Welcome to Gartmore Estate’s Blog

Check here for news, offers and tips on things to see and do in The Trossachs National Park.

Happy National Thread The Needle Day

Today is National Thread The Needle Day which is the perfect excuse to get out the sewing machine.  Although today is a day for sewing and those who enjoy the craft, it also has another meaning. The term "threading the needle" generally means to find a path through...

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Where is Gartmore and what can you do there?

Where in the world is Gartmore?! Gartmore House enjoys a picturesque location in a private 75 acre estate, located in the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. We are in the midst of the 50,000 acre Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, stretching from the eastern...

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Why we love crafting

Crafting is something we are passionate about at Gartmore House.  Crafting comes in so many shapes and sizes. Some of our favourites here are knitting, sewing, felting, painting and lace-making. Crafting offers many benefits.  Some of us enjoy the full focus...

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Happy World Music Day from Gartmore House

Music is something we love to embrace here at Gartmore House and World Music Day is a fantastic celebration of music in all of its forms and the impact it has on so many of us. Here are 5 reasons why we love music:   A sense of achievement Learning to dance (we love...

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Happy Festival of Learning Week from Gartmore House

Today marks the start of the Festival of Learning Week, which is a celebration of lifelong learning and an opportunity for everyone to get involved and have a go.  Whether you already have a passion to learn, are thinking about having a go at learning something new,...

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National Sewing Machine Day

Today is National Sewing Machine Day and there are so many benefits to this fantastic creation. A sewing machine allows us to make our own clothes, to repair worn, torn or unused clothes and perhaps to re-design old clothing.  Who doesn't love to be a fashion trend...

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Local and Community History Month

It is local and community history month, which has a purpose to increase awareness of local history and encourage all members of the community to participate and share stories.   At Gartmore House and our surrounding Estate, located in the stunning Trossachs and Loch...

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