Dollar is ideally placed geographically. The Highlands, Loch Lomond, Edinburgh, Dundee, Perth, St Andrews, The Trossachs, Glasgow and Dunfermline are all less than one hour away by road. The nearest town is historic Stirling, 20 minutes away by car. Motorway connections are within eight miles.
There are a wide range of activities within Dollar and in the surrounding area – sightseeing, golfing, fishing, hill walking, cycling/walking, skiing, paragliding, horse riding, shopping and the old woollen mills.
There is also a fantastic Japanese Garden, which is well worth a visit. According to its website https://www.cowdengarden.com/, the inspiration for the garden came from the Scottish Adventurer Ella Christie following a trip to the Orient at the turn of the 20th Century.
Castle Campbell overlooks the village of Dollar and is reached by a scenic walk through Dollar Glen. Behind, are the Ochil Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty, which makes it ideal for hill walking. To the west of Dollar are the Ochil Mill Towns, strung out at the foot of the hills. A few miles further on brings you to historic Stirling with its Castle, The Wallace Monument and the University of Stirling.
Throughout Scotland’s history, Stirling has played a strategic role, for example, it was the scene of decisive actions during the War of Independence, with its siege, and the battles of Stirling Bridge and Bannockburn. Once, the capital of Scotland, today, Stirling is a centre for higher education, tourism, retail and industry.