Things To Do

Below are just a few examples of the range of activities that are on offer in the area.

BLiSS Trail
From Strathyre to St Filians, in spirit of this year being the year of Design and Architecture, you will pass many a sculpture! A detailed map can be found at the cottage, or in any village shop along the route. So go and see that enormous Sunflower, that Hairy Coo across the road the dragon motorbike – or just see what you can find!

Sea Life Sanctuary, Oban
This may be a bit far, however I feel it is definitely worth a mention. Only 60 miles from Strathyre it can easily be visited as a day trip. Go for a trek through the woodland spotting seals, otters, red squirrels and more – even take a ride on the jetty across to seal island. Inside the main building you have tanks all around you with a huge array of sealife animals, a touching pool and you can take a look behind the scenes at the seal hospital.

Auchingarrich Wildlife Park
Located near Creiff, the vast area of countryside is filled with more than 50 different types of animals you can help feed at certain times or just hear more about during one of the many talks. With two softplay barns, sandpit and outdoor play area, mini tractor rides and a café with scrummy homemade food a plenty.

Blair Drummond Safari Park
Plenty of wild animals to see, plenty of rides to go on, plenty of shows and talks to watch; plenty for the kids and adults alike! A most enjoyable day out.

Rob Roy Grave
Just North of the A84, take the turning to Balquidder, then turn left instead of right to view this historical site with its beautiful Church and thought provoking graveyard.

Historical Tour of Callander
What on Earth could I be shown in Callander you’re no doubt asking yourself? Well, let our Jack take you on one of his tours! Lasting an hour and 20 minutes you can see hear and taste Callander, of course with plenty historical and geological information chatted about too. The Jack Black patter is great!

Loch Katrine
Home of the steamship Sir Walter Scott. Take an enjoyable cruise along the loch on either the Steamship Sir Walter Scott, the Lady of the Lake or the MacGregor of Glengyle.

Briarlands Farm
Full of great farm animals to see, pet and feed! Go-Karts, climbing frames and bouncing pillows! And inside you can enjoy scrummy food from the café and perhaps partake in some arts and crafts.

Deanston Distillery
Just past Doune you will find the Distillery where Deanston Whisky is made!

Doune Castle
A fairly well maintained Castle (as much as can be) Many things have been recorded here including some of Outlander, Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Game of Thrones!

Picnic Butler
While you’re here, why not have a picnic on looking onto the surrounding forest and loch with our very own Forest Ranger! In traditional Scottish attire, Mr Black will meet you with a luxury hamper. You’ll be led through the forest, and no doubt introduced to a wild animal or two, then settle down with stunning surroundings to enjoy your bubbly and luxury food! From only £75 for two I’d highly recommend it to be on your list of things to do when visiting.