is an attractive family run guest house which has been in the same ownership
since 1983. It is situated in its own grounds on the west side of Callander
within easy walking distance of the town centre.
Riverview Guest House Accommodation
The house is graded 3 stars by the Scottish Tourist Board indicating
a very high standard offering the following:
· Double, twin and single bedrooms – all with en-suite facilities
· Hospitality tray
· Colour TV in all bedrooms
· Full central heating
· Comfortable residents lounge
· Full breakfast with choice on menu
· Private car park.
We do not offer evening meals as the area offers a good variety of restaurants.
No pets allowed.
No smoking permitted
Activities and Attractions
Callander is the ideal location for motoring to such places as the port
of Oban on the west coast, historic Glen Coe & Fort William to the
north and the home of golf at St Andrew’s in the east.
Glasgow and Edinburgh are less than an hour by car or you can let the
train take the strain from Dunblane Station a twenty minutes drive from
A day trip can incorporate a visit to a distillery such as Glenturret,
to a museum at Stirling Castle, a palace at Scone, Scotland’s canals
- too many places to list. Doune Castle is the nearest to Callander &
dates back to the 1300s.
Walking, Cycling & Sailing
If however you want to forget the car Callander is a Mecca for walking
and cycling. Cycles can be hired locally. Much of the National Park is
owned and managed by the Forestry Commission who provide an extensive
network of paths suitable for walking cycling and even horse riding.
Glen Finglas, owned by the Woodland Trust, is a particular favourite
as it is described as a glen for all seasons. A large selection of maps
covering the area are available from Footprint or any Tourist Office.
Many of the lochs provide a variety of water sports but the real jewel
in the crown is the Steamship Sir Walter Scott which has been sailing
on Loch Katrine for over a century.
This is a great day out as a sail can be combined with walking or you
can hire a bicycle at the pier. If the weather turns nasty you can enjoy
the indoor facilities at The McLaren Leisure Centre.
Venachar Lochside is a wonderful wateredge centre set in stunning scenery
about 4 miles from Callander. Facilities include boat hire, fishing, fly
fishing tuition, outdoor shop and a licensed cafe providing great food.
The other must for anglers is James Bayne, Fishing Tackle Shop, Main Street,
Callander selling tackle, permits and so on.
An almost endless list of birds of prey patrol the skies over the national
park and can include buzzard, red kite, osprey and golden eagle. The Trossachs
Bird of Prey Trail has been established to give you the best chance of
observing these magnificent creatures in flight.
Roe deer are seen throughout the park especially at dawn and dusk. Red
deer tend to stay on the higher mountain areas but often move down the
slopes in the winter to find food. The wooded areas are home to a wide
variety of small birds and red squirrels.
There are numerous golf courses within travelling distance of Callander
including Glen Eagles and St Andrew’s. However, probably the best
value for money is to use The National Park Golf Pass which allows the
visitor to play five quality golf courses within the area. This includes
Callander area provides a wide selection of restaurants. The nearest to
Riverview is Poppies which has a delightful bar and an excellent restaurant.
The Lade Inn at Kilmahog provides great food and has live music on a Friday
& Saturday nights.
The Claymore Bar & the Riverside Inn provide good “pub grub”
bar meals. For the more adventurous, the Chinese and Indian in Callander
offer a marvellous alternative. For those staying at Lochview Barn the
nearest is the excellent Strathyre Inn & Bistro offering a wide and
Callander also has a selection of tearooms and of course three excellent
fish and chip shops. For self-catering needs there is the choice of a
Tesco Express or a Co-op Supermarket.
Callander and the Trossachs feel worlds apart from the bustle
of city life, yet it is less than an hour from Glasgow and not much more
from Edinburgh. It is only a 20-minute drive to the Motorway Network.
From the south, the easiest way to reach Callander is to take the M9 Motorway
to junction 10 at Stirling and then join the A84 road which is well signposted
to Callander & the Trossachs.
Riverview Guest House is in the west of the town on the A84 which runs
from Stirling in the South to Lochearnhead in the North. If you are coming
from Skye, Fort William or Oban take the A85 and A84 to Callander.
The easiest is railway station is at Stirling (16 miles) and it is a short
walk to the bus station where you can take a bus to Callander. The transport
company First Group will be of help.
Glasgow airport and Edinburgh airport are each about a one hours' drive
away whilst Prestwick airport is approximately two hours' drive.
There are numerous ferry routes to the UK from the continent but the nearest
is Rosyth to Zeebrugge by Superfast Ferries. Rosyth is a 45 minute drive
Riverview Guest House enquiries & reservations: email@example.com