After hiking Ben A’an, we were super hungry as we didn’t bring any food with us but pistachios. So we stopped at the first place we found on the road to Aberfoyle, in the Lodge Forest Visitor Center. We ordered food and… hmm…. that burger tasted so good… I couldn’t help but think it was the best burger I’ve ever had. It was probably due to starvation more than anything else ! :D
We finally arrived in Aberfoyle in mid-afternoon, a charming little village where you can find The Scottish Wool Centre ! Over there, you can learn a bit more about the different breed of sheep and see them outside ! It was a lot of fun ! Check out this cute lamb !!! Isn’t it cute ? hmmm ? And the weather was gorgeous :-)
There was one last place we wanted to check it out before going back to our b&b: Inchmahome Priory, the Augustinian monastery dating from 1238. Once we arrived there, around 4.45 pm, it was too late to get a boat to go to the island and visit the priory. But we could admire the Lake of Menteith which is quite scenic :-) So.. it wasn’t that bad !
We were back in Callander just on time for supper ! We ate at the Waverley Hotel, and despite the portions being small, the fish was delicious !
Since the weather looked gorgeous that night, we went back outside around 10 pm to have a late stroll around the river. The trees, reflecting on the water were quite nice and left me with a peaceful feeling :-)
The next morning, I started to feel the effect of the Ben A’an hike, and it was very painful to get up :-) The B&B people recommended us to check out Bracklinn Falls before leaving, an iconic little waterfall located at the North East of Callander that has been featured in the Monty Python and the Holy Grail film.
We parked and followed the trail leading to the falls. The original cast-iron bridge was destroyed by flooding in 2004 and was replaced by nice wooden bridge. It’s a nice waterfall but very difficult to photograph due to the trees around :-)