Loch Lomond

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Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond is one of our most beautiful and iconic places. It was even the inspiration behind a love song that people in Scotland sing at several special occasions, usually at the end of a merry night out.

It may have inspired the odd romantic tune, but what else is there to love about Loch Lomond? 

On the bonnie, bonnie banks

The mesmerising loch lies in the heart of the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, where you'll be surrounded by charming villages, rolling countryside, hills and some truly wonderful activities.

Loch Lomond has a shoreline of 153 km, so whether you're after a gentle round of golf and a romantic loch-side amble, or a vigorous hike and wild watery adventures, you'll definitely find something to do. Don't forget, there are a number of small islands within the loch, which can be explored thanks to dedicated cruises as well as the Loch Lomond Waterbus ferry services, helping you to peacefully explore all the loch has to offer. Or, you can hire a boat and explore yourself.

There are plenty of places to camp too, so you can wake up to the calming sounds of nature.

6 things to do in Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond Pony Trekking

Whether you are a novice or experienced rider, join Loch Lomond Pony Trekking to explore the area from a new perspective as the ponies venture into the more rugged landscapes surrounding the loch.

Conic Hill

If you are looking for an iconic viewpoint, then Conic Hill is the one. Accessed from Balmaha on the eastern side of the loch, this climb will reward you with picture perfect views. 
Loch Cruises

One of the best ways to explore is of course on the water. With a selection of cruise options such as Sweeney's Cruises and Cruise Loch Lomond, all you need to do is sit back and relax.

Loch Lomond Nature Reserve

Follow the walking trails along the wooded shores at Loch Lomond Nature Reserve, with wildlife and colourful wildflowers waiting around every corner.

Loch Lomond Brewery

A pint of the local ale is bound to get your tastebuds tingling. Visit Loch Lomond Brewery and see how these handcrafted ales and beers capture the flavour of the surrounding landscape.

Loch Lomond Shores

Find yourself in need of some retail therapy? Loch Lomond Shores is a loch-side complex that offers the ultimate shopping experience, with big brand names, regular farmers' markets as well as being home to the Loch Lomond SEA LIFE Aquarium, Bird of Prey Centre and TreeZone Aerial Adventure Course.

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Travel in Loch Lomond

Take the high road

Driving to Loch Lomond from the central belt of Scotland is easy, especially if you're visiting from Glasgow. 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. So, what are you waiting for? 

When you get to Loch Lomond, there are plenty of ways to get from A to B. Explore the area by bike and take advantage of the Waterbus service departing from peirs and pontoons around the loch. You can also catch a bus to get around. Visit the Traveline Scotland website for more information.

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