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.

Getting to Duchray Castle

By car

Important  note: A Tom Tom SatNav will bring you to our door, our postcode is FK8 3XL.  All other makes of SatNav will get you lost!

The village of Aberfoyle can be reached by road along the A81 from the south (Glasgow) or the A873 from the east (Stirling).  Once in Aberfoyle travel to the far end of the main street, where you will see Guyana the garden centre on your left.  Immediately after the garden centre turn left and drive over the old stone bridge. On your right you will see a modern housing estate accessed via Old Kirk Loan. Take the road on the right immediately after Old Kirk Loan, at the start of which there is a large oak tree on the right and a small post box on the left.  This is a forest track, you need to follow it for 2.5 miles without turning off.  After about 3/4 of a mile you will see a forestry commission sign that reads "no unauthorized access".  As a guest of Duchray Castle you have permission to continue straight on up this track.  After approximately another 1.5 miles you will come across Drumore Cottage on your right.  Please be respectful of our neighbours and slow right down as you go past their house and stables.  Carry on for a few hundred meters past Drumore Cottage and you will see the main gate to Duchray Castle.

Please be aware that the access track is a forestry commission logging track, its is easily negotiable with a normal road car, but please drive slowly and with care.  Although not recommended, it is possible to bring vintage or sports cars very carefully along this track.

Please be respectful of walkers, cyclists and horse riders also using this track, most of whom will not be expecting any motorized vehicles to be on the track.

By taxi

There are two local taxi companies based in Aberfoyle.  Both do airport transfers as well as local journeys.

Trossachs Cab Company - 01877 385 666
Crescent Cabs - 01877 382 587

By public transport

The C11 First Bus Group service from Stirling to Aberfoyle runs Monday - Saturday and takes just less than an hour.  Stirling is easily reached by bus or train from Edinburgh and Glasgow.  If you are arriving on the local bus please let us know we can come and pick you up.

By plane

We are just one hour drive from either Edinburgh or Glasgow International airports.


By helicopter

Should you wish to arrive by helicopter we have a suitable landing site but use of this landing site must be arranged in advance of your arrival.

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