Aberfoyle with Ben Lomond

Aberfoyle with Ben Lomond, Trossachs

This evening, I am focusing on Aberfoyle, a popular tourist town in the Trossachs area of Stirlingshire, Central Scotland. The name is very old, derived from the Pictish era and means ‘pool-mouth’, no doubt  influenced by location on banks of the River Forth.

Aberfoyle has  a strong complement of hotels and lodgings to accommodate visitors attracted by the local mountainous scenery, forests and lochs (lakes).  Elevated scenery includes Ben Lomond,  Ben Venue, Menteith Hills and Beinn Bhreac whilst wooded areas include Achray Forest, Strathyre Forest,  Loch Ard Forest and Rowardennan Forest. Loch (lakes) in the vicinity include Lake of Menteith, Loch Ard, Loch Chon, Loch Katrine, Loch Lomond, Loch Achray, Loch Drunkie and Loch Venachar. All of these sites serve to attract visitors interested in connecting with  the outdoors and viewing the scenery. At nearby Callander can be viewed the Bracklin Falls.

Loch Drunkie, Trossachs

Loch Drunkie, Trossachs, Scotland

Achray Forest viewed from David Marshall Lodge

Achray Forest viewed from David Marshall Lodge, Aberfoyle

Bracklin Falls, Callander

Another aspect of this area is the Rob Roy legend. This famous Highlander lived near Loch Katrine and is buried at Balquidder,a few miles north of Aberfoyle.

Rob Roy's Grave, Balquidder

Rob Roy’s Grave, Balquidder, Scotland

Overall, Aberfoyle is a good base to visit the Trossachs area.

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