The lonely village of Balquhidder is set in a beautiful and remote Highlands landscape, befitting to its most famous former resident, Rob Roy Macgregor.
Rob Roy was a cattleman and outlaw born in 1671 in the local area. His daring exploits and feud with the Duke of Montrose made him an interesting character, but his Robin Hood mentality made him a folk hero. Immortalised in a novel by Daniel Defoe, he was pardoned for his various crimes by public demand just before he was due to be transported. He died in 1734 in Balquhidder and is buried in the village churchyard.
Rob Roy's fame grew after his death and especially following Sir Walter Scott's story of his life, and he has remained an iconic Scottish figure ever since. Today you can visit some of the scenes from his life along the Rob Roy Way, a newly created long-distance path which takes in some of the most beautiful scenery in the Trossachs.
Out walking in the hills, or go along the north side of Loch Voil.
Towns Near Balquhidder To Visit - straight line distance:Lochearnhead (3.85 miles) Killin (7.96 miles) Callander (9.86 miles) Aberfoyle (12.38 miles)