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How to Spend a Relaxing Couple’s Retreat in Callander

Leny Estate is the perfect place to get away from the stress of everyday life and escape to the serene surroundings with your partner. Relaxing doesn’t have to mean doing nothing with your time. We have compiled a list of our favourite local attractions that will appeal to everyone’s different definitions of peaceful. We hope this list helps you and your partner have a lovely stay in Callander.

Galleria Luti

Galleria Luti is an art gallery specialising in original pieces of art from some of Scotland’s most prolific contemporary artists. There is a strong emphasis on colour with bold and distinctive pieces which would enhance any collection. The gallery showcases Art at affordable prices in a relaxed and welcoming environment. This gallery is only a 5-minute drive from Leny Estate, so why not take an afternoon to view exquisite art and possibly purchase some for your own home? Visiting Galleria Luti makes for a very sweet daytime date!

Inchmahome Priory by Ferry

Set on an island in the Lake of Menteith, Inchmahome is an idyllically situated Augustinian monastery dating from 1238. In 1547 the priory served as a refuge for the young Queen Mary, aged four, hidden here for a few weeks following the disastrous defeat of the Scots army at the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh. Aboard the ferry right next to the Lake of Menteith Hotel for a short ten-minute crossing to the island. Explore the beautiful surroundings with your significant other. Pack a picnic and enjoy each other’s company as well as the history of the ground you are walking and explore the ruins of the once magnificent priory.

Scottish Antique and Arts Centre

If you are a vintage and art lover, then this place is for you! The Scottish Antique and Arts Centre has an unrivalled selection of antiques and collectables from Scotland and further afield compliment perfectly the constantly evolving ranges of gifts and home accessories. It also has a Café/Restaurant and delicatessen. A day out to the antique and arts centre is a captivating date with all of the antique shopping peace and fun! After your shopping experience you can have lunch in their own lovely café.

Cameron House Spa

It doesn’t get much more relaxing than a trip to the spa. Cameron house is a gorgeous spa with many amenities. The spa offers an amazing couples spa day package which includes a 90-minute massage, personalised facial, 2-hour use of their thermal & hydro experience, access to the rooftop pool, access to their main swimming area for relaxing, this package also includes a 2-course lunch for the both of you. Now if this doesn’t scream ‘serene day’, I don’t know what does!

Falls of Leny

The Falls of Leny provide an impressive target on this straightforward walk from Callander. Starting from the town centre the route follows the combined cycle-walkway along the old railway line following the river upstream and then returns through oak woodland before rejoining the cycle track. The Falls of Leny are for our more active relaxers. The walk is surrounded by nature and makes for a peaceful day, whilst still getting your steps in. The view of the falls is unbeatable, the calming sound of the waterfall is just what you need on your couple’s getaway.

Food And Drinks

If you are not one for shopping, picnics, exploring or cooking, there are many fantastic places to eat and drink in the area! Our top recommendations are:

Deli Ecosse is a café and deli in the centre of Callander, offering a range of home cooked Scottish based cuisine. All day breakfast, fresh filled baguettes and scrumptious scones and cakes on offer at very reasonable prices.

The Lade Inn serves hearty Scottish locally sourced produce with exclusive house real ales in a friendly, traditional pub. Scottish Real Ale shop on site. Food served all day. Live Scottish bands on Friday and Saturday evenings. The Lade Inn is a short walk from Leny Estate.

The Byre Inn is a cosy country pub offering quality food, beer and wine. Enjoy the quaint interior with exposed stone walls and roaring log fire, just the thing after a long walk in the countryside. They are open 7 days from noon till late.

Leny Estate is the ideal place to visit in order to have a peaceful couples retreat from your everyday life and stressors. We hope your stay is full of serenity and love as you shop art and antiques, have a spa day, explore ruins, find the magnificent Falls of Leny, or dine in the place of your choice. You may decide that what relaxes you the most is staying in your accommodation and experiencing our gorgeous grounds, but whatever you decide to do we hope you enjoy your stay at Leny Estate, and we wish for your future return!

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