Loch Lomond & the Trossachs
The local authority Central Region stretches from Falkirk in the south east to Stirling in the east and Loch Lomond in the west and is easily accessible from Glasgow and Edinburgh, being about an hour's drive from each. This area has magnificent scenery, from heather-clad mountains and wooded valleys to peaceful lochs, interspersed with castles and forts.
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A Beautiful Area to Explore
The Loch Lomond and Trossachs area has now been awarded national park status which aims to conserve its beauty and natural habitat. The landscape around Falkirk is flatter and more populated and with few visitor attractions apart from the Falkirk Wheel.
The pretty town of Callander, on the River Teith, has a wide selection of shops and restaurants and is known as the 'gateway to the Highlands'.
Dunbartonshire covers the area to the north and west of Glasgow and has lots of pretty villages including its burgh town Dumbarton.
This beautiful loch has plenty of opportunities for walking along its shores and up the magnificent Ben Lomond that sits on its bank.
Stirlingshire is perfect for touring as it is right in the centre of Scotland with excellent infrastructure and towns such as Bridge of Allan.
The trossachs is the area between Loch Lomond and Callander with magnificent views over its many lochs and heather-clad hills.
There is an abundance of opportunities in this area for walking, climbing, cycling and watersports - set against a backdrop of stunning scenery. The area has an important historical background as Stirling was the gateway between the lowlands and the Highlands and Stirling Castle, perched on a high rock, was constantly attacked over the centuries by different clans (and the English) seeking to take control of Scotland.