Affordable hotel located in the Scottish region of Stirling
An historic building with modern features, the Dreadnought Hotel Callander offers guests a simplistic yet comfortable stay in the Stirling region of Scotland.
Named for the motto of the Clan McNab, the original seventeenth century builders of the property, the 2-star hotel features 60 guestrooms that include television, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone, and wake up calls as standard. Each room also includes an en-suite bathroom.
The hotel allows pets and has a number of family rooms. Many of the rooms have beautiful views across the Scottish countryside. The hotel’s wood-panelled lounge bar is popular not only with guests but also the locals, serving food throughout the day. A stained glass window within the hotel has been listed as a Grade II structure, adding further historical importance to the building.
Those staying in this small Scottish burgh will find that a number of destinations and activities are only a short drive away, whilst Callander itself has a small number of attractions.
Perhaps the number one purpose for those staying at the Dreadnought Hotel Callander is to appreciate the fresh Scottish air and the marvellous landscapes and scenery. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, which Callander is considered the gateway to, provides all of this.
The park, which covers approximately 720 square miles, is perfect for those looking to get in touch with nature. Amongst the scenery visitors can expect are vast expanses of natural vegetation and forests, large mountains and hills, as well as the lochs (lakes) themselves.
Loch Lomond is popular amongst water-sport enthusiast, with sailing, water-skiing, and kayaking all prevalent on its waters. Hikers and mountain bikers are also a regular sight. In fact, long cycle tracks can be found throughout the region. Some of these stick to comfortable, low inclines trails whilst others venture up steep inclines. That’s something to keep in mind when hiring a bicycle.
Whilst Scotland is famed for its golf courses, this region is no different. Guests can play golf at Loch Lomond, or slightly closer to home, at the Callander golf course which is located close to the hotel.
The burgh itself is popular with walkers, with a number of different routes that can be taken. Much of the old Callander and Oban railway line has been converted into a cycle track, known as Rob Roy Way, which cyclists and pedestrians make firm use of.
During the year Callander also hosts a number of festivals and events, including its own version of the World Highland Games and a very popular beer festival.
For those that tire of the peace and quiet, longing for a bit of excitement, Callander is within reach of several of Scotland’s major towns and cities. Stirling is 13 miles away whilst Glasgow (24 miles) and Edinburgh (43 miles) can be reached relatively easily. Within these three locations, visitors can find any number of things to do and places to see. The journey to and from these towns is also as scenic as the area immediately surrounding the Dreadnought Hotel Callander.