Brook Street
Alva, Clackmannanshire
Scotland, FK12 5AW
Telephone: 01259 769638

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Things to do

Rolling hills, fast fowing rivers, busy towns and bonne villages. Put these together with towers and castles straight out of a Disney movie and you have one of Scotland's best kept secrets - Clackmannanshire.

Clackmannan is Scotland in miniture - magnificent scenery, a turbulent history and welcoming people.

Set in the very heart of Scotland, with the stunning Ochil Hills as its backdrop, Clackmannanshire has a lot to offer visitors and residents alike. The best way to understand the place is to visit it.

There are a wide range of activities within Alva and in the surrounding area.


In historic Stirling: Stirling Castle, Wallace Monument, Bannockburn Heritage Centre, Alloa Tower, Menstrie Castle, etc.


There are 9 golf courses within a 10 mile radius of Alva. We recommend Muckhart only 9 miles away where our Boll guests get discounted golf on a course always in great condition with stunning scenery and a very friendly welcome.


There are at least 13 local rivers, lochs and fisheries.

Hill Walking

The Ochil Hills stretch for 20 miles and rise to over 2,300 feet with views as far as The Forth Bridges, The Cairngorms and Fife.
(Click on In and Around Clackmannanshire and Loch Lomond, Stirling or Trossachs for further information)


There is a dry ski slope in nearby Tillicoultry, providing recreational skiing, instructional classes; holiday ski school, ski hire and repair service available.


For those who need retail therapy, the nearest high street stores are in Stirling. The local shops of Alva are a 5 minute walk away and the new designer outlet village at Sterling Mills is located 5 minutes away by road in Tillicoultry. We have discount vouchers available for those needing some retail therapy at Sterling Mills.

Cycling / Walking

This area has some of the best hill walking and cycling routes in Scotland.


In nearby Fishcross, the Devon Leisure Park Equestrian Centre has Training and competition facilities for all standard of riders. In Drumbrae Riding School in Bridge of Allan.


The local paragliding school is in Menstrie and instruction is available for all ages and levels of ability.
Alva lies right at the foot of the Ochil Hills. The Ochil Fault, movement of which gave rise to the steep southern scarp of the Ochils, coincides approximately ...

As Scotland's smallest historic county, it is often nicknamed 'The Wee County'.

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