Cheap Hotels in Bridge Of Allan
Hotels in Bridge Of Allan
Bridge of Allan is a charming historic Spa town with plenty to attract visitors with its mix of Scottish history, stunning countryside and fine Victorian buildings. Situated in the Trossachs, a small woodland glen in the Stirling area, Bridge of Allan is what many dream of finding in Scotland. The epic countryside which Scotland is famous for with the warm welcome and local charms of a town nestled in the hills.
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Bridge of Allan developed as a popular spa resort in the 19th century when the great and the good came to enjoy its clean air and modern facilities. Authors including Charles Dickens were regular visitors during its heyday and Sir Walter Scott famously wrote his poem The Lady of the Lake about the area. Many of the town's original handsome Victorian villas and public buildings can still be seen today.
In case you were ever in danger of forgetting that you were in the Gateway to the Highlands, Bridge of Allan is overlooked by the National Wallace Monument just outside nearby Stirling, and the scene of Scotland's victory at The Battle of Stirling Bridge. The visitor centre attached to this famous Scottish landmark is packed full of exhibits and displays to walk you through the heroic life of Sir William Wallace, the â€˜Guardian of Scotland'.
Walking is one of the most popular activities for visitors to Bridge of Allan which has so much spectacular Scottish countryside on its doorstep. A popular walk to Dunblane along the Darn Road was reportedly a favourite of Robert Louis Stevenson, and legend has it that a cave on the road was the inspiration for Ben Gunn's cave in Treasure Island.
If you'd rather someone else did all the hard work for you, why not pick up a four-legged friend at the Drumbrae Riding Centre which boasts outstanding panoramic views of the area and offers riding lessons as well as treks across the surrounding area.
The Highland Games
If you're lucky enough to be in Bridge of Allan in August, you could enjoy the thrilling spectacle of one of Scotland's premier Highland Games which is hosted just outside the town between Stirling Castle, The Ochil Hills and the Wallace Monument â€“ what could be more Scottish than an afternoon of Scottish dancing and caber tossing set to bagpipe music?
Eating and drinking
For a light bite to fortify you for a day's walking or sightseeing, drop into the Allanwater cafÃ© for a spot of lunch. For dinner, there's traditional pub grub in the Westerton Arms, great quality pasta and pizza in the family-run Vecchia Bologna restaurant, or a delicious curry at Rana's Indian.
Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Bridge Of Allan
Which hotels are the most popular ones to stay at in Bridge Of Allan?One of the best hotels to stay in Bridge Of Allan is Royal Hotel.
What is the cheapest price for a hotel in Bridge Of Allan?Royal Hotel in Bridge Of Allan offers one night in a double room at the price of £98.
What are the best hotels in Bridge Of Allan near the center?Royal Hotel is located in the central neighborhood of Bridge Of Allan.
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