Dollarbeg Castle lies on the outskirts of Dollar in Clackmannanshire, the smallest
county in Scotland. It’s one of the 4 foothill villages of the Ochil Hills. The
village has shops, pubs, restaurants and even its own museum. A wonderful place for
walking -Castle Campbell is only 3 miles away with its wonderful scenery as you walk
through Dollar Glen and see fantastic views of Dollar below. Also not far away is
Alloa Tower (8 miles), one of the earliest and largest Scottish Tower Houses (run
by National Trust for Scotland).
There are so many things to see and do, here are are just a few of them!
Stirling, only 12 miles away, has its famous Castle and Wallace Monument to visit.
If you enjoy castles then why not have a day trip to Blair Castle in Blair Atholl,
Scone Castle in Perth (once the crowning palace of Scottish Kings), or Glamis Castle
in Angus, the childhood home of the Queen Mother.
For a boat trip with a difference visit the Falkirk Wheel Visitor Centre (40 mins)
and be transported from the Forth & Clyde canal to the Union canal over a 100 feet
Roman history buffs will be interested in the stretch from the Firth of Forth to
the Firth of Clyde. Here are the remains of the Antonine Wall, the northernmost
frontier of the Roman Empire ~ the best preserved length of which is at Bonnybridge.
For motorsport enthusiasts the famous Knockhill Motorsport Centre is only 8 miles
away, either for watching races or testing out your driving skills in classic/racing/rally
Loch Lomond is only an hour or so away, with its visitor and sealife centre. There
are also shops and cafes and boat trips.
For golfers, visitors are welcome at the local traditional hillside Dollar Golf Club.
There are also over 30 golf courses within an hour’s drive including Gleneagles (where
there are many other activities such as shooting, falconry, horse riding to name
just a few) and St Andrews.