Duchray Castle

Nestled in the heart of the Queen Elizabeth Forest lies Duchray Castle, a 500 year old tower house linked with Rob Roy.  Now newly renovated it offers luxury accommodation and a warm welcome in a stunning, secluded location.

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

Visit Scotland  

The Trossachs National Park


Golf 

The village of Aberfoyle, Just 2 miles away from Duchray Castle, has it's own 18 hole Golf course which is open to visitors.

Fishing

The Lake of Menteith fishery is reputed to be the best location in central Scotland for fly fishing for rainbow trout and brown trout.


Inchmahome Priory

Historic Scotland

Three of Historic Scotland's fascinating ancient buildings are located just a short journey from Duchray Castle  and all make for a wonderful day out. 

Inchmahome Priory  
Doune Castle
Stirling Castle


Lochs

Loch is the Scottish Gaelic and Irish word for a 
lake or a sea inlet. There are several lochs near Duchray that offer stunning views and opportunities for outdoor adventures. 

Loch Katrine
3 Lochs Drive
Loch Lomond



Eating out

There are plenty of great places to eat in the local area, from tea rooms and pubs to formal dining.


Walking 

We welcome walkers and have a heated boot room to dry wet coats and boots.

There are plenty of tracks to try and mountains to slowly scale. Trail maps can be found locally. 

Cycling

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.


Outdoor Activities

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. 

Forest Adventure

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. 


Biking 

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.

Segway and Pony Trekking

Trekking the Trossachs located at  Castle Rednock Farm, a scenic working hill farm, offers Nordic Walking, Segway Trekking, Shetland Pony Driving and Orienteering. 


Whisky

Deanston Distillery located near Doune offer tours by prior arrangement. Also in the area and offering tours is the Glengoyne Distillery nestled into the bottom of Dumgoyne Hill, Near Killearn.

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.

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