History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The largest community in the Trossachs, and a centre for outdoor activities and shopping. Callander is an attractive town, with some unique shops, though many of the shops are geared to the tourists who throng here each year. Callander is situated at the southern end of the Pass of Leny.
From a car park on Braclklinn Road a lovely, mostly level trail leads to Bracklinn Falls, where the river plunges down a steep gorge with almost sheer sides This was a popular outing destination in the Victorian period, and it is easy to see why; the falls are spectacular here, though you are advised to take great care approaching the edge of the ravine, as a fall could prove disastrous.
Other popular walks include The Crags Walk, which offers spectacular views over the surrounding countryside.
North of Callander is the Falls of Leny. Access to this popular destination is sometimes closed due to treacherous footing on the path after heavy rains, so be warned!
Nearby is Glen Finglas, a popular outdoor activity centre managed by the Woodland Trust. Access via the car park at Little Drum, near Brig O' Turk.
Callander is a good centre to use a base for exploring the Trossachs. There is plenty of accommodation, and very good access to Loch Venechar, Loch Lubnaig, and north towards The Pass of Leny and Killin. The Tourist Information Centre on the High Street shows a 20-minute free film about Rob Roy and a 10-minute film about the Trossachs region.
Killin and the Falls of Dochart
Address: Callander, Central Scotland, Scotland
Attraction Type: Town
Location: On the A84, 12 miles west of Dunblane
Photo Credit: Colin Smith, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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Doune Castle - 7.5 miles (Castle)
Loch Earn - 9.8 miles (Countryside)
Dunblane Cathedral - 10.2 miles (Cathedral)
Argyll's Lodging - 12.4 miles (Historic House)
Stirling Castle - 13 miles (Castle)
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