The picturesque village of Crianlarich, the gateway to the Highlands, sits at the crossroads of Scotland.
This ancient village has been the site of mediaeval battles, a major railway junction, and modernly the intersection of the A82 and A85 roads.
Located just east of Loch Lomond, in the shadow of the mighty Ben More, Crianlarich offers visitors breathtaking scenery, ancient sites, and modern conveniences. With a local population of less than 200, it nonetheless is a popular tourist stop, attracting hill walkers and other nature lovers as well as people wanting to just get away.
Crianlarich is easy to get to by either car or rail. It is located on the Western Highland Line. Because it is also halfway along the West Highland Way, it also sees a fair share of foot traffic. The quaint village is used to visitors and offers travellers a variety of accommodation options at all price levels. There is also no shortage of wonderful places to eat and drink.
While many visitors stop at Crianlarich on their way to somewhere else, the village itself is worth exploring. Places like the Church of Crianlarich look all the more beautiful against the backdrop of the Highlands.