The local area offers fantastic scenery, wildlife and outdoor pursuits for visitors.
Red squirrel, deer and a huge variety of birds are frequently seen on the Castle estate. Our location in the heart of the forest means that miles of forest track are just outside our gates for walkers, cyclists and horse riders to enjoy. The tourist attractions of the Loch Lomond and Stirlingshire areas are easily accessible and the lack of light pollution allows superb opportunities for star gazing on clear nights. For more information about recommended activities in the local area have a look at the details below, you might also find the visitor/tourist websites below useful too.
We would be delighted to advise you about things to do when you get here and help you organise a fantastic, memorable stay at Duchray Castle.
Queen Elizabeth Forest
The Trossachs National Park
There are plenty of great places to eat in the local area, from tea rooms and pubs to formal dining.
We welcome cyclists and can provide secure indoor storage for your bikes. The National cycle route 7 passes through Aberfoyle.
Bike hire and mountain bike guides can be organized locally so you can enjoy the extensive cycling oportunities the National Park has to offer.
Go Country provides a full range of outdoor activities to suit all ages and interests. Based on idyllic Loch Ard, just 15 minutes drive from Duchray Castle, activities include quad biking, a unique waterpark, canoeing, climbing/abseiling, cliff jumping, archery, mountain biking, orienteering and many more.
Go Ape is the UK’s number one forest adventure, and there is one located at the David Marshall Lodge just outside Aberfoyle, which boasts as its main attraction two of Britain's longest zip wires. Days out at Go Ape are about living life a little more adventurously, having fun with friends and family and getting in touch with your inner Tarzan.
We welcome bikers and can offer secure indoor storage for your motor bike. The local area offers stunning challenging roads for bikers including the Dukes Pass out of Aberfoyle.
Kids days out
There are some great days out with the kids located really nearby, Blair Drummond Safari Park and Briarlands Farm are just 30 minutes drive from Duchray Castle, and for rainy days there is a lovely warm, indoor swiming pool at the Forest Hills hotel by Loch Ard which is open to non-residents.