9 Scottish things to do in and around Loch Lomond

Try Tasty Scottish Food

Just a 10-minute drive from Loch Lomond Holiday Park, the Slanj Bar & Restaurant is the perfect spot to refuel after a day exploring the Scottish countryside. Meals are made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients and the varied drinks menu includes a selection of Scottish ales. Well-behaved dogs are very welcome to join their owners.

Brave a dook in Loch Lomond

Dook (Duk): To dip or Plunge

It may feel a wee bit chilly at first, but a dook in Loch Lomond will leave you feeling refreshed and revitalized! Not only that, but cold water swimming has also been proven to boost the immune system, activate endorphins and reduce stress. Grab your wetsuit and towel and head down to Loch Lomond, just a stone’s throw away from your accommodation. The perfect distance to pop back for a warm shower and hot chocolate straight after your swim. Before you brave the cold water, have a look at Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park’s water safety advice to keep you safe.

Taste Scottish Beer

Enjoy a beer in the Brewery Courtyard at Fyne Ales, nestled in amongst Scottish mountains at the head of Loch Fyne. Choose from six fresh beers on draught – three cask and three kegs. Wines, spirits, hot drinks and crisps are also available or follow the Taste trails map which will show you a variety of bars and restaurants within the area, that specialise in seafood, local produce and vegan meals.

Climb a Munro

The highest peak in the Arrochar Alps is just a 20-minute drive away from Loch Lomond Holiday Park. Ben Ime sits at 1,011m and the views from the summit span across surrounding mountains including Ben Arthur (The Cobbler) and further south to lochs, moorland and hills. Begin your ascend from the Arrochar carpark and follow a zig-zag route through beautiful forestry until you reach an open beautiful glen. The Arrochar Alps are distinctive landmark summits. Combined with the Rest and Be Thankful Pass in the nearby Glen Croe, they make a dramatic landscape transition between the mountainous National Park and the Argyll area beyond. Discover an abundance of walks in Argyll.

Spend time with Scottish wildlife

Watch amazing birds of prey up close at the Loch Lomond Birds of Prey Centre. You will be close to a variety of British birds as well as various species from around the world, including owls and golden eagles. For the first time in over a century sea eagles, also known as white-tailed eagles, were spotted in Loch Lomond nature reserve in March this year. Keep your eyes peeled and you might spot one while you’re on holiday.

Visit a Scottish castle

Home to the Duke of Argyll, Chief of Clan Campbell, Inveraray Castle is a must-visit when you’re in Argyll. You can enjoy views across the castle grounds to majestic Loch Fyne from the castle windows. Spend time exploring the castle gardens which span across 16 acres of the castle grounds, two acres are formal lawns and flowerbeds and the remainder is park and woodland. If you’re feeling fit, venture further afield and climb to Dun Na Cuaiche. This woodland walk will reward you with stunning views across Loch Fyne and beyond.

Explore the Loch Lomond islands

Hop aboard Cruise Loch Lomond to explore islands, ancient forests and hidden beaches. Choose from a range of cruises or hire a private boat for family and friends to enjoy whilst exploring the 23 Loch Lomond islands. Keep an eye out for the local wildlife and nature spots. Be sure to take your camera 

Try something new

If you’re an adrenaline junkie or you’re feeling brave and fancy trying something new and exciting, check out paddle power and adventure, which provides activities such as canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and much more. Glide along the glassy loch whilst enjoying the views and fresh Scottish air as you’re moving along.

Sip a wee dram by Loch Lomond

Scotland is famous for whisky. We love the stuff! After a busy day adventuring and immersing yourself in the great Scottish outdoors, why not sit back in some of the accommodations in the Loch Lomond area, a few to mention are Lennox of Lomond and Cameron House. The perfect way to end a day if you ask us.

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