Your (included*) Loch Katrine Day Trip

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.20.2″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”]Here at Gartmore House we’re lucky to have some truly stunning lochs on our doorstep.  Loch Katrine is one of Scotland’s hidden gems, and a visit there (with a one hour cruise on the water) is a real highlight of your holiday.  *We include a trip there in all craft and activity holidays of 5 nights or more. The trip is usually after lunch on Wednesdays (sometimes a packed lunch is included instead of a sit-down lunch in the restaurant – dependent on the time of the sailing that day).
Loch Katrine Cruise

Loch Katrine Cruise

You’ll sail on either the world-famous steamship Sir Walter Scott or the more modern MV Lady of the Lake. Both have indoor covered seating as well as outdoor seating, and hot drinks and snacks are available (at extra cost) on board. We include return transportation from Gartmore House (approx. 25 mins each way, by minibus), and the cruise itself is around an hour.  Find out more about the different vessels.
Loch Katrine has a fascinating history of supplying water to the people of Glasgow for over 160 years through a sytem of pipes and viaducts. It was opened by Queen Victoria in October 1859 and is still going strong!  Scottish Water (who are currently doing refurbishment work) have unearthed some amazing Victorian-era pictures. If you’ve ever visited Loch Katrine then you’ll no doubt be interested to take a look!   Watch the video about the recent discovery of these historic images on Scottish Water’s YouTube Channel.

Loch Katrine Loch Katrine is also the setting for some of Sir Walter Scott’s most beloved poems, and is linked with legendary outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor.  Queen Victoria ordered a cottage and jetty be built for her on the loch, however she never stayed there as the windows were all shattered by the 21-gun salute to Her Royal Highness!
For further information about your cruise on Loch Katrine, visit Loch Katrine Cruises’ website, watch their video, or contact our friendly team in the Gartmore House office![/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]
  • March 13, 2019
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