Welcome to Gartmore

The Square in GartmoreThe Black Bull Hotel is situated in the lovely conservation village of Gartmore, in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

Gartmore was built in the 18th century on the Gartmore Estate (noteable owner was the writer, politician and first President of the Scottish National Party, Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham (1852-1936). To the north of the village you can find the ruins of Gartmore House's predecessor, Gartartan Castle, a 16th-century Z-plan tower.

Today the Village has a rich cultural heritage. The village itself is an excellent example of an 18th century planned estate village and has designated conservation status.  Key heritage features include "Cup and Ring” stones, Gartartan Castle, Cunninghame Graham Memorial, Gartmore House and the Cayzer Burial Ground and “Moondial”

The Village community owns the Village Shop which also has the Post Office and is open daily except Sundays. The Rob Roy Way long distance walk passes close to the village and the National Cycle Route 7 goes through the village onto Aberfoyle. Situated just 1 mile off the A81 Glasgow to Aberfoyle road, Gartmore is well worth a detour and a makes an excellent stopover to further explore the Trossachs.