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Check here for news, offers and tips on things to see and do in The Trossachs National Park.

Why we love crafting

Crafting is something we are passionate about at Gartmore House.  Crafting comes in so many shapes and sizes. Some of our favourites here are knitting, sewing, felting, painting and lace-making. Crafting offers many benefits.  Some of us enjoy the full focus...

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Happy World Music Day from Gartmore House

Music is something we love to embrace here at Gartmore House and World Music Day is a fantastic celebration of music in all of its forms and the impact it has on so many of us. Here are 5 reasons why we love music:   A sense of achievement Learning to dance (we...

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Happy Festival of Learning Week from Gartmore House

Today marks the start of the Festival of Learning Week, which is a celebration of lifelong learning and an opportunity for everyone to get involved and have a go.  Whether you already have a passion to learn, are thinking about having a go at learning something new,...

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National Sewing Machine Day

Today is National Sewing Machine Day and there are so many benefits to this fantastic creation. A sewing machine allows us to make our own clothes, to repair worn, torn or unused clothes and perhaps to re-design old clothing.  Who doesn't love to be a fashion trend...

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Local and Community History Month

It is local and community history month, which has a purpose to increase awareness of local history and encourage all members of the community to participate and share stories.   At Gartmore House and our surrounding Estate, located in the stunning Trossachs and Loch...

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10 Reasons Why We Love Spring

Spring is upon us and it is time to turn down the fire, get back outside and embrace new adventures. Here are 10 reasons why we love spring. 1. Longer Days With daylight savings, there’s plenty of opportunity to enjoy evening walks or even a coffee outdoors, for an...

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Valentine Gifts at Gartmore House

Valentine's Gift Vouchers They say that true happiness is made from experiences and moments over material things.  With Valentine’s Day upon us, why not treat a loved one to an activity break gift voucher at Gartmore House? Located in the stunning Loch Lomond and The...

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Inspire Your Heart With Art Day

Happy Inspire Your Heart With Art Day! We love art here at Gartmore House, and offer a range of art breaks to get those creative juices flowing. From watercolour painting holidays to felting courses , we have it covered. Inspire Your Heart With Art Day is an...

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Why Burns Day is special at Gartmore House

Burns Day is a special and significant event here at Gartmore House. Since our quirky, atmospheric house was built by William Adam in 1793, it has hosted many a national treasure. One of those being Robert Burns, also known as Rabbie Burns, who has written and...

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Top 5 Scottish Wild Foods

Scotland is full of wonderful wild foods and at Gartmore Estate we love to get our hands on these rich pickings of Scottish foraging.  Our local wild foods are some of the finest and most natural ingredients here in Scotland.  Here are our top 5 Scottish Wild foods:...

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Detox at Gartmore – The Perfect Blue Monday Cure

Blue Monday, the third Monday in January, is almost upon us. This specific Monday has been awarded the depressing title due to a combination of post-Christmas blues, cold dark nights and the arrival of unpaid credit card bills. January can be a hard time for us all....

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