Callander, The Trossachs and things to see and do
SEE Callander in the 'centre of Scotland', STAY and Explore !
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Find Callander on the map of Scotland about 15 miles north west of Stirling on the edge of the highlands & south of the Pass of Leny.
On the edge of the Highlands this photographer's dream amidst mountain scenery and lochs has convenient easy access to and from the main cities and tourist attractions of the central belt.
Easy Access and Location of Callander in The Trossachs, Scotland ( map of Scotland)
Geography has been very kind to Callander. Being centrally located, a huge variety of day trips and activities are possible within easy driving distance. The main shopping towns of Stirling, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth are all within one hours drive.
Travel by air to Scotland is convenient with international airports at both Edinburgh and Glasgow, both of which provide car rental facilities.
Car rentals are of course widely available all over Scotland though not in Callander.
Callander is totally highland in nature yet just 14 miles from the M9 motorway.
As a rough guide, travelling time from either of these airports by car to Callander is around 1¼ hours.
Main road access from other parts of the UK is very easy via the motorway network then A81 from the west or A84 from Stirling.
Public transport to and from Stirling is adequately provided by the national bus and rail network from all parts of the UK and Scotland.
There is a frequent local bus service from Stirling to Callander.
Timetable information may be obtained at local bus stations, bus stops and from any rail station. See the Bus Services page .
Callander in Perthshire is itself an attractive holiday town situated at the junction of two rivers in an area of outstanding natural beauty known as The Trossachs on the edge of the Scottish highlands. Explore the area, see Loch Venachar and Loch Lubnaig. Add 15 minutes and you can include Loch Achray, Loch Katrine and the Lake of Mentieth. Loch Lomond is just an hour away. These Lochs between them offer sailing, water ski-ing, steamer trips, fishing and of course magnificent scenery and walks. These scenic surroundings combined with the numbers and variety of Lochs and rivers make this a natural playground for even the most demanding visitor. Ben Ledi, Callander's own highland 'Ben', looks down on the town from a distance of about 2 miles - it's a great energetic walk to a wonderful view.
Things to do and places to visit
Enjoy your stay in Callander, read this guide - and don't forget to visit Loch Lomond
Callander - a little bit of the Highlands with all the convenience of easy road and public transport access from Scotland's main cities and from all routes from England.
Central location makes Callander the ideal base for your holiday in Scotland where you can experience all of the things which make Scotland a unique holiday destination.
Trossachs Holiday accommodation is in the Scotland Accommodation page. Book early as accommodation fills quickly - especially near Xmas. See self catering holiday cottages in Scotland, chalets self catering apartments Callander Trossachs on the accommodation page. Book Scottish Holiday Accommodation Callander Guest Houses & bed & breakfast Trossachs B&B
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Leisure Swimming-pool Sauna/Jacuzzi/Steam Room . Fitness Suite . Indoor Climbing Wall . Cafe
Visit the most spectacular falls in the area with the new bridge providing a viewpoint right above the highest cascade
Argaty Red Kites Centre and the Trossachs Birds of Prey Trail
Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre, Balloch
Visit the old St Kessogs graveyard
The inscriptions on the legible headstones are listed here
Situated near the geographical centre of Scotland, Callander here in Perthshire makes a marvelous base from which you can drive through some of the best scenery in the UK. The area to the north, east and west is typical highland countryside giving a very agreeable variety of scenery, with lochs, mountains, rivers and moorland. Most parts of Scotland can be easily reached by car.
Loch Lomond - See the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond and take a cruise with one of the many cruise providers
For some handy guides with information on a variety of trips out in the car, see the cartrips page.
There is a huge variety of walks for all levels of fitness. Everything from a short, level exploration of the town to a full day's energetic walking in the surrounding mountains and hills. Ben Ledi,and Ben A'an are a pair of fairly easy hill walks near Callander - especially Ben A'an.
Callander Geodiversity Trail (PDF download)
Cycleway C7 passes through town on its way to Killin. Lots of other routes are available in woodlands and hill tracks.
Callander's Community Newspaper
The 'Ben Ledi View' is our monthly community newspaper which carries loads of information about Callander and the Trossachs. To enquire about having your own copy delivered or placing adverts, visit the website
Character Sketches of Old Callander
This book reminds us of the diversity of Scottish characters of the past. Costing £11.50 and may be obtained at present from: