Loch Lomond

Address: Balloch, Glasgow, Scotland
Telephone: 01389 722600

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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.




Value for money

Expert tips

Hire a car and spend the day exploring the sights - don't rush!

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.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Families with teenagers
  • Sporty types
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Great views / scenery
  • Romance
  • Sightseeing
  • Nature / wildlife