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Duke's Pass

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COVID-19 update

COVID-19 has changed the way we do lots of things we do. We want to ensure your visit is an enjoyable and safe one.

Make sure you follow the Scottish Government’s FACTS advice – helping to protect yourself, your family and your local community, and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code helping to keep Scotland beautiful.

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 iconic Trossachs landscape. It was originally built by the Duke of Montrose in the 19th century to improve access to his estate, and was later 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.

Getting here

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.

Using SatNav?

FK8 3SX is the postcode for The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre at the southern end of the Pass.

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