From its central location where the highlands meet the lowlands and set within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Callander is the ideal base to explore everything this area has to offer and also visit places further a field but also within easy driving distance.
The Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park is Scotlands first designated National Park and is a natural treasure trove waiting to be discovered from Loch Lomond with its undeniable beauty so often written about in song and verse bordered by the majestic mountains of Arrochar to the North and the mountains of Ben Lomond and Ben vrackie to the east where the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park starts and the West Highland Way meanders northwards towards Glen Falloch and Tyndrum to the Argyll Forest Park where the Cowal Peninsula dips it`s toes in the salt water Lochs to the south.
Callander is located within the Trossachs this is an area of Sparkling Lochs , majestic mountains and beautiful Glens Once the haunt of Rob Roy McGregor who was born at Glengyle on Loch Katrine and is buried at nearby Balquhidder (Link).Loch Katrine is a 15 minute drive from Callander and here you can take a trip on the Famous Sir Walter Scott leaving at various times for either a round trip or stopping off at Stronachlachar (Link) Cycles can also be rented at the pier.
At the nearby Lake Of Menteith one of only two lakes in Scotland you can visit the romantic Inchmahome Priory located on an Island in the lake this is now a popular wedding venue.
Heading east from Callander a fascinating day trip can be taken to visit the spectacular Falkirk Wheel the only rotating boatlift in the world or for a touch of Africa in Scotland see a wide variety of exotic animals at close hand in the Blair Drummond Safari Park.
Further a field but still within day trip distance Edinburgh,Glasgow and Perth are all within one hours drive while The rugged and desolate beauty of Glen Coe and Loch Linnhe or to the east the quaint fishing villages of the East Neuk of Fife and the home of golf St Andrews are both day trip options.
Closer still Stirling our closest city is a 20 minute drive here you can see where a lot of Scotlands turbulent and violent history took place a visit to the castle is a must as is the National Wallace Monument both have audio tours and panoramic views of the surrounding area you should also take time to visit Bannockburn the site of Scotlands last great victory over the might of Edward11 in 1314 re-enacted during the summer months also dramatized in the film Braveheart.
As you can see the options are only limited by your imagination but Callander is a great place to stay and enjoy all that this fantastic area has to offer and when you have chosen Callander then make Annfield your next wise decision.