James Bond, Harry Potter and The Dark Night Rises are among many top productions that have featured Scotland’s outstanding scenery, therefore it comes as no surprise that Scotland has just been voted Best Cinematic Travel Destination by one of America’s biggest newspapers – USA Today.
Scotland beat other popular destinations like Las Vega and New Zealand to claim the number one spot.
The rugged Scottish landscaped, iconic buildings and warm Scottish welcome has been attracting top class film makers for years and tourists flock to see locations from their favourite films.
One of the ‘must do’ train trips in Scotland is the Jacobite steam train, now known by many as ‘The Hogwart’s Express’.
It is a legendary element of the Harry Potter films, taking student wizards from London to Hogwarts school. The Jacobite train starts its journey near Ben Nevis and travels through stunning scenery to Malaig on the coast.
Guests at Rhumhor Holiday Lodge often visit one of the locations featured in the award winning TV drama Downton Abbey during their stay at the lodge.
The fairy tale Inverary Castle, home of the 13th Duke of Argyll, was the highland destination in one of Downton Abbey’s Christmas specials.
We are pleased to announce that this May our website received a make-over and is now ready for smart phones and tablets. To celebrate we are offering a special offer for May 2016. Book 7 nights from 7 May 2016 and you’ll get the next 7 nights with a huge 50% discount!
May is a the perfect time to visit Argyll, the hills are glowing with bluebells and the rhododendrons are lighting up the gardens with wonderful displays. A two week stay provides plenty of opportunity to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of Carrick Castle and amazing wildlife of Loch Goil and also explore other beautiful parts of the West coast.
Please share among friends and colleagues – as you never know who is planning their 2016 holiday and will appreciate finding out about this special offer.
We are delighted to announce we now have a Free Smart Phone App to download for iPhone and Android users.
Download the app and you can keep up to date with the latest special offers, photos and news published on our facebook page. Plus you’ll always have a handy link to our website if you need to check availability or rates.
Search iTunes or Amazon for Rhumhor Holiday Lodge to find and download the free app or follow the links below.
The app is currently available in English and German, and a Windows version of the app will be released shortly. We will update our news page when it is available.
We are pleased to announce that Rhumhor Holiday Lodge now offers its guests their own loch side lawn and shingle beach. This addition to Rhumhor’s facilities makes this self catering house perfect for anyone who wants to take full advantage of the house’s lochside location.
Enjoy beautiful views up and down Loch Goil and watch the loch’s wildlife which include oyster catchers, eider ducks, herons, seals and even porpoises on occasion.
Some of our guests bring their own kayaks or dingys or you can try a spot of fishing. We’ve even had guests swimming although wet suits are a must outside of summer!
If you are looking for a true lochside experience in a stunning area of Scotland why not contact us now.
If you are thinking of visiting Scotland but haven’t yet booked up then take a look at this wonderful video by freelance film maker John Duncan. It shows just how stunning this country is, and demonstrates why so many people choose to visit Scotland for holidays and short breaks.
You’ll have seen from the photos and videos on the website that the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park has some of the most stunning scenery in the world. Anyone who has stopped at Rhumhor knows that craggy mountains, rolling green forests and stunning lochs make up the views around here.
However it is not just the stunning scenery that makes Scotland’s first national park a great destination for your holiday or short break. There is amazing wildlife to see and plenty of activities for every age to enjoy.
This new video produced by the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Parks highlights just what the park has to offer.
As the video says – it is all closer than you think. Loch Goil is just over an hour from Glasgow airport and while you can enjoy the tranquillity and peace of what feels like a remote glen you also have great facilities all around. In the village of Lochgoilhead you’ll find bars & restaurants, boat hire, canoe trips, outdoor activities and indoor ones too.
Here at Carrick Castle you are in the ideal spot for walks – from a gentle lochside stroll to a hike into the hills.
Jump in the car and you can explore this stunning national park for yourself, what are you waiting for?