The Dreadnought Hotel in Callander was originally built in the 17th century by the Chieftain of the clan McNab as a hostelry for his fellow clansmen travelling to the north.
These days, there is considerably less need for an armoury in which guests can deposit their claymores, targes and battle axes on arrival. Nor is there much call for the once splendid sheep rustling facilities.
However, the cosy Dreadnought Hotel is still a gateway to the Highlands in the north and, closer to hand, the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
2 night minibreak
Today’s sunny days Big Deal is for two people to enjoy a two night stay in a standard double or twin at the comfortable Dreadnought. As well as a full cooked breakfast both mornings, guests will also enjoy a three course dinner on the first evening and a bottle of house wine in your room as welcome gift on arrival.
While the Dreadnought Hotel dates back centuries, its 61 ensuite bedrooms have all the modern comforts that you would expect.
The wood panelled lounge bar and listed stained glass windows act as a reminder of the hotel’s past but a rolling refurbishment programme means that it is also gearing up for the future.
Featuring local, seasonal ingredients from Scotland’s larder, the hotel’s McNab restaurant is bang on trend. After enjoying your three course meal on your first night, you can round off your evening with a malt from one of the hotel’s sweeping whisky selection.
See and do
Stirling Castle, Blair Drummond Safari Park, and Stirling Old Town Jail are all within easy striking distance as are several golf courses. Alternatively, make tracks for the countryside and trek up Ben Ledi or visit the Bracklinn Falls.
However you choose to spend your time, this Big Deal with the Dreadnought Hotel is the perfect way to become acquainted with the beautiful Perthshire countryside.