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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Southern Highlands Lodges

When people think of Scotland, they often think first of the Highlands which start at Inverness at the northeastern part of the Great Glen and stretch along to the Southern Highlands and Fort William toward the west coast.

The Southern Highlands offer some of the best scenery in Scotland. Fort William sits at the bottom of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. This part of the Highlands is an ideal spot for a log cabin holiday. The Trossachs National Park in the area is one of Scotland’s historical wonderlands, full of small old villages and the stone walls that are often associated with the Scottish countryside. The park is a popular destination for walking, hillwalking, cycling, and fishing in the eleven lochs that are part of The Trossachs.

While on your holiday, don’t miss the area around Loch Lomond, the second largest loch is Scotland. A trip around the loch will take you from the flatter south end to the mountains on the north end. On your way you will pass through several towns and villages full of history and typical Scottish atmosphere.

Dunoon on the Firth of Clyde is a famous resort town of the Southern Highlands. You can also get your fill of Scottish history at Glamis Castle and Cawdor Castle.

Cosy lodges and holiday parks are scattered throughout the Southern Highlands.

Killeen Highland Lodges Killeen, Perthshire Perthshire

The Killeen Highland Lodges are only one mile from the old-fashioned village of Killeen, which is spread along the River Dochart. The river drops through the Falls of Dochart just before it empties into Loch Tay. All this makes for a scenic location in which to spend a Southern Highlands log cabin holiday.

The Killeen Lodges are all fully-equipped self-catering cottages and are perfect for families or couples. Most of the cottages have private verandas and the grounds include picnic tables and barbecues. Enjoy views of the Tarmachan and Ben Lawers mountains, fishing in either the river or Loch Tay, and spend a day wandering through Killeen soaking up Celtic history.

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Piperdam Lodges Fowlis, Liff, Dundee Angus

Sitting on 500 acres of the Angus countryside, the Piperdam Lodges offer not just access to the nearby mountains, rivers, and lochs, but luxury lodges for relaxing at the end of a busy day. This facility has log cabins that sleep from four to twelve people. The extras on the site include a heated swimming pool, sauna, gym, a bar and restaurant, as well as both a nine and eighteen-hole golf course.

During your days you can wander the nearby coastline for some bird watching and take long walks through the Angus Glens. In the evenings, make a visit to Dundee for some big city culture and nightlife.

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Hunters Quay Hunters Quay, Argyll

The Hunters Quay lodges are located just two miles north of the resort town of Dunoon near the Firth of Clyde in the Argyll countryside. These are luxury lodges with plenty of amenities like a swimming pool, fitness centre, restaurant and bar, and a pitch-putting course.

Its location near Dunoon affords easy access for beach outings and visits to Holy Loch. While in Dunoon, you can visit the Dunoon Castle built in the 12th century, the old paddle steamer that used to bring tourists to the area, and the statue of Robert Byrnes.

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Beech Hedge Cargill, Perthshire

The Beech Hedge Caravan Park is small and intimate and provides views of the valley near the Grampian Mountains. The park has static holiday homes for three to six people and semi-detached lodges with one double bed and one twin bed. These semi-detached lodges have a private garden area. All of the holiday homes are fully equipped with kitchens and everything you need for a long stay.

Scone Palace, built in the 5th century, is nine miles from Beech Hedge. It became the centre of the Celtic church and was made famous by Shakespeare’s MacBeth. Just a mile from the caravan park is the Meikleour Beech Hedge that was originally planted in 1745. Today it is recognized as the tallest hedge in the world.

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Loch Lomond Holiday Park Inveruglas, Argyll

This holiday park sits right on the banks of Loch Lomond with beautiful views of the loch and the hills that surround it. This is a perfect place to set up for touring the Southern Highlands. The accommodations include homes, chalets, and luxury lodges, as well as everything you need to hook up your own caravan.

Loch Lomond is the largest fresh water lake in Britain and is dotted with small islands that invite exploration. There are many established trails around the loch that can keep you busy walking, taking in the local wildlife and discovering the main small villages in the area.

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Loch Shuna Lochgilphead Argyll

These luxury lodges are located on the Isle of Buidhe near the towns of Lochgiphead and Oban on the west side of the Southern Highlands. They are sheltered from the elements near the centre of the island and are a perfect place for nature lovers and outdoor activities. There are lodges for two to four people. They are all fully equipped, including a wood burner for cozy fires.

The nearby village of Kilmartin has one of Scotland’s best prehistoric landmarks that contains over 350 ancient archaeological monuments. Nearby Oban is an ideal location for a dinner out. It is considered the Seafood Capital of Scotland.

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River Edge Lodges Bridge of Earn, Perth Perthshire

These comfortable, fully-equipped lodges are near the banks of the River Earn. Although the River Edge Lodges are in a very private setting, you are still just a short walk from the village Bridge of Earn and only three miles from Perth. They offer four different types of lodges from which to choose and they are all fully equipped.

The River Edge Lodges are only an hour from Balmoral and the Glenshee ski area and about 40 minutes from the East Nuek of Fife with its quaint little fishing villages. The Crail Harbour here is one of the most painted and photographed harbours in all of Europe. Elcho Castle, Scone Palace, and Glamis Castle are nearby to offer a bit of history.

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Ardlui Lodges Ardlui, Loch Lomond Argyll

The Ardlui Lodges are just a few feet from the north shore of Loch Lomond. These lodges make for a true log cabin holiday. Each one is made of Northern Pine trees from Finland and has every amenity you need. They all have their own sauna as well.

The location of the Ardlui Lodges right on Loch Lomond makes it easy to walk out your door for a swim in the loch or enjoy a day on the loch in the Ardlui’s day boat. There are plenty of walking and cycling paths along the loch as well as some more difficult climbing trails into the mountains.

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