Things to Do

Things to do in Tyndrum

There are plenty of things to do in Tyndrum and the surrounding areas when you stay at Clifton Cottage. Find out more about our area and the kinds of activities you can enjoy.

Tyndrum Village

Tyndrum is a great place to base yourself when touring the Highlands. If you want to unpack and stay 2 or 3 nights or even longer we can arrange to collect you from Crianlarich or Bridge of Orchy by prior arrangement and return you the following day to continue your schedule.

Brodies Store: post office and general grocer.
The Green Welly Stop: offers a petrol station, snack stop, restaurant, gift shop, a large selection of whiskies in Whisky Galore and an outdoor store that is well equipped for all outdoor activities.
Real Food Café: for fresh hot and tasty takeaways (fish suppers).
Tyndrum Inn: bar grub and restaurant.

What’s nearby?

There are plenty of Munros within easy reach:

Ben Lui (1130 metres)
Ben Oss (1029 metres)
Ben Dorain (1076 metres)
Ben Dhubchraig (978 metres)
Beinn a’ Chleibh (916 metres)
Ben Cruachan (1126 metres)

The Cobbler (Scottish Gaelic: Beinn Artair) is a mountain of 884 metres (2,900ft) height located near the head of Loch Long.

Falls of Dochart is situated on the River Dochart at Killin and is the ancient burial place of the MacNab Clan (18miles away).

Oban (38 miles)
Glen Coe (30 miles)
Fort William (48 miles)
Mallaig (89.1 miles)
Isle of Skye (134.8 miles)
Glasgow (63 miles)
Stirling (54 miles)
Edinburgh (86.4 miles)

West Highland Way

This long-distance footpath starts at Glasgow and finishes in Fort William 152km (95 miles) away. The route travels through ever changing scenery as you travel to our highest mountain (Ben Nevis).

Things to Do

GLENCOE from Tyndrum 30.9 miles (49.7km) by car approximately 41 minutes away.

On route you will pass through beautiful Rannoch Moor, an expanse of around 50 square miles. Glencoe is often considered one of the most spectacular and beautiful places in Scotland, and is a part of the designated National Scenic Area of Ben Nevis and Glencoe. The main settlement is the nearby village of Glencoe located at the foot of the Glen, near the site of the 1692 Massacre of Glencoe.

INVERARAY from Tyndrum 27.8 miles (44.7km) by car approximately 37 minutes.

Inveraray Jail. Designed by James Gillespie Graham (1776-1855), both the courthouse and prison opened in 1820, and closed in 1954. In May 1989, Inveraray Jail was reopened as a privately-owned tourist attraction, re-enacting the trials and the life of inmates of the 19th century.

Inveraray Castle is the seat of the Dukes of Argyll, chiefs of Clan Campbell, since the 18th century. The castle is open to visitors. Its collection includes more than 1,300 pikes, muskets, swords and other weapons.

Tyndrum to Mallaig by train (Upper Tyndrum) £32.00 return.

Depart: 10.32 arrive: 13.43 (3hrs 11mins)

Return: 16.05 arrive 19.11(3hrs 6mins).

This journey is by electric train, while for those steam locomotive enthusiasts you can change at Fort William and catch the Jacobite-Steam Train. This route is regarded as one of the greatest railway journeys in the world and will take you across the 21-arched Glenfinnan Viaduct (a location made famous in a Harry Potter film) which overlooks Loch Shiel and the Jacobite Monument.

GLASGOW is reachable by car, or you can catch a train from either Tyndrum Upper or Lower Station, which will take you into Glasgow city centre for great shopping, museums, art galleries, restaurants and so much more.

OBAN (The Little Bay) is 38 miles from Tyndrum by car and offers a train service from Lower Tyndrum Station that drops you in the centre of Oban where there is lots to do. Here you can visit the distillery founded in 1794, the Waterfront Centre, Dunollie Castle, McCaig’s Tower, Cathedral of St Columba, boating trips, shopping, restaurants and so much more.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch on 01838 400533 or email