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Lochearnhead

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Lochearnhead is a small Village at the west end of Loch Earn, 55 miles north of Glasgow, 14 miles north of Callander, 37 miles west of Perth. The Village of St Fillans is 7 miles east at the east end on the Loch.

The Village is popular for its Hotels, Clachan Bar Diner, Wakeschool Watersports, Holiday Cottages, and Hiking the 985m / 3,232ft Ben Vorlich Mountain.

There are also a number of Walks in the area.

Lochearnhead Map Large Images
Hotels B&Bs Self Catering
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Click on Map for area Attractions & Mountains

Camping & Touring Parks in area

The image top is of from the South Side of Loch Earn looking north to Lochearnhead.

The second image is of the Lochearnhead Hotel in the centre of the Village with its on Garden and Jetty on Loch Earn.

The third image is of the Clachan Bar / Diner in Lochernhead centre with views over Loch Earn.

The Wakeschool and Clachan Cottage Hotel are next to The Clachan Bar. The Wakeschool offers Hire and High Speed Watersports.

On the east side of Lochearnhead are the Briar Holiday Cottages with their own Garden at Loch Earn.

Loch Earn Holiday Park is on the south side of Loch Earn with a range of Caravans for holidays. The Park has a Jetty and Pitches for Tourers.

The 985m / 3,232ft Ben Vorlich mountain is on the south side of Loch Earn, with a Car Park about 3 miles from Lochearnhead, a good fairly safe Hike.

The 975m / 3,199ft Stuc a Chroin mountain is just behind Ben Vorlich, a good mountain for Scrambling. There are also a number of other top Mountains close by, see the Click on Map.

Ardvorlich House is on the south side of Loch Earn, you get good views of this House from the Ben Vorlich Hike. Ardvorlich was built for the Stuart's in the 1790s.

Edinample Castle is also on the south side of Loch Earn, you get this view from South Loch Earn Road, built for the Campbell's in the 1500s.

Lochearnhead Area History:

8,000 BC - soon after the last Ice Age, people were populating this area, with Arrowheads found by a local Policeman from that era.

1100s on - Clans - MacNeish, MacLaren, MacGregor, Campbell and Stewart gained control of land in this area.

1488 - Stuart's, relations of the Kings of Scotland, were awarded land in this area around Loch Earn, soon building a Castle on the south side of Loch Earn at Ardvolrich.

1584 - Endinample Castle was built for Clan Campbell on the south side of Loch Earn, said to be on land bought from the Stuart's, this is now a Private Home.

1620 - 7 Macdonalds from Glencoe were killed during a raid on Ardvorlich Castle.

1689 - Rob Roy MacGregor from this area joined the Jacobites in an attempt to overthrow the King. Rob Roy became one of the most famouse people in Scottish History with Books and Films about him living as an Outlaw. His Grave is at Balquidder 7 miles southwest of Lochearnhead. Rob Roy was related to the Campbell's and MacDonald's.

1790 - Ardvorlich House was built for the Stuart's to replace their old Castle, this is now a Private Home.

1955 - Water Skiing began on Loch Earn with the Loch still popular for Watersports to this day.

1993 - an annual Sheep Sheering competion began at Lochearnhead.

For more History visit wiki/Lochearnhead

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