Ever since Sir Walter Scott put it on the map in his novels,
this small town in The Trossachs has attracted visitors in their
droves. Some come to cruise the length of the stunning Loch Katrine
on the classic steamer 'The Lady of the Lake'. Others prefer to
bike around the loch, stopping for a picnic or just to appreciate
the natural surroundings that so inspired Scott.
Aberfoyle's surroundings are also the setting for all the
outdoor pursuits you can think of, including the chance to zoom
down the UK's longest zipwire at the nearby tree-top adventure
playground. In town, look out for the tradition of hanging a poker
in a tree, inspired by Rob Roy and his local exploits. The annual
mushroom festival is a more palatable custom.
Not far from Aberfoyle, there's the only lake in Scotland,
Menteith. On it, you'll find the ruins of Inchmahome Priory
frequented by regular royal visitor to these parts, Mary Queen of