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Scotland in a week!

Tree Top Adventure (zip wires)

GoApe - lush green forest and a healthy dollop of breathtaking scenery; a smattering of tree-top high wires, tricky crossings and wind-in-your-face zip wires. An exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set up to 120 feet above the forest floor. Ideal for friends and families

Golfing

Within a short drive of the hotel the villages of Killin and Dalmally have attractive and welcoming 9 hole courses.
The shores of Loch Lomond are home to such prestigious courses as Loch Lomond Golf Club, venue of the Barclays Open and the equally impressive Carrick. For more information on courses the Golf Loch Lomond site provides a useful guide.

Skiing

Best Western The Crianlarich Hotel is only a short drive (30 minutes) from Glencoe Mountain Resort, one of Scotland's leading winter resorts. The snow is at its best from mid January until mid April and our hotel is a very popular base for the Scottish skiing community. Skiing is Scotland is very reasonably priced, great fun and the snow is increasingly reliable - no wonder that the popularity of Scottish skiing is growing so quickly!

Snowboarding

Best Western The Crianlarich Hotel is only a short drive (30 minutes) from Glencoe Mountain Resort, one of Scotland's leading winter resorts. The snow is at its best from mid January until mid April and our hotel is a very popular base for the Scottish skiing community. We have a close relationship with the team at the resort and provide a courtesy bus to take our guests to and from the slopes in the peak season - as far as we know this service is unique in the area. Our guests can also buy their lift passes and even pick up rental equipment at the hotel, thus avoiding any queues when they arrive for their day’s skiing or snowboarding.

Photography

Crianlarich sits at the heart of some of the most spectacularly beautiful natural landscapes in the world. Opportunities for creative minds surround the hotel and its guests. As well as being an ideal year round base for artists and photographers, we offer art and photography courses with a prominent local artist. (See our Breaks page)

Mountain Art - Paintings and prints of mountains, Scottish and elsewhere, by climber-artist Anthony (Ginger) Cain

Mountain Biking/Cycling

Glencoe Mountain Resort, one of Scotland's leading year round resorts, offers world class mountain biking routes year round. The peak months (when the skiers and snowboarders have packed up) are May-October. The Crianlarich Hotel is only a short drive (30 minutes) from the resort. The resort has trails suitable for all levels of experience and offers rental equipment.

Crianlarich is also a good base for road cyclists given our convenient location. We have secure storage for your equipment and a warm boot room to air your kit. Don’t forget, we are less than 200 yards from Crianlarich railway station so you can easily bring your bicycle with you when visiting us, even if you don’t have access to a motor car.

CranKitup Gear - Need to hire a cycle or help and advice on a new bike? call on 077468 60023 email:crankitupgear@aol.co.uk . Many off road trails, and access to a family friendly and safe national cycle route.

Wildlife

Argaty Red Kites, near Doune - Central Scotland's only Red Kite Feeding Station Daily accompanied visits to the hide, Ranger-led walks by appointment in Summer. For full details, times, prices etc visit Argaty Red Kites

Pony Trekking

Castle Rednock, located in Stirling ,Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park provide a variety of outdoor activities including Nordic Walking, Segway Trekking, Shetland Pony Driving & Orienteering. Find out more at Trossachs Trekking.

Munro Bagging

Crianlarich is at the heart of a famous climbing area and the visitor is spoilt for choice in terms of Munros and Corbetts with over 30 within close range. Crianlarich is in the district of Breadalbane ("Brághad Albainn") which translates as "high country of Scotland". Many of our bedrooms enjoy commanding views of the iconic Ben More and Stob Binnein. Our staff will be happy to advise you on interesting local climbs and we have a good bootroom to air your kit after a long day. We have a page dedicated to Munro Bagging!

Our fan page on Facebook has a few photo albums which include hikes up Ben Lui and An Caisteal if you are looking for inspiration! A selection of websites with more information on climbing in the area is below:

Munro Magic
Steven Fallon Mountain Guides
Walk Highlands

Guiding

Lomond Guides - A high quality private guiding services for individuals and small groups, helping you discover and learn about breathtaking scenery and fascinating wildlife in remote and special places few visitors ever see.

They also offer a regular programme of guided single day walks and climbs as well as a range of bespoke services, including airport, station and hotel pickups, private car sightseeing tours, walking holidays, day hikes and mountain guiding.

Touring

Crianlarich is the ideal location from which to tour Breadalbane, Loch Lomond National Park, the Trossachs, as well as Glencoe, Argyll, the Hedrides, Skye and Perthshire.

We are situated at the junction of the A82 and A85 roads which pass through Crianlarich en route to Oban, the Mull of Kintyre, Glencoe, Fort William and Mallaig from Glasgow and Stirling/Edinburgh respectively. Situated just one hour’s drive from Glasgow, Stirling, Perth, Oban and Fort William the hotel makes the perfect base for your Scottish holiday.

Classic Cars

Crianlarich is the ideal location from which to tour Breadalbane, Loch Lomond National Park, the Trossachs, as well as Glencoe, Argyll, the Hedrides, Skye and Perthshire.

We are situated at the junction of the A82 and A85 roads which pass through Crianlarich en route to Oban, the Mull of Kintyre, Glencoe, Fort William and Mallaig from Glasgow and Stirling/Edinburgh respectively. Situated just one hour’s drive from Glasgow, Stirling, Perth, Oban and Fort William the hotel makes the perfect base for your Scottish holiday.

Fishing

For details of the extensive fishing access we can offer our guests.

Cruises

Crianlarich is in the  Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park and is just 10 miles from the northern shores of the UK’s largest loch (lake). Loch Lomond and its environs were given National Park status in 2002 in recognition of the “outstanding and diverse landscapes, habitats and communities” in the area. The park is one of only two in the country.
One of the best ways to see the loch is by boat. Cruise Loch Lomondthe award winning local cruise company, operate a fleet of comfortable cruise vessels all the year round..

Painting

Crianlarich sits at the heart of some of the most spectacularly beautiful natural landscapes in the world. Opportunities for creative minds surround the hotel and its guests. We offer an ideal year round base for artists and photographers.

Rafting

The nearby rivers Orchy and Tay offer fantastic white water rafting in season and subject to weather conditions. A number of groups organise rafting on these rivers - click here for details from one of the leading firms.”

Sea Kayaking

Paddle Lochaber - Based in Ballachulish, Paddle Lochaber offers Day and Half Day Introductory Sea Kayaking Trips for anyone wanting to try Sea Kayaking. They also offer Multiday trips and offer BCU courses for anyone looking at gaining a qualification.

DVD Library

Feel like having a quiet night in the comfort of your hotel bedroom watching a good film? We have a selection of DVD’s that we can loan to our guests free of charge.

Archery

Glencoe Mountain Resort, one of Scotland's leading year round resorts, is now offering archery tuition in the summer months. Best Western The Crianlarich Hotel is only a short drive (30 minutes) from the resort.

Whisky

Scotland is the home of whisky and Crianlarich has famous distilleries that can be visited with just a short drive. Oban Distillery is located in the centre of Oban and runs guided tours throughout the year (except January).

Alternatively, why not visit Glenturret distillery? Glenturret is rumoured to be the oldest distillery in Scotland and has a fascinating visitor centre which is open year round. Just 50 minutes’ drive (towards Crieff).

Hiking in Scotland

For details of the extensive hill walking options in and around Crianlarich, click here.

Climbing in Scotland

For details of the extensive climbing and Munro Bagging options in and around Crianlarich, click here.

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