County (pre 1975): Perthshire; Region/District (1975-1996): Central/Stirling; Unitary Authority: Stirling
This picturesque town was brought to our television screens in the Dr Finlay's Case Book series in the 60's. However it was really in the Victorian times that this town was first popular with visitors and of course with Sir Walter Scott. There is a bustling Main street with a range of traditional and modern shops including the Rob Roy and the Trossachs Visitor Centre.
Callander is a wonderful base to tour the Trossachs or as a stopping point whilst touring Scotland. Dominating the town to the north are the Callander Crags, a visible part of the Highland Boundary Fault, rising to 343 metres (1125 feet) at the cairn. Local walks include Bracklinn Falls, The Meadows, Callander Crags and the Wood Walks. The town sits on the Trossachs Bird of Prey Trail. The former Callander and Oban Railway line which closed in 1965, is now part of the National Cycle Network (route 7) and the Rob Roy Way.
Callander has a huge choice of accommodation to suit every style, taste & budget. Many quality places to eat and lots to see and do both within the town itself and within a short drive of Callander. The Steamship - Sir Walter Scott - has been sailing majestically on Loch Katrine for over a century. Breathtaking scenery unfolds as the 'grand old lady' sails serenely on the fresh water of the loch. The gentle rhythm and almost inaudible sound of the steam-engine gives you an unforgettable experience.
Attractions: Rob Roy Visitor Centre, MacLaren Leisure Centre, Roman Camp Restaurant, Sir Walter Scott Steamship Cruise
Accommodation in Callander
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