Visiting & Activities
Port of Menteith is an ideal centre for visiting the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park but also for exploring Perthshire’s scenic countryside as well as the remarkable and historic City of Stirling. There is a variety of accommodation ranging from bed & breakfast and self-catering to a four star hotel which also boasts a well-stocked bar and a highly recommended restaurant.
The Lake of Menteith is home to one of Scotland’s premier trout fisheries while fishing is also available on the nearby Rivers Forth & Teith. On the beautiful isle of Inchmahome, the ruins of an Augustinian Priory which was founded in 1238 and provides an abiding feeling of peace and tranquillity, can be reached by ferry.
The area is very popular with cyclists and close by, the National Cycle Route 7 climbs over the Menteith Hills to Callander, and cycle hire is available locally form Mounter Bikes, Wheels Cycle Centre and Wild Biking Scotland . And for those who enjoy the scenery from the rolling back of a horse, there is a trekking centre at Castle Rednock which also offers the opportunity to try the exciting new sport of segway trekking.
There are plenty of opportunities for walking in the area and a short distance away on the dramatic “Duke’s Pass” is the David Marshall Lodge, the Forestry Commission’s visitor centre for the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. The grounds of the Lodge include a range of short and longer walks through the forest and for those thrill seekers, the Go Ape zip wire course.
For additional information, VisitScotland has visitor centres in Aberfoyle and Callander.