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This fabulous castle apartment is perfect for a holiday and is in the ideal setting geographically being close to Gleneagles, Perth, Stirling and Edinburgh. Beautifully restored and refurbished, this delightful first floor apartment within this Victorian Castle, is set within immaculate grounds with outstanding views across to the Ochil Hills. Dollarbeg Castle is the perfect setting for a romantic week away or to be based centrally within Scotland to tour the region.

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Over one hundred years old, Dollar is typical of the Scottish village golf courses. Set out by Ben Sayers on the slopes of the Ochils it is unusual in that, dictated by the terrain, there are no bunkers. The signature hole is the Second which is only 97 yards long but it is a blind shot to an elevated green where failure to get up will likely cost you. A short course built before the days of modern technology it is, nevertheless, a fair challenge. Hilly and testing, every shot requires careful thought. A burn features on some seven holes, there are decisions to be made on the tee and every shot has to be played with terrain and the vagaries of Scottish weather in mind. Let those who want to play their target golf play it, this is the traditional variety!

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The exploration of the gorges of the Dollar Glen have been popular since Victorian times. The walk crosses many bridges, viewpoints and the impressive Castle Campbell and is a good walk to interest children although care should be taken in many places.

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This fine independent museum was set up in 1988 and occupies two floors of an early 19th century woollen mill and has permanent displays about the history of Dollar and its environs.

On the first floor is a reading and research room and on the second floor Dollar Museum has a temporary exhibition programme and new exhibitions that are updated regularly.

The main exhibition for 2018 is “The Dollar Community and the Great War”, marks 100 years since the end of the 1st world war. The second exhibition, The Bicentenary of Dollar Academy, celebrates the 200th anniversary of the founding of Dollar Academy in 1818. The third exhibition display celebrates 30 years of Dollar Museum. The museum which first opened in Easter 1988 in the old school house then moved up to the Castle Campbell hall.

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2 Castle Rd, Dollar FK14 7BE, UK 0.91 km

The Canyoning Company are driven by passion to give you the most authentic, memorable and unique canyoning adventure.

The team at The Canyoning Company have unmatched level of experience and knowledge to create a safe, fun and enjoyable experience.

Both Dollar Canyon and Alva Canyon have some incredible features. With jumps, natural water flumes and loads of waterfalls. Dollar Canyon is more suitable for beginners whereas Alva Canyon is for people who are fit, adventurous and looking for something more.

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With its idyllic setting on the banks of the River Devon, Dollar Lodge and Holiday Home Park offers the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Nestled on the outskirts of Dollar, the park offers the perfect location for fishing, bird watching, hill-walking or golf. It’s also a great base for exploring the many attractions Central Scotland has to offer with Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, St Andrews, Dundee, Perth, Loch Lomond and Gleneagles all within an hours drive.

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Discover the drama of this brooding medieval castle, set high above tree- covered ravines and plunging burns on the edge of the Ochil Hills. This was the lowland residence of the powerful Campbell dynasty, where the Protestant reformed came to preach and Mary Queen of Scots came to feast.

What to see and do:

  • Take in the location high above Dollar Glen – Castle Campbell is one of the most dramatically positioned castles in Scotland.
  • Step inside one of Scotland’s best-preserved tower houses, a structure built back in the 1400s.
  • Stroll down the loggia, an open walkway more often found in the warmer climates of Italy and Spain.
  • Explore the attractive terraced gardens where the Campbells could walk and enjoy spectacular views down the glen.
  • Spot ‘John Knox’s pulpit’ in the garden – said to be the site of a sermon given by the firebrand Protestant preacher in 1556.
  • View films about Scottish history made by local experts and enthusiasts from the Forth Valley.
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The height of luxury only 13 miles from Gleneagles Golf Course. Perfect Ryder Cup accommodation for those that appreciate the finer things in life.

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Muircot Farm, Tillicoultry FK13 6LS 2.15 km

Enjoy a light lunch or delicious home baking in our spacious purpose-built coffee shop and browse our shop’s well-stocked shelves to discover the best of local and seasonal produce.

While only a short distance from Stirling, they are situated in the heart of Clackmannanshire – enjoying magnificent, uninterrupted views over the Ochil Hills.

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Kennels Cottage, Dollarbeg, FK14 7PA 2.17 km

Kennels Cottage, a former gamekeepers cottage, is a boutique style bed and breakfast, described as ‘Perfect’ by Alistair Sawdays Guide of Special places to stay. They offer five-star accommodation and service at bed and breakfast prices.

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Classic car rental – Vintage sports cars to tour Scotland in style. Caledonian Classic Car Hire’s service cannot be beaten, having a 12 year proven track record.

At Caledonian Classic car rental they pride themselves on offering personal service and customer satisfaction. All you have to do is arrive and they will take care of the rest.

 

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Blairingone 2.75 km

Soroba House is a newly refurbished one bedroom self-catering cottage. The accommodation comprises of a double bedroom, lounge with sofa bed & T.V. with FreeSat, fully fitted kitchen with fridge, freezer, washing machine & free standing cooker with oven, toilet with shower.

