Rob Roy Sites & Locations
Explore the legend of Rob Roy
Rob Roy MacGregor was a cattle drover and outlaw, leader of the MacGregor clan and folk hero, who lived near Loch Lomond in the 17th to 18th century. Immortalised by Sir Walter Scott in the Waverley novel, Rob Roy. He was born Robert and nick-named Roy, meaning red, after his curly red hair. There are many local sites and attractions associated with him. So, here are a few for you to explore during your stay with us.
Rob Roy was born in Glengyle on the northern shores of Loch Katrine in 1671. He was born in Glengyle House, a version of which still stands today. However, the house has been rebuilt at least twice since his birth. Loch Katrine is a great place to visit, where you can cruise the loch and learn some local history.
Inchcailloch & Inchmurrin
Inchcailloch and Inchmurrin are two of the many islands of Loch Lomond. Inchmurrin was raided by Rob Roy in 1715, during a dispute between the MacGregors and the Duke of Montrose, who owned the island. Inchcailloch is the ancestral burial place of the MacGregor clan, although not Rob Roy himself. You can take the Island Explorer Cruise with Cruise Loch Lomond to explore Inchcailloch and discover more about the islands.
Rob Roy’s Cave
On the eastern shores of Loch Lomond near Inversnaid lies a cave, which is said to be one of Rob Roy’s hiding places when he was on the run for treason, banditry and theft. Hunting for the cave makes for a fun and picturesque walk, although quite rocky in places.
Rob Roy owned land on the slopes of Ben Lomond between 1711 and 1713, until he was outlawed. In fact, he used the road past what is now Loch Lomond Waterfront many times to herd his stolen cattle back to Ben Lomond. So, while staying with us, ask us to point out the path he took. Ben Lomond is one of the most popular Munros to climb. With a height of 974 m above sea level, most people achieve it in 4 to 5 hours.
Rob Roy died in Balquidder in 1734 and his grave is in the old kirkyard. He is buried next to his wife and two sons. The path behind the kirk leads to the top of Kirkton Glen, where you can enjoy a walk with wonderful views of the surrounding mountains.
On Corn Exchange Road in Stirling, there is a statue dedicated to Rob Roy. The plaque reads ‘My foot is on my native heath and my name it is McGregor’, taken from Sir Walter Scott’s famous novel. Stirling is a great city to visit with lots to see and do.Book Accommodation
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