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Knockdow House

Knockdow House is a gorgeous Scottish mansion nestled in the foothills of Argyll’s mountains. At any time of year this is a peaceful and quiet property surrounded by nature, wildlife and scenery. However, the summer months are particularly appealing, with flowers in full bloom and nature in abundance.

A Brief History of Knockdow House

Hundreds of years ago, Knockdow House belonged to Clan Lamont, a powerful clan that is also one of the oldest recorded in Scotland. The final Laird of Knockdow to leave his legacy was Sir Norman Lamont, an intelligent and scholarly individual with a passion for politics and agriculture.

As Sir Norman failed to leave an heir upon passing away, the property ceased to belong to the Lamont Clan. Over the years the property has been used as a wedding venue, however today, it is privately owned and run.

Visiting Argyll

While Knockdow House is no longer open to the public, there’s an immense amount to see and do in this part of the world. One of the best times to visit Argyll is in the summer – weather permitting of course!

If you’ve got a thirst for adventure and want to push yourself to new limits, then head down to Treezone Loch Lomond. This is a fabulous way to spend your day, challenging yourself and your family or friends to new heights – literally!

At Treezone Loch Lomond there are two courses to choose from: the Treecreeper Course and the Buzzard Course.

The Treecreeper Course is great for beginners and those with limited experience. It features 11 obstacles totalling 105 metres in length, and has a 19 metre zip wire to zip across. So if you’re afraid of heights – or just want to stay put with the little ones, then head to the Treecreeper Course for a taste of exhilaration.

For those seeking a pure adrenaline rush, get on the Buzzard Course. This course is 15 metres high and has an exhilarating zip wire that’s 65 metres in length. As you work your way through the canopy from platform to platform and tree to tree, you’ll experience wobbly bridges, huge gaps and much more.

As you make your way higher and higher up the course, be sure to take in the incredible views!

Aerial adventure parks are the ideal way to build your skills, get fit, enjoy a good dose of fresh air – and have lots of fun along the way! You’re forced to negotiate the many different adventure routes in a challenging and exciting way, and once you’re done you can treat yourself to a delicious meal in one of Argyll’s many wonderful restaurants.