A little off the beaten track and away from the usual tourist crowds, this castle is nestled in the beautiful surroundings of Dollar Glen, just outside Stirling.
After a hair-raising drive up a steep, narrow entrance road, you are faced with another 500 metre walk up yet another hill to the entrance to the castle and it's grounds. You'll be fair pechtin' by the time you reach the top, however the effort is well rewarded with the stunning scenery and friendly welcome from the kindly gentleman who looks after the grounds.
The castle itself is a ruin, however the gardens are very well presented and the view from the top stretches for miles across the central Scotland countryside. A beautiful stream runs down from the Ochil hills before you reach the castle as you cross a lovely wooden bridge. This is the starting point for many hill-walking trips for the more serious enthusuasts among you.
For returning to your car or for the more leisurely traveller, there is an easier walkway which goes right through the glen itself.
A must see if you want to get away from the usual tourist traps full of large crowds and people trying to separate you from your money!
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