The largest population centre in the East part of the Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Callander is popular with day trippers and long stay tourists alike. The town has many attractions, lots of shops and places to visit as well as being a good starting point for the "Great Outdoors"
This picturesque town was brought to our television screens in the Dr Finlay's Case Book series in the 60's. The surgery was at Arden House and of course who can forget Tannoch Brae (if your old enough to have seen the program in the first place). However it was really in the Victorian times that this town was first popular with visitors and of course with Sir Walter Scott.
the town has many events and shows which are worth visiting and
in its main street there are a host of factory outlets for
products such as woollens and tartans.
Also in this present time there are many shops for the outdoor enthusiast who needs items of equipment or clothing from golf to fishing, walking to climbing.
As with all of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, there is an abundance of walks in this vicinity, however there is a special walk from the main car park into the crags which overlook the town which especially suits those who want a quick steep climb with beautiful scenery, perhaps when other members of your group are shopping!
Just outside Callander you can visit the falls of Leny which are spectacular after heavy rain. At the east end of Loch Lubnaig there is a useful car park for those that want to climb Ben Ledi (see photo). Ben Ledi, although not a Munro, is a Corbett of great stature, and the views on a clear day from the top are stunning.
If your particular outdoor sport is water based then you would be wise to visit the water sports centre on Loch Venacher, and for those who love fishing, it is a good base for many lochs and rivers all of which are just a few minutes away from your Callander accommodation.
The nearest villages to Callander are Port of Menteith, Aberfoyle and Gartmore to the south, and Brig O'Turk to the south west and Strathyre to the west.
Callander in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Scotland