An excellent base for walking, cycling, sailing and fly-fishing, Aberfoyle, which sits on the upper reaches of the Forth, is the southern gateway to The Trossachs. It sits close the forest of Loch Ard, the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park and Scotland's only natural ‘lake', the Lake of Monteith.
It was little more than an isolated Highland village until the end of the 18th century but was made famous through the novels of Sir Walter Scott who stayed at the Old Manse and saw most of the surrounding countryside from horseback.
At one time the town was a key centre for slate quarrying. At its peak more than one million roof slates were produced each year.
A ferry takes visitors to the island of Inchmahome where a ruined Augustine priory sheltered the young Mary, Queen of Scots, as she fled for her life in 1547. To the north is the Duke's Road, which takes travellers over the hills to Loch Achray and into the heart of The Trossachs. Built by the Duke of Montrose around 1810, it was only opened to the public in 1931.
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