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Welcome to Drymen

Drymen is a village in Scotland, located in the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, about four miles from Loch Lomond.


Drymen has a population of 820. In the 18th and 19th centuries it was a popular stopping place for those driving cattle from the highlands to lowland markets. Today the village is a base for communting to Glasgow in addition to local agriculture, and is a popular stopping point on the West Highland Way walking track.

Visitor information[edit]

Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

Buses from Alexandria, via Balloch station (for trains from Glasgow) are operated by Garelochhead Coaches, with about 10 buses per day. This route also serves Balmaha. Buses from Glasgow (2 per day) and Milngavie (4 per day) are operated by First Bus.

By foot[edit]

Drymen is the first significant village on the West Highland Way after setting out from Milngavie. From Drymen the way continues to Balmaha and Rowardennan on Loch Lomond.

By car[edit]

18 miles north of Glasgow via the A809. On the A811 between Balloch and Stirling.

Get around[edit]

Drymen is small enough to explore on foot.


  • 1 Buchanan Castle, Drymen (long the A811; enter through the gate of Buchanan Castle Golf Course). A ruin of an beautiful castle, which cannot be entered (danger of falling apart). Sadly, it is not getting maintained or repaired, but is worth a peek. Buchanan Castle (Q13581703) on Wikidata Buchanan Castle on Wikipedia
  • 2 Glengoyne Distillery (6 miles south of Drymen). A whisky distillery which was founded in 1833. The whisky is malted without using smoke, giving a more lowland flavour. tours from £9.50. Glengoyne distillery (Q982852) on Wikidata Glengoyne distillery on Wikipedia


  • 1 Rob Roy Way. 92 miles (148 km) long distance footpath that runs from Drymen to Pitlochry. Rob Roy Way (Q2156075) on Wikidata Rob Roy Way on Wikipedia
  • Drymen Agricultural Show and Highland Games are held in late May. The next event is Sat 25 May 2019.


  • 1 Drymen Village Store, 15 Main St.
  • 2 Peleton Bike Shop, 1 Stirling Rd.
  • 3 RBS Mobile Bank (Car Park off Stirling Road). Mon 13:25 - 14:40. A Royal Bank of Scotland in a van visits Drymen once a week.




  • 1 The Winnock Hotel, The Square, G63 0BL, +44 1360 660245. A three-star hotel, reputed to be the most haunted in Scotland! Originally used as an inn, it has great character, if somewhat basic facilities. Creaking floorboards and mismatched furniture add to its charm. Food is somewhat hit and miss, as is the service.
  • 2 Buchanan Arms Hotel & Spa (Best Western), 22 Main St, +44 844 387 6112.
  • 3 Kip in the Kirk, 11 Stirling Rd. B & B and hostel in a converted church from £30.
  • 4 Drymen Camping, Gartness Rd, Drymen G63 0DN (A mile southeast of village), +44 7494 144064. Campsite on West Highland Way open Apr-Oct, dogs welcome. £9 ppn.


Go next[edit]

Routes through Drymen
Callander  NE UK road A81.svg SE  MilngavieGlasgow

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