The Loch Achray Hotel is situated in the heart of the Trossachs, Scotland, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The hotel is serenely set among woodland on the shores of Loch Achray and is overlooked by the towering Ben Venue. Wildlife abounds in the forest and surrounding area but the Trossachs are also steeped in history and have hosted many famous visitors over the years.
The Loch Achray Hotel offers comfortable bedrooms all equipped with an en-suite bathroom and a choice of bath or walk-in shower, as well as a television, hairdryer and tea making facilities.
The spacious foyer and lounge bar provide areas for relaxation whilst the function room hosts nightly entertainment for those who enjoy a dance.
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The History of The Loch Achray Hotel
The Loch Achray Hotel was originally built by the Duke of Montrose in 1868. The Duke used ‘Achray Lodge’ as a centre for hunting deer, fishing and grouse shooting. From the 1930s onwards Achray Lodge has been a hotel, allowing visitors to explore the popular Trossachs, made famous by Sir Walter Scott and his romantic novels.
For a short while during the war years German prisoners of war who were billeted nearby came over to help maintain the gardens and grow food. The beautiful bridges and waterfalls over Achray water can also be attributed to two German master builders.
Since the end of the Second World War the Loch Achray Hotel has changed hands many times and various extensions were made to the original building over the years. Lochs and Glens Holidays acquired the hotel in 1988 and today the Loch Achray is a comfortable and friendly establishment. Although the hotel has undergone many changes since 1868 the surrounding countryside remains remarkably untouched except for the establishment of the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park.