Dingieshowe Cottage, at the foot of the Campsie Fells

There are a lot of interesting tourist sites within easy reach, and there are numerous tourist leaflets in the house to help you choose.

If you like walking, hiking and cycling, there is plenty of opportunity – the Thomas Muir Way passes just behind the house, and there are many other walks you can reach without the need of a car. (www.mapmywalk.com/gb/lennoxtown-sct/).

Loch Lomond is about 25 minutes drive, along a beautiful route, and the Trossachs, the area famous for Rob Roy McGregor and its lovely scenery. (www.lochlomond-trossachs.org). Falkirk with the The Falkirk Wheel (the world's only rotating boat lift) is an amazing thing to see, and the Kelpies in the Helix Park (www.thekelpies.co.uk) (www.thehelix.co.uk) - the world's largest equine sculptures. www.falkirk.gov.uk/services/tourism-visitor-attractions/ will give you links to these.

Stirling is 30 minutes drive on the faster motorway, or about 40 minutes over the lovely Campsie Fells and Fintry Hills. The Castle there, the Wallace Monument and the Bannockburn Heritage Centre and a stroll round this historic town will give you a good day out and a taste of Scottish History! (www.visitstirling.org)

Or a trip into Glasgow (25 minutes) has super shopping, an ancient Cathedral, lots of museums including the Glasgow Art Galleries, the famous Burrell collection and the amazing Transport Museum. (www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractions-g186534-Activities-Glasgow_Scotland.html).

Or sail from there down the Firth of Clyde on PS Waverley, the last seagoing paddle steamer in the world (www.waverleyexcursions.co.uk)

Edinburgh is only 45 miles to the East, along good roads, with its famous castle, impressive old town, magnificent Scottish Parliament buildings, St. Giles Cathedral, Scott Monument, Princes Street Gardens – or go and meet the pandas in Edinburgh Zoo! (www.edinburghzoo.org.uk).

There is a wide range of tourist leaflets in the house, providing suggestions suitable for all ages, and all weathers.

Contact us if you would like us to investigate any particular interest you may have.