Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley
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Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley

Stretching across central Scotland from east to west, the landscapes of Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley are wonderfully diverse. With stunning countryside, mountains and glens, and historic cities and attractions, there’s no shortage of things to do and places to explore.

Take in the spectacular landscapes of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. Experience the iconic loch itself on boat trips to suit all budgets, and things to do in the Trossachs include unforgettable outdoor adventures, exploring glens, mountains and trails.

Discover amazing places near Loch Lomond like Stirling, with its historic city that includes the unmissable Stirling Castle, interactive Battle of Bannockburn Experience and the National Wallace Monument. Stirling is also filled with family-friendly attractions, charming rural villages like Aberfoyle and Callander, and locations from the screen, like Doune Castle which has played roles in Outlander and Monty Python. Unearth outdoor havens in Clackmannanshire, with the beautiful Japanese Gardens and art sculptures across the area to discover, or follow the Tower Trail to explore medieval history.

Keep discovering Scotland’s heritage in Falkirk, where you can see what remains of Rome's northern-most frontier in north west Europe - the Antonine Wall. Cycle along the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals to discover two truly unique attractions – the spectacular Kelpies, the world’s largest equine sculptures, and the Falkirk Wheel, the world’s only rotating boat lift. Nearby, delve into Scotland’s shipbuilding heritage in West Dunbartonshire, with the iconic Titan Crane a reminder of the area’s past, or go further back in time when you visit the magnificent Dumbarton Castle, built into a rockface overlooking the River Clyde.

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Aberfoyle

Towns & Villages
Aberfoyle is a charming village on the banks of the River Forth in the magnificent Queen Elizabeth Forest Park.

Balloch

Towns & Villages
Balloch is an enchanting village on the south-west shores of Loch Lomond and easily accessible from Glasgow.

Callander

Towns & Villages
Callander is a bustling tourist town situated on the River Teith, near Stirling, and is often described as the gateway to the Highlands.

Doune

Towns & Villages
Doune is a quiet historic village situated eight miles north west of Stirling on the River of Teith.

Dumbarton

Towns & Villages
Dumbarton is a town on the River Clyde, west of Glasgow where you will find Dumbarton Castle.

Dunblane

Towns & Villages
Dunblane is a small, attractive town which has been an important centre since the 7th century.

Falkirk

Towns & Villages
Falkirk is a town in Scotland's central belt, located between Edinburgh and Glasgow in the Forth Valley.

Helensburgh

Towns & Villages
A handsome Victorian holiday resort on the River Clyde, west of Glasgow.

Killin

Towns & Villages
Killin is a small village at the Falls of Dochart, a spectacular series of rapids, at the western end of Loch Tay.

Stirling

City
Explore the beautiful historic city of Stirling in the heart of Scotland’s bustling central belt and learn about Scotland’s rich heritage.

Thornhill Village

Towns & Villages
Thornhill is a historic village in central Scotland.

Tillicoultry

Towns & Villages
Tillicoultry is a small village situated in the foothills of the Ochils, some 5 miles west of Stirling between Alva and Dollar.

Aberfoyle iCentre

VisitScotland iCentres
Aberfoyle iCentre is centrally located in Main Street and can offer inspiration and advice to help you make the most of your time in this beautiful part of Scotland.

Balloch iCentre

VisitScotland iCentres
Balloch iCentre is located in the beautiful red sandstone Old Station Building in the centre of Balloch, directly opposite Balloch Central train station.

Stirling iCentre

VisitScotland iCentres
VisitScotland Stirling iCentre is open all year round 7 days a week. It is situated in the historic Old Town area of the city in the grounds of the former Old Town Jail, close to Stirling Castle.

Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley Travel Information

Getting here

The region is located in central Scotland and is very easy to reach, thanks to a well-connected public transport system, good road network and its closeness to the airports in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Stirling is a transport hub and is easy to reach by coach, bus and rail - perfect for onward travel through the region.

Falkirk is only 25 miles from Edinburgh and Glasgow via the M80/A80 and has excellent public transport options.

West Dunbartonshire is just north of Glasgow, and its towns and villages are served by regular public transport and main roads from the city. The south of the area is a mere 10 miles from Glasgow Airport!

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park has a great public transport system - there's even an on demand bus service for remote locations. Amazingly, Loch Lomond is only around 30 miles from Glasgow.

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Getting around

The rail and road network, waterways and cycle paths keep Loch Lomond, The Trossachs & Forth Valley moving. Did you know that you can travel across Loch Lomond by water bus?

Look out for travel operators that can carry bikes - you could even cycle one way and take your bike on a bus, train or ferry the other. Here's just a taste of the cycle routes in the area:

While exploring the city of Stirling, make sure you use the hop-on hop-off bus, connecting all of the cities must-see attractions.

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