This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Callander.
Callander, Scotland, is located in central Scotland, halfway between Edinburgh, the Scottish capital, and Fort William, the capital of the Highlands. Callander can be the perfect location for your time in this side of Scotland if you are planning to base yourself centrally and cover as much as possible from one central location with the help of your own vehicle. Callander is not only situated at the gate to the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park -- with places like Balloch, Ben Lomond, and the Queen Elisabeth Forest Park only a stone's throw away -- but it's also fifteen minutes' drive from Stirling, a historic town famous for its impressive medieval castle as well as the William Wallace monument. Moreover, from Callander, you can reach the two most important cities of Scotland -- Glasgow and Edinburgh -- after half an hour's ride, which makes it ideal for daytrips to discover everything that central Scotland has to offer.
Finding accommodation in Callander has the added benefit of being in a perfectly tranquil setting, with lovely walks starting right on your doorstep. The Callander - Balquhidder Trail is an easy four-kilometer walk through the picturesque countryside leading up to the grave of the famous Scottish hero, Rob Roy.
Once in Callander, you should not miss out on a trip to the Bracklinn Waterfalls, a beautiful and quiet place made special by the unique wooden bridge from which you can observe the falls.
And the best news is that you will not have to spend a fortune on accommodation here as there are a few hostels in Callander, Scotland, waiting for you right on the spot. Whether you prefer a typical, simple, bunk-bed-type place housed in a lovely historic building or a more high-standard, modern hostel aimed specifically at the friends of nature, here you will find something to fit your taste and budget.
Written by local enthusiast for Callander hostelsJudyM