History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Historic Castle Campbell stands on one side of the glen
The burns create a constant backdrop sound of running water throughout the glen, especially when they drop through a series of picturesque waterfalls.
Castle Campbell'Castle Gloom', as it is sometimes evocatively called, rises on the east side of the glen. The 15th century fortress, now in the care of Historic Scotland, is set in superb terraced gardens with magnificent views out over the glen and down to Dollar itself on the valley floor. The Campbells supported the English in the Covenanting wars, and in retaliation the Marquis of Montrose destroyed the castle and the village as well.
If you are feeling energetic, the circular walk through the glen joins a trail to Glendevon just past Castle Campbell.
A complete circuit of the circular pat through the glen is 1.75 miles and takes roughly 1 hour 30 minutes (more if you visit the castle, which I highly recommend).
About Dollar Glen
Address: Dollar, Tayside, Scotland, FK14 7PP
Attraction Type: Countryside
Location: From Castle Campbell parking area on Castle Road, from the Dollar Museum, or the Quarry car park part way up Castle Road. Open at any time.
Website: Dollar Glen
National Trust for Scotland
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low to exceptional) on historic interest
Castle Campbell - 0.2 miles (Castle)
Clackmannan Tower - 5.6 miles (Historic Building)
Alloa Tower - 6.1 miles (Historic House)
The Dunmore Pineapple - 8 miles (Garden)
Culross Abbey - 8.1 miles (Abbey)
Culross Palace and Royal Burgh - 8.3 miles (Museum)
Tullibardine Chapel - 9.5 miles (Historic Church)
Wallace Monument - 9.8 miles (Museum)
Nearest Accommodation to Dollar Glen:
Nearest Self Catering Cottages
Nearest Bed and Breakfasts
Nearest Tourist Information Centre ('as the crow flies')
Stirling (Old Town Jail)
Stirling Information Centre
Old Town Jail
St John Street
Tel: 01786 475 019