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Welcome to Loch Lomond,
Loch Lomond is situated in the middle of Scotland and is very close to central and bustling cities whilst also set with scenic, stunning scenery: this is what makes for Loch Lomond as one of Scotland’s most popular holiday destinations. Impressively this town is home to Britain’s largest expanse of fresh water, and with massive rolling hills surrounding it, this is what makes Loch Lomond so attractive. The town of Balloch is situated at the end of Loch Lomond and is the nearest town, virtually overlooking the loch in some parts. Other close towns are beautifully peaceful, with Drymen having the oldest pub in Scotland- this is fantastic dining experience as is run by skilled and professional chefs- highly recommended!
How far away is it?
Loch Lomond is a short and pleasant journey of an hour and a half from Edinburgh and a mere 30-minute drive from Glasgow.
Loch Lomond has something very special; it’s called Loch Lomond Shores. Loch Lomond Shores is a very unique walkway, which overlooks the breath taking beauty of Loch Lomond. It beholds shops of your every desire- from clothing stores, to places to eat and finally entertainments. The shores has a ‘Kidz Café’ at which all the family can enjoy as has a children’s fun gym as well as a café. Also boat and cruise higher is available and gives an amazing trip around the Loch, showing the true natural and historic scenery that is captured within Loch Lomond. Another activity for the family to enjoy is, The Gateway Centre, this amazingly central compilation is made up of a café, a play area for children and a helpful gift shop. There is indoor and outdoors seating whilst you enjoy your cuppa, arts and crafts to keep your wee ones as happy as you are and a woodland walk. If this was not enough, Loch Lomond also has it’s very own Sea Life Centre- This holds Scotland’s only Giant Sea Turtle. It is also available for individuals to hold and stroke various different sea creatures from their very own exciting rock pool. Usual opening hours for all shops are 10am – 6pm.
The last but not least popular attraction of the bonnie Loch Lomond, is the rather sophisticated, Maid of the Loch. Maid of the Loch is an antique paddle steamer built from a long line of steamers since 1818; the last of it’s kind in Britain. Due to it’s aged nature the steamship underwent reconstruction, the money was funded and raised by the Loch Lomond Steamship Company and now the ship looks sparkly new, with café/bar newly installed. This ship is hoping to be steaming ahead on it’s old service around the shores of Loch Lomond once more, soon. This is now open for visitors, from Easter to October, free admission and everyone is welcome to see it’s beautiful, polished walls.
Loch Lomond is abundant in accommodation. With all varieties of any sort of accommodation you could possibly desire. With ranges of accommodation from luxury hotels, of which look out onto the stunning loch to lodges from which you can leisurely make your own timetable for whatever you want to do. Loch Lomond accommodation is all very close to the main town, Balloch, and only a short drive from the busiest cities of Scotland.