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24 fab things to do at Forest Holidays, Strathyre

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    A little while back I did a review of Forest Holidays in Blackwood Forest. I told the story of how we first discovered them – on our annual trip to Scotland to see my Scottish Mother-in-Law. We were on a day trip to Callandar (to see the woollen mills, of course!) and spotted […]

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11 cool things to do with the family in the Trossachs

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  Made famous by Sir Walter Scott’s Lady of the Lake, the Trossachs are an area of wooded glens, braes and quiet lochs at the southern border of the Scottish highlands. The Victorians would travel by Caledonian rail, then steamer and horse and buggy to admire the misty lochs, walk amongst the purple peaks and […]

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The Modern Family Goes Ape in Aberfoyle

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  Go Ape in Aberfoyle Wow, what an adventure! The girls have been keen for a while to give Go Ape a go. Our opportunity to fly down zip wires and leap off Tarzan swings came on a recent trip to Scotland.  There are 28 Go Ape courses across the UK, and we were guests of Go […]

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Hoseasons: Lodges at Forest Hills in the Trossachs

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  The Victorians were fascinated with Scotland’s Trossachs, primarily because it was the setting for Sir Walter Scott’s epic poem “The Lady of the Lake”. They would travel by train, then steamer and horse and buggy to admire the misty lochs, walk amongst the purple peaks and mingle with the highlanders. I’m sure a wee […]

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