Loch Lomond

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Balloch, Glasgow

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Expert overall rating:4.9 out of 5
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Backpackers / Students, Couples, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Sporty types, Escaping the crowds, Great views / scenery, Nature / wildlife, Romance, Sightseeing

Best for Escapists - Expert review of Loch Lomond

One of Scotland’s most beautiful lochs is right on Glasgow’s doorstep.

Simply stunning: I’ve driven the road to Loch Lomond more times than I care to remember but I’ll never, ever get bored of it. Justifiably famous throughout the world in songs, poems and romance novels, Loch Lomond is a stunning teacup-shaped lake flanked by the Trossachs National Park on one side and a string of charming villages, rustic pubs and hotels on the other. Only a forty minute drive north west of the city (about 25 miles), it is within easy reach as a day trip by either car, bus or train to Balloch and it is surrounded by a number of worthy detours including loch cruises, majestic castles, remote beaches (yes, they really do exist!) and historic hotel hideaways. I’m counting the days until my next trip.

A number of tours are available, including the highly recommended Timberbush Tours and Rabbie’s Tours, which normally include Loch Lomond on a visit to Stirling and the Trossachs.

www.timberbush-tours.co.uk

www.rabbies.com

Expert tips: 
A walk up Ben Lomond, one of the country’s most famous Munro’s (a Scottish hill over 3000 feet) affords a real sense of Highland wilderness and will put more hairs on your chest than a plate of porridge from the hotel buffet.
Hire a car and spend the day exploring the sights - don't rush!

More information on Loch Lomond:

Price guide:
Free
Type:
Lake / river / canal, National park / nature reserve, Natural wonder
Address:
Balloch, Glasgow
Telephone:
01389 722600
Website:
http://www.lochlomond-trossachs.org
Months open:
All year round
Indoor/outdoor?:
Both

Have you been to Loch Lomond? Would you recommended it?