This is an ideal location for Knockhill Racing Circuit, Solsgirth Wedding Venue, Ryder Cup at Gleneagles or other Central Scotland Visitor Attractions.

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Blairingone Church, Dollar 2.85 km

Blairingone Church, Grade C Listed, has now been transformed into the most beautiful self-catering holiday home. The refurbishment has been done sensitively, with the emphasis on quality, enhancing the original characteristics of the property – especially the stained glass windows which have now restored to their former glory. The kitchen has everything visitors need for modern living, a lovely sitting room where you can relax after a day’s outing, lovely comfortable bedrooms, and the most luxurious bathrooms where you can recharge your ‘batteries’. All of this for your pleasure and enjoyment.

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The exterior of this house does not do justice to the wonderful interiors and surroundings. Holeburn House is a big, spacious and bright house, with a wonderful open plan flow to it and marvelous views of a delightful large garden. Decks and balconies surround this house and the garden is a pleasure – lawns and flower beds and a burn at the foot. Behind is farmland and the Ochil hills, making it the perfect location for a relaxing stay.

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Firpark Ski Centre, in Tillicoultry, offers a whole range of snow sport activities throughout the year on its 120m dry ski slope. Firpark offers skiing, snowboarding and blading for people of all levels of experience, with expert tuition given by their experienced instructors.

For something different they have tubing lets, which allow up to 15 people to descend the slope in tubes (similar to a large inner tube) just for fun. This activity is great fun and suitable for all age groups. To book a tubing session please telephone the Leisure Booking line on (01259) 213131.

Inside the Centre they offer cold drinks and confectionery.

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For over 35 years Sterling’s flagship store has been constantly evolving to offer new products and services to their customers. Bigger and better than ever, this really is a store like no other. With not only the largest selection of furniture in the country but also departments offering interior design, flooring, home accessories, garden centre, lighting, food hall, cookshop and clothing.

Their two newest departments, Bathrooms and Kitchens, are newly opened. After you’ve expereinced all Sterling has to offer for your home, why not relax and enjoy a drink, snack or sit-down meal at our Mill Cafe or Butterfly Restaurant.

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The Mill Cafe, large and family friendly, is located next to their Homestore. Their aim is to provide fresh drinks, snacks and hot meals that, wherever possible, are prepared with local ingredients. Mill Cafe know that your time is precious and so your meals will be prepared as quickly as possible and brought to your table by one of their hospitality team. Their menu changes daily with exciting specials created depending on the seasonal ingredients available.

Situated opposite the main front entrance the fully licenced Butterfly Restaurant is the perfect place for a more leisurely sit-down meal or spot of afternoon tea. The traditional indoor setting is complimented by a large outdoor seating area that’s surrounded by a fresh herb garden.

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Tillicoultry 4.04 km

Friendly, tastefully decorated b&b and adjoining bistro with French Boules Pistes and views of Ochil Hills from guest patio area. Located close to Sterling Designer Outlet village, golf courses, shops, pubs, cafes, and cycle routes along the River Devon. Hill walking and other activities in the area. Stirling is only 9 miles away and Alloa 3 miles (train station for Glasgow and Edinburgh).

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Muckhart 4.16 km

Marion and Stuart Robertson extend you a warm Scottish welcome to Baldiesburn, a cosy, traditional country house built around 1750 between Dollar and Pool of Muckhart villages in the conveniently central location of the “Wee County” of Clackmannanshire. Surrounded by the stunning Ochil Hills and invigorated by the fresh country air, visitors to Baldiesburn can unwind to enjoy a memorable interlude untroubled by the pressures of the day. Baldiesburn combines the classic aesthetics of a compact Scottish country Bed & Breakfast where you want them and modern facilities where you need them. A perfect balance.

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Tillicoultry 4.18 km
The independent restaurant is now a rare breed, which makes Juniper Bar and Grill even more determined to create something special and unique.
The ethos of their food is very simple; where possible they source Scottish produce from local suppliers including sustainable fish, grass fed beef and lamb and local game. Juniper’s aim is to buy from family run businesses within a 30 mile radius and not from multi national companies. They believe in supporting the Scottish food industry and the local economy.  Located in Tillicoultry, surrounded by the beautiful Ochil hills and countryside, they are driven by the seasonality and the best of what mother nature provides. This allows them to aspire towards their dream of ultimate quality.
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Tillicoultry 4.27 km

If you don’t know it and haven’t been before, The Woolpack is an institution. Generations of drinkers use the pub and as tenders of the bar it is a great responsibility to make sure that standards that have been in place for over 100 years are maintained. The pub recently won The C.A.M.R.A. Forth Valley pub of the year and it is in Cask Real Ales where we excel, with a choice of four ales, using breweries from all over the country to ensure there is always a variety of tastes and flavours for our customers.

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