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Central Belt (Scotland) : Stirlingshire : Callander
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Callander is a town in Stirlingshire, Scotland. It is one of the main centres for visiting the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, and is often referred to as The Gateway to the Highlands.

Get in

By Car

Callander is on the A84 Stirling to Lochearnhead road.

By Bicycle

Callander is on the National Cycle Network [3] route 7 Inverness to Glasgow. The cycle track heading North follows the route of the former railway towards Kilmahog and Strathyre.

By Train

There is no train station in Callander. The nearest train station would be Dunblane.

By Bus

Callander is served by Citylink's Edinburgh to Fort William service, and by local buses from Stirling.

Get around




Being such a relatively small town, Callander offers limited shopping opportunities. However, there is a reasonably sized Tesco on the outskirts of town, and a number of quirky little shops selling the usual tourist knicknacks.


  • Poppies Hotel, Leny Road, Callander, 01877 330329, [1]. A warm welcome, great service and simple but well-cooked and locally sourced food make Poppies Hotel a very popular destination. Reservations are highly recommended.



  • The Knowe, Ancaster Road, Callander, 01877 330076, [2]. A very high class B&B located just off the main street in Callander, The Knowe offers first-class hospitality, rooms that are decorated to an extremely high standard, and an absolutely fantastic cooked breakfast! Rooms start at £65 per night.

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