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Things to see and do - Loch Lomond, Drymen, The Trossachs and more

One thing is certain, there is no excuse to get bored when you are staying at Green Shadows bed and breakfast in Drymen - there is simply so much to see and do.

Because we are located right in the heart of the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park and only three miles from Loch Lomond itself, you'll discover the area is a sporting and outdoor lovers' paradise.

You can enjoy the many great walks in the area including the West Highland Way and Rob Roy Walk. You can also enjoy hill walking on Ben Lomond, Conic Hill and The Cobler, all withinin close proximity to Green Shadows.

If you are a golfer, there are many fine courses within a very short drive. Fishing is available at Loch Lomond and The Lake of Montieth and there are also some fine lochs and rivers to try for salmon or trout. Cycles can be hired in the village and you can enjoy many of the fine cycle tracks criss crossing the National Park. Horse riding is available on our doorstep here at Buchanan and clay pigeon shooting can also be arranged nearby.

You can also take in the glorious scenery of Loch Lomond by taking the post boat from Balmaha boatyard.

There is also plenty to occupy those who prefer more sedate pastimes. There are nearby distilleries - Glengoyne Distillery is only 3 miles away - where you can see how malt whisky is made and maybe enjoy a taste? Castles and lochs galore are within easy reach of the house, including Buchnan Castle and Balloch Castle. Stirling Castle is also only 30 minutes away. "The Hill House" museum, devoted to Charles Rennie Mackintosh is also closeby, where you can appreciate one of Scotlands best known architects.

In the village of Drymen itself, you'll discover a range of great pubs (including Scotland's oldest, The Clachan established in 1764) and restaurants, art galleries and craft shops as well as the local general stores and post office.

Or if retail therapy is your thing, take the short 35 minute trip to Glasgow (famous as the UK's second shopping city - only London can beat it) for fabulous designer shops and malls.

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