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Discover the local area

Explore the Wonders of Scotland

Knockderry is a wonderful base for a wide variety of sightseeing and activity holidays.

Whether you are after the breathtaking mountain scenery and hills for walking, or some of the best golf courses or sailing in Scotland, we are centrally located and able to offer good local advice and help in organising your activities during your stay.

Our Local Area

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Inveraray

Visit Inveraray, the estate town built by the 3rd Duke of Argyll in the mid 1700’s. and enjoy the cosy atmosphere of the George Hotel, visit Inveraray Jail Museum and the seat of the current Duke of Argyll, Inveraray Castle.


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Geilston House and Gardens

Geilston Gardens

Geilston Gardens, represent the style of the many small country houses that were once found along the banks of the River Clyde. The house is not open to the public, but the 10 acres of gardens and grounds offer a delightful visit to the area.


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Hill House

The Hill House

The Hill House, Helensburgh, was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for the Blackie family in 1902. The house is currently undergoing a comprehensive refurbishment but the gardens are open to the public.


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Dumberton Castle

Dumbarton Castle

Dumbarton Castle sits spectacularly on a volcanic rock overlooking the Firth of Clyde and is the ancient capital of Strathclyde worth a visit for the magnificent views across the Clyde.


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The Cobbler

The Cobbler

The Cobbler (also known as Ben Arthur) and Ben Lomond are two iconic Scottish walks and both within a short drive of each other and the hotel.


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Pouring Whiskey

Distilleries

There are two distilleries nearby, Glengoyne is a Highland Distillery whilst Auchentoshan is one of only two Lowland distilleries and is famous for its unique tripled distilled malt


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Denny Museum

The Denny Tank Museum is part of the Scottish Maritime Museum and preserves the world’s first commercial ship model experiment tank which was built in 1882 by the Denny brothers.


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Glenfinnan Viaduct

West Highland Train Line

Voted the World’s Best Rail Journey in the Wanderlust Travel Awards 2009. One of the most memorable train journeys in the world and can be easily accessed from nearby Garelochhead Station.


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Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond

The largest fresh water loch in Scotland, it is a stunning place to visit for landscapes and wildlife and we recommend that you take time to explore.


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Day Trips

Experience the magic of Loch Lomond’s magnificent scenery from the comfort of one of Cruise Loch Lomonds specially designed cruises. 


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Canoeing

Water Sports

The spectacular waters of Loch Lomond are fantastic for canoeing and kayaking with the lochs many islands providing interesting bays and narrow straights to explore. 


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Loch Long Boats

Sailing

The Clyde Estuary provides excellent sailing and watersports within its many sea lochs. If you have your own boat, Knockderry House has 6 of its own well-maintained mooring.


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Open Water Swimming

Swimming

Loch Lomond is a popular place for people to swim throughout the summer regardless of whether its for fun of for training. I


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Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayaking

Loch Long, forms a sea loch extends 20 miles and is similar to a fjord, and is popular for watersports, such as diving among many wrecks that scatter the loch, and kayaking


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Golf

Within the immediate area are several splendid golf courses such as Cardross Golf Club and Helensburgh Golf Club, both of which overlook the Firth of Clyde. 
 


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Fishing

Fishing

The Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park offers anglers a wide choice of fishing on Loch Lomond, whilst closer to home Loch Long offers good fishing from the shore or a boat.

 


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Cycling

Cycling

Cycling is the best way to get around the peninsula and beyond and there are several bike hire companies within easy reach so if you can’t bring your own bike you can pick one up once you get here.

 


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Walking Routes

For the independent explorer, there are a variety of walks around Knockderry Hotel suitable for all abilities. 


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