Aberfoyle with Ben Lomond is distance.

This evening, I am focusing on Aberfoyle, a popular tourist village in the Trossachs area of Central Scotland, about twenty-six miles north of Glasgow. The name is very old, being derived from the Pictish era (about 1500 years ago) and means ‘pool-mouth’, no doubt influenced by location on banks of the River Forth.

Population of Aberfoyle is about 750 persons.

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 (974m), Ben Venue (729m), Menteith Hills and Beinn Bhreac (912m) whilst wooded areas include Achray Forest, Strathyre Forest, Loch Ard Forest and Rowardennan Forest. Lochs (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.

Video clip of Achray Forest.


Visitor facilities include Tourist Information, Scottish Wool Centre and Scottish Outdoor Education Centre.

Main Street, Aberfoyle, Scotland.

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