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Old Callander and the Trossachs

Old Callander and the Trossachs Old Callander and the Trossachs. Although the Victorians are widely credited with popularising the Trossachs as a tourist destination, the area was being appreciated for its natural beauty as far back as the reign of King George III. Wordsworth and Coleridge visited in 1803 and a decade later the novels and poetry of Sir Walter Scott led to a huge increase of visitors. In 1820 a new hotel was built in Callander, ten years later Thomas Cook started bringing tourist parties using ferries to Inversnaid, the railway to Callander opened in 1858, the Prince and Princess of Wales visited in 1863 and, finally, Queen Victoria herself came in 1869 – all events which helped to secure the area’s reputation as one of the most popular beauty spots in Britain. This detailed history is accompanied by 57 superb photographs dating from the late nineteenth century through to the 1960s, and among the many long-gone sights featured are cattle being herded down Callander’s Main Street, steam engines at Callander and Aberfoyle stations, the opulent Callander Hydropathic, vintage jalopies at the Brig o’ Turk Tearoom, and horse coaches at Loch Katrine and Stronachlachar.

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