Beyond Doune

Not far beyond Doune there are loads of interesting places to visit, from Stirling’s castle perched on its great rock to the majestic mountains just to the north.


Just 15 mins drive from Doune, is the lovely city of Stirling. There’s loads to do and see, from sport, music or the arts – there’s something for everyone.  Also plenty of shopping in the old town or in malls just outside.

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle is one of the largest and most important castles in Scotland, both historically and architecturally, and is easily the equal of the one in Edinburgh. The castle sits atop Castle Hill, an ancient volcanic crag. It is surrounded on three sides by steep cliffs, giving it a strong defensive position.

Dunblane Cathedral and Museum

This historic cathedral dates back to the 12th century, most of it being constructed the 13th century, and it is well worth a visit. 

Dunblane Museum houses a collection of artifacts, paintings, prints and photographs about the Cathedral and Dunblane. It is a popular place for visitors, and also has a gift shop and attractive garden.

Dunblane Cathedral


15 minutes north-west of Doune on the A84 is the village of Callander – always popular with tourists, though sometimes rather busy.

Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve

About 15 mins drive from Doune.  Flanders Moss is the largest lowland raised bog in the UK, and a whole host of specialist plants and animals make their home in this fascinating place. You can enjoy the beautiful wilderness there by strolling along an all-abilities boardwalk, with a viewing tower that gives fantastic views across the reserve.  There is something of interest all year round there. May and June are best for plants, July to September for lizards, and autumn and winter for birds of prey and geese.

Lizard at Flanders Moss
The Peak, Stirling

The Peak Leisure Centre, Stirling

Gym, Swimming Pool, Climbing wall, Ice Rink, Outdoor Activities, Cafe


McLaren Leisure Centre, Callander


Just the far side of Callander on the A81 (20 mins drive). 

Swimming, upgraded soft play, fitness suite, café etc.

McLaren Leisure logo
Dobbies, Stirling

Dobbies Garden Centre

About 10 mins drive from Doune.  Plants galore, huge indoor shopping area, including Lakeland and various outdoor outlets, restaurant/coffee shop – a great place to go when the weather turns bad.  


Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

The National Park boasts some of the most stunning scenery in the world. From breathtaking mountains and glens to the vast tranquil beauty of our lochs. Not to be missed if you have the time.

Photo on right is Loch Earn.


Loch Earn
Useful Links

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