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Good for families

A walk in the park

 A short stay at Blair Drummond affiliated site gave us a varied experience.  As already mentioned elsewhere, the location was ideal for visiting the Falkirk Wheel, the Kelpies and Stirling Castle, but we also explored the park. The tracks are good and signposted  'the quarry loch', 'the river', & 'Doune' but are limited as there are partridge and pheasant pens which are out of bounds. A walk following the river of just under three miles brought us to the bridge on the A84 over the river into Doune. Here we spotted a sign for Deanston distillery and decided to investigate. Still following the river we came to buildings (designed by Richard Arkwright) blackened with the 'angels share' - the evaporated liquid from the stored casks of maturing whisky. Inside we found a welcome, and, having decided against a tour, we sampled delicious coffee and homemade cake in the 'coffee bothy'. Refuelled we paused to taste a limited edition whisky produced by the distillery before returning through the park a slightly different way. The site was new to us. We found the walled garden site more open than Chatsworth, and the pitches bigger but thought the facilities a little stretched for the 90 odd pitches (plus 8 tents). The one block has only 4 showers in each side, and just 2 dish sinks. Busy when all the occupants of the seasonal pitches were in residence at the weekend. We didnt make use of, it but the site offers discounted tickets to the neighbouring safari park, good for a family day out.

Motorhomer from Nottinghamshire

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