road from the church was once tennanted by one of Rob's sons. On the other side of Loch Voil is Stronvar House, once a MacGregor castle but now a private home.

There are no shops in Balquhidder village but there are a few bed and breakfast establishments plus a few self catering cottages scattered along the length of the road.

Summer Music Festival the unique series of classical concerts held in the church. The concert series was started in 1986 to promote the enjoyment of classical music in this rural community and to provide a platform for young musicians starting out on their careers. The concerts are organised in association with the 'Friends of Balquhidder Church'.

The 19th century church, a typically solid Victorian structure, was given by David Carnegie of Stronvar and stands beside the ruins of a much older church, dating from the early 17th century. You will find the old church yard strewn with gravestones going back to the members of some of the old clans that lived in and around the village.

If history doesn't interest you the impressive scenery is bound to with The Trossachs mountain range starting at Callander. The road between Callander and Aberfoyle known as "The Duke's Pass" (the A821) is breathtaking running along the banks of Loch Venacher and Loch Achray and through the mountains. It is worth stopping off at Loch Katrine and having a sail on the SS Sir Walter Scott.

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