Where is Gartmore and what can you do there?

Where in the world is Gartmore?! Gartmore House enjoys a picturesque location in a private 100 acre estate, located in the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. We are in the midst of the 50,000 acre Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, stretching from the eastern shores of Loch Lomond to the rugged terrain of Strathyre. Escape to a peaceful place surrounded by mountains and moorland, forests, rivers and lochs. The area is home to red squirrels, osprey, buzzards, peregrines, deer and badgers. You’ll find us just a 5-10 minute walk from the pretty wee conservation village of Gartmore, which has a community-run shop and traditional pub. A few miles away is the larger village of Aberfoyle, the ‘Gateway to the Trossachs’ with a few shops, a small supermarket, several cafes and a Visit Scotland information centre.
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is fantastic for walking, cycling and just soaking up the scenery! Here are some useful websites for a bit of background reading on the area:

How to find usIMPORTANT: If you are using a satnav then it may try to take you through the village, along a rough track unsuitable for normal vehicles (signed ‘no vehicle access to Gartmore Estate’). Please follow the directions below, which access the house from the A81. Our postcode is FK8 3RS.
By road from the south (Glasgow) – Take the A81 from the city centre; travel via Milngavie and Strathblane towards Aberfoyle. Continue past the signs for Gartmore village and Gartmore House is well sign-posted on the left off the A81.
By road from the north – (Perth) or East (Edinburgh) Travel towards Stirling on the M9 and leave the motorway at Junction 10 (marked for Stirling). Follow the A84, signposted for Callander. After 4 miles (just beyond the Safari Park), take the A873 for Aberfoyle. After 17 miles, at the T-junction (next to the Rob Roy Motel), turn left onto the A81 towards Glasgow. In less than a mile, pass the sign for Gartmore village (continue on the A81), and you will see Gartmore House clearly sign-posted on your right. View a street map of the roads around Gartmore House.
By Air – The closest airports to Gartmore are Glasgow International and Edinburgh International. Driving time from Glasgow is approx. 45 minutes and from Edinburgh approx 60 minutes.
By Rail – Stirling train station is 18 miles from Gartmore House and has links to Glasgow or Edinburgh train stations. Milngavie train station is 16 miles from Gartmore House and has links to Glasgow and Stirling train stations. For a journey planner and useful information about public transport visit Traveline Scotland.
By Bus – Buses to Gartmore are now on the DRT system, where a bus is replaced by a taxi. Request a taxi
By Taxi – We recommend both Crescent Cabs and Buchanan Cabs. Both are local and reliable taxi companies.
Should you have any questions, then please feel free to get in touch with our friendly team, on 01877 382 991 or email mail@gartmorehouse.com

  • July 17, 2018
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