Winter is one of the best time’s to visit Scotland and admire the amazing scenery in all it’s scenic glory. Cosy up for a self catering break at Gareloch Cottage during the winter months (we’ve got plenty of extra throw’s to snuggle up in). The house is perfectly located to visit some of the most iconic natural beauty spots. You only have to go up to our first floor terrace to get a bird’s eye view of Gareloch and the surrounding mountains which can change dramatically from sunrise to sunset.
Capture the Northern Lights (main pic)
Yes really! It has been known that during the winter months when the nights are longer and darker, there’s a higher chance of seeing them. The best chance of spotting them is in the ‘dark sky’ area of the Trossachs National Park because they’re rural areas so you can see more stars with the naked eye.
Just a short drive from Gareloch Cottage is Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Keen photographers will love capturing the scenic beauty of the frost and snowy landscapes.
There are activites all year round and you could even dip your toe into the icy water off the shores of nearby Luss, a pretty village with a stretch of shoreline on the Loch and plenty of places to warm up with a hot toddy after.
Discover one of Scotland’s climbing and hiking gems, The Munros
Covered in snow, Ben Lomond is one of the most iconic Munros and you can see it from a distance from various paths including the pretty village of Luss, or from Firkin Point, which is a popular view point on the Western shores of Loch Lomond.