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Experience a region steeped in legend, folklore and history. The serene snow-capped peaks, glimmering lochs and sheltered forests of Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley have inspired great heroes and artists alike. Today, find magnificent food and drink, animated city life and bustling creative towns and villages nestled alongside the tranquil setting of Scotland’s first National Park.

This region covers Loch Lomond, Helensburgh and West Dunbartonshire in the west, the Trossachs and Breadalbane to the north, the city of Stirling, Strathallan and the Campsies in the middle, and Falkirk and Clackmannanshire to the east.

In Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley you can climb high mountains and cruise deep lochs, relive the bravest battles and the greatest novels, all whilst keeping an eye out for the magnificent local wildlife.

Around 50 percent of Scotland's population is lucky enough to live within an hour's drive of the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. The park is a beautiful space, simply for taking a walk, or you can enjoy other outdoor activities on the water and land.

Discover distinct arts and crafts in the small towns and villages, including the Alloa Maker's Village and other small gift shops.

Around Stirling you can find out some of the greatest and most important battle stories in Scotland's history as you explore the life of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce.

Spend a day looking for local wildlife at one of the centres, nature reserves or lochs or take part in local food and drink festivals to try local produce.

  • Looking through the trees to the National Wallace Monument, Stirling
    The National Wallace Monument, Stirling
  • Conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
    Conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
An aerial view of Loch Lomond

Nature and geography

Uncover snow-capped peaks, lochs and forests as you explore the beauty of Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley.

A pipe band play at the Bridge of Allan Highland Games

Arts and culture

Discover fascinating sculpture trails and thriving art venues in Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley.

Stirling Castle sitting high on a ridge overlooking open countryside below

History

Find out all about the history of this region including stories of battles, William Wallace and Robert the Bruce.

Looking over Loch Achray towards Ben Venue

Wildlife

Discover the fascinating wildlife inhabiting the beautiful landscapes of Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley.

Coffee break at Legends Coffee House at the Wallace Monument

Food and drink

Sample delicious food and drink in Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley and discover local flavours.

Looking out across the Falls of Dochart, Killin

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

This picturesque region is home to Scotland's first national park and has plenty of mountains, glens and lochs to explore.

Balloch Castle Country Park, West Dunbartonshire

Area overview

Find out all about the different areas, towns and villages within Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley.

Alloa Tower, Clackmannanshire

Itineraries

Use the itineraries to plan a great trip, with heritage, tower and sculpture trails to choose from in Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley.

Futuristic rotating boat lift

Travel

In the heart of Scotland, Loch Lomond, The Trossachs & The Forth Valley are easy to reach, whether you are driving, flying and travelling by train, and when you arrive you will discover some of Scotland’s most iconic landmarks and awesome scenery.