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The Heart of Scotland’s Gravel Biking

International cycling has been a major focus over the past year and it was thrilling to see the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships come to Scotland and especially to our doorstep. International and home grown cycling enthusiasts experienced the beauty of Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park and Stirling and saw why they rank….

Go wild and forage!

At Cardross, with the surrounding views, landscapes and historic villages, there is never a shortage of things to do. Sometimes the best things to do are on your doorstep. Here, we are lucky enough to be home to the lovely Lauren Lochrie of Herbal Homestead. Lauren is a zoologist, beekeeper and all-round plants wonder woman….


Cardross Estate is delighted to welcome The Great Scottish Spoon Hollie, this Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd May 2022. This Hollie, organised by Green Aspirations is the first and only spoon carving event in Scotland. ATTEND WORKSHOPSLearn from trainers from across Europe CRAFT SPOONSAnd other objects with like-minded enthusiasts Become a part of the best wood-crafting community….

Glamping coming to Cardross this Winter

We are very excited to announce that glamping is coming to Cardross this Winter! Thanks to our partnership with Further Space, we will welcome six stylish and cosy pods to our accommodation offering. Each glamping pod sleeps four and are perfect for couples, families and groups looking for short getaways. The pods will have views….

Welcome Green Aspirations!

We are very excited to welcome Green Aspirations to Cardross! Green Aspirations are a woodland-based social enterprise, with a mission to inspire outdoor learning. From their new home on the west of Cardross, they will conduct workshops, run activities and of course explore the rest of Cardross. Green Aspirations is all about creating opportunities to….

Ready to welcome guests again!

Cardross self catering holiday cottages

Following the announcement by the Scottish Government that Scottish the tourism industry can start again on the 3rd July, we are very excited to soon be opening the doors again to our cottages. Sunset view of Ben Lomond from Cardross The summer of 2020 has had a rough beginning! In many cases travelling abroad is….

Doune the Rabbit Hole 2020.

The JabberWocky Stage at Doune the Rabbit Hole Due to COVID-19, Doune the Rabbit Hole 2020 has very sadly had to be cancelled. The organisers, artists, and all of us at Cardross are extremely disappointed, but the well-being and safety of all was at the core of this difficult decision. But, we are delighted to….

From the Scots Guards to managing an Estate.

The Telegraph, having read about Cardross in Galbraith‘s Rural Matters, wished to write a piece on how Alastair balances the estate’s diversification with his transition from the Army into Venture Capital. Alastair in the hallway Estate activities include farming, sporting and residential lets and increasing diversifications into holiday cottages, luxury B&B, Weddings and events such….

Happy Days, Weddings Days at Cardross Estate

We thought a look back at some of the happiest days at Cardross would bring a smile to everyone’s faces. Photos by Ashley Coombes A wedding is undoubtedly the happiest day in our couples’ lives and those who live and work at Cardross are lucky enough to share in their happiness. Happiness is contagious! The….

In these unsettling times, it’s heartwarming to see an outpouring of kindness and community spirit!

Cardross Estate is situated in a stunning rural location, surrounded by small country villages and it has been so heartening to see the communities come together to support one another, especially the more vulnerable. Online neighbourhood groups are popping up here and all over the country and people are sharing messages of support and local….