Aberfoyle located in the heart of Scotland has an abundance of things to see and do for all ages. From visiting the Loch Lomond National park with boat trips, to the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park and scaling the tree tops with an adventure from Go Ape. There is some incredible scenic walks with waterfalls and no better time to visit than in autumn, to enjoy the dramatic changing colours of autumn in Aberfoyle Scotland. Most say to visit New England in the Fall but Scotland isn’t called Bonnie Scotland for nothing. Here’s some of the best attractions and places to visit in Aberfoyle.
Autumn in Aberfoyle Scotland Top Things To Do
See some of autumn in Aberfoyle Scotland’s stunning colours from a new perspective, while experiencing the outdoor forest adventure with Go Ape. This exhilarating adventure takes you up to 150 feet above the ground with zip wires, tarzan swings, obstacle crossings and rope bridges. Available for both the young and more adventurous. One not to be missed!
Queen Elizabeth Forest Park
The Queen Elizabeth Forest Park is one of many sites cared and maintained by the Forestry Commission Scotland. The site has a modern visitor centre with bird cams to see the Ospreys, cafe and gift shop. Surrounded by walking and bike trails. If visiting the area with children you might also like to visit Doon Hill. Keep your eyes peeled for the timid red squirrels.
Sir Walter Scott
The Sir Walter Scott steamship has more than 100 sailings to her name. Today there are a number of sailings taking place during the day at set times and special events throughout the year. A tranquil way to see the brilliant colours surrounding Loch Katrine.
While out and about enjoying Scotland’s dramatic scenery you might also like to see, one of Scotland’s largest icons the Highland Cow – Heilan Hairy Coo. These giant friendly beasts can be seen on the way to Loch Katrine and in a number of other locations in the north of Scotland. Please do be careful, they have no spatial awareness with those large horns!
How to get to Aberfoyle
The best way to explore autumn in Aberfoyle Scotland is by car, if arriving into Edinburgh or Glasgow airport why not book your car rental in advance and make the most of the great off season rates. Aberfoyle, Loch Lomond and The Trossochs National Park can be easily reached in just over one hour and 30 minutes from Edinburgh. If you would like to stay in the Aberfoyle area, please do book in advance as accommodation is limited.
I hope I have inspired you to get out and about this autumn in Scotland. Happy Travels:) x