Thursday, 08 June 2023
A winding road through magnificent Trossachs scenery
This popular public road, regarded as one of Britain's best drives, leads you through some of the most scenic parts of the Trossachs. It was originally built by the Duke of Montrose in the 19th century to improve access to his estate. Later it was upgraded to accommodate the Victorian tourists drawn to the area after the publication of Sir Walter Scott's epic poem 'The Lady of the Lake' which celebrates the beauty of Loch Katrine.
Facilities and access
The nearest facilities to the Duke's Pass can be found at The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre, 1 mile north of Aberfoyle.
Stay the Night
Motorhomes and campervans that are self-contained and have their own toilet facilities will be able to stay overnight at the Leannach car park (midway along the Duke's Pass route) from 1 April – 31 October 2023.
There is a £7 charge to Stay the Night at all participating car parks. Payment can be made through RingGo with details of how to do this at each car park.
To help plan your stay, please see the details below:
- Height barrier – No
- Motorhome capacity of car park – 4
- Suitable for large vehicles/caravans – Yes
- Parking notes - Stay the Night only available at the Leannach car park, approximately half way along the Duke's Pass route. Please leave a 4m gap between other motorhomes.
Please visit our Stay the Night page for full details, participating locations, best practice, and terms and conditions of use.
The Duke's Pass is the public road that links Aberfoyle and Loch Katrine. The section of the A821 that runs between Aberfoyle and Loch Achray makes up the bulk of it.
The best place to start exploring is The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre, 1 mile north of Aberfoyle.
You will find various layby parking areas along the road. Please park with consideration and do not block pedestrian and vehicle access points. Do consider public and active transport if available and possible.
FK8 3SX is the postcode for The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre at the southern end of the Pass.
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