Walkers on Conic Hill

Loch Lomond

Head to the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond for your next Scottish adventure. The mesmerising loch lies in the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, where you’ll be surrounded by charming villages, rolling countryside, hills and some truly wonderful activities. Getting out on the water or near is a great way to have fun but it's important to stay safe too – be prepared by following these safety tips.

Map of Loch Lomond

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How to travel to and around Loch Lomond

Getting to


Loch Lomond is served by regular rail services from Glasgow Queen Street to both Balloch and Helensburgh Lower with a journey time of less than an hour. Many of these services also run through to North Lanarkshire and West Lothian.

The famous West Highland Line runs through the area on its way from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban, Fort William and Mallaig. This scenic railway journey stops at Dumbarton, Helensburgh Upper, Garelochhead, Arrochar/Tarbet and Ardlui on its way north, providing good access to the western and northern parts of the Loch Lomond area.

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Getting around

Bus and coach

Take the bus from Glasgow Buchanan Street Bus Station to the south side of the loch with a journey time of approximately 45 minutes. Or head to Ardlui at the northern tip which takes around 1 hour 20 minutes.

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A tip from your local expert

Balloch Castle Country Park

Visit the 200 acre grounds of Balloch Castle Country Park, which offer breathtaking views of Loch Lomond. Explore the Secret Garden and Fairy Glen and wander around the fantastic Woodland and Parkland areas. 


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