Cardross is a gateway to the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

It is just 2 miles south of the Lake of Menteith, the only lake in Scotland and with historic links to Robert the Bruce and Mary Queen of Scots.

Flanders Moss is another area for outstanding wildlife and nature trails.

Farm Shops, Cafes and Local Villages:

There are a number of local farm shops and cafes selling innovative products from the surrounding areas. The two closest to Cardross are The Woodhouse and The Smiddy.

The local villages and towns around Cardross are also charming places to spend a morning or afternoon browsing the highstreets or relaxing over coffee and watching the world pass by. Some great places to visit within 30 minutes of Cardross are:

  • Aberfoyle, which is at the feet of the Trossachs and en route to the Duke’s Pass
  • Callander, home to a number of restaurants and local events such as The Blues and Jazz festival
  • Doune, a charming antique centre and Doune Castle


Historic Cities

The nearest city to Cardross is Stirling, a 20 minute drive. The city is home to many historic sites including one of Scotland’s grandest castles, Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument and nearby historic Bannockburn.

Dunblane is also a 20 minute drive. A picturesque small city with its beautiful Cathedral and one of the few surviving medieval churches in Scotland

Also easily accessible by car or train for day trips are Edinburgh and Glasgow, both approximately 50 minutes train/drive.

Take a look at a suggested list of locations and itineraries put together by SNH.

Food & Drink

The local area has a number of great places for a meal as well, to give a ‘taster’: