This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and 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 Crianlarich. To help you make friends with Crianlarich before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Crianlarich, Scotland, or as it is most commonly referred to, "The Gateway to the Scottish Highlands," is located in the centre of Scotland and if you are planning to stay in a strategic place and discover everything the country has to offer from there, you could not even ask for a better place!
Functioning as a major crossroads for most of its existence, Crianlarich is at the bottom of the Trossachs Mountains, with several Munro mountains surrounding the town. In Scotland, a Munro signifies a mountain with a height above three thousand feet, and as "Munro bagging" (the conquest of these mountains) is a popular hobby in Scotland, you should expect these mountains to be well marked and easily accessible. Moreover, Crianlarich is also on the West Highland Way, an extremely popular multi-day hiking route that leads from Milngavie to Fort William.
However, if you have your own vehicle, some of the most exciting spots of Scotland are only a stone's throw away. Loch Lomond is one of the most romantic lakes of the country, with beautiful, quaint little villages along its shores and the most southernly Munro, Ben Lomond offering an easy hike on its northern side. But if you are here, it would be a shame to miss out on the Highlands, with some of the wildest and most breathtaking scenery you will ever see on the British Isles. A visit to Fort William can give you access to Ben Nevis, the highest mountain of Britain, but even if you are not a keen hiker, just driving along Glencoe will definitely take your breath away!
And best of all, you do not have to spend a fortune to be able to stay in this amazing central location -- you will be able to find a Crianlarich, Scotland hostel to suit you! With simple but comfortable bunks, nice views, and an excellent location near all the hiking trails, you will definitely not regret choosing Crianlarich for your vacation!
Written by local enthusiast for Crianlarich hostelsJudyM