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Stronachlachar is not so much a village as an odd little collection of cottages and houses some of which once belonged to Scottish Water when they had a base there. Some of the cottages now make lovely holiday lets. Beside the steamer pier there is a tearoom which opens during the holiday season with quite an extensive and interesting menu. To get to Stronachlachar, either park at the Trossachs pier at the east end of Loch Katrine and take the steamer, or you can drive there via Aberfoyle and then north past Loch Ard.

So why visit Stronachlachar?

It's one of the most lovely and peaceful locations in the area.

It has a pier where the steamer SS Sir Walter Scot arrives, a short walk from Glen Gyle House, birthplace of Rob Roy MacGregor.

It's near 'Royal Cottage', built for Queen Victoria on the occasion of the opening of the aquaduct for the new water supply to Glasgow - she never used it as the windows shattered during the 21 gun salute!

It is at the end of the cycletrack / footpath from the Trossachs pier at the east end of Loch Katrine, and Inversnaid on Loch Lomond is only 5 miles away.

The drive to Stronachlachar from Aberfoyle is an absolute pleasure and is one of Scotland's most scenic roads.