Things to do

Just on our doorstep we have an amazingly wide range of outdoor and sporting activities along with cultural and historical sites to visit.

Get Outdoors

We are only minutes from a host of local Trossachs attractions, lochs, glens, golf courses and biking trails. So, if you want to really experience Scotland in minature, Newton Bothy is a great base to do it from, with wild swimming, hiking, biking, paddleboarding and just spending time in nature right on the doorstep. We have listed some of our favourite spots below. The Love Loch Lomond and See Loch Lomond websites list so many more and the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park has resources to help plan your trip to the Park.

Gravelfoyle – The UK’s finest Gravel riding: Beautiful routes for all abilities weaving around the stunning Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park.

Lake of Menteith Fisheries – The best known Trout Fishery in Scotland in Scotland’s only natural Lake which is  a sizeable 700 acres stocked weekly, with top quality rainbow trout and brown trout reared in the location.

Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve (NNR) is a vast expanse of all things damp and wonderful. As one of the largest remaining intact raised bogs in Britain, Flanders Moss is a wild and ancient landscape. It has hardly changed for thousands of years.

Trossachs Trail – Artists and poets of the early 1800s first put the Trossachs on the map, their poems and paintings were so vivid that they inspired large numbers of visitors. The Trossachs Trail is inspired by the original historic Trossachs Tour their website should help you explore and experience for yourself the magic of the Trossachs.

Get Cultural

Doune Castleis a 14th century courtyard castle, with a striking 100 ft high gatehouse and one of the best preserved great halls in Scotland. It was used as a film location for Ivanhoe and Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It was also used for the castle known as Winterfell in the award winning TV series Game of Thrones as well as Castle Leoch in Outlander.

Stirling Castle – From high on a volcanic outcrop, the castle guarded the lowest crossing point of the River Forth for centuries. Today it remains a great symbol of Scottish independence and national pride.

What’s on Stirling – For up to date info on events in Stirling taking place throughout the year, from the latest theatre events and live music performances to local activities and fantastic attractions.