Orientation & Geography

Europe, United Kingdom, Stirling Council

Callander is a burgh in the region of Stirling, Scotland, situated on the River Teith. The town is located in the former County of Perthshire, and is a popular tourist stop to and from the Highlands. The town serves as the eastern gateway to the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, the first National Park in Scotland. Due to its location it is often referred to as the "Gateway to the Highlands". The former St. Kessog's Church is now the Rob Roy Centre, offering tourist information for the area. Dominating the town to the North are the Callander Crags, a visible part of the Highland Boundary Fault, rising to 343m at the cairn. Local walks include Bracklinn Falls, The Meadows, Callander Crags and the Wood Walks. The town sits on the Trossachs Bird of Prey Trail. Callander railway station opened on 1 June 1870 and closed on 5 November 1965. The former Callander and Oban Railway line is now part of the National Cycle Network (route 7) and the Rob Roy Way. Callander achieved prominence during the 1960s as the setting "Tannochbrae" in the TV series Dr Finlay's Casebook. McLaren High School educates pupils aged 12 to 18 from a catchment area extending to Tyndrum and Inversnaid.