Immerse yourself in Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea Lochs

Beautiful Loch Lomond sits at the heart of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, just 30 minutes from Glasgow. Its ‘bonnie, bonnie banks’ are world renowned. Take a boat trip to explore one of the loch’s 37 islands or enjoy a variety of watersports. There’s so much more to enjoy in the surrounding area, from hiking and biking to gardens bursting with colour. 

Go hill walking in the Arrochar Alps or follow one of the area’s many long-distance trails and cycle paths, from the John Muir Way to the Three Lochs Way. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Helensburgh; with broad avenues, piers, promenades, shops and eateries, it’s a great place to spend a day and is home to the fascinating Hill House.

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Everything there is to see and do in Helensburgh and the Clyde Sea Lochs

Ardardan Estate and Ardmore Point

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Walking and climbing

Ardardan Estate features a farm shop, garden nursery and tearoom, all set in a restored walled garden on the banks of the River Clyde.

Ardgartan Forest Walks and Trails

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Walking and climbing

Ardgartan is part of the Argyll Forest Park. Enjoy short strolls through woodland along by the Croe Water or pick up the network of forest tracks.

Argyll Forest Park

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Wildlife and nature

Stretching from the Holy Loch, an inlet of the Firth of Clyde, to the jagged peaks of the Arrochar Alps, Argyll Forest Park is a great place to walk and cycle.

Arrochar Alps and The Cobbler

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Walking and climbing

The Arrochar Alps is by far the most spectacular mountain range in the southern Highlands.

Balloch Castle Country Park

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Wildlife and nature

Balloch Castle Country Park sits on the southeast shores of Loch Lomond, and offers lovely walking and great play parks for kids.

Cardross Golf Club

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Golf

Cardross is an 18-hole, undulating parkland course with lovely views of the river Clyde.

Carrick Golf Course

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Golf

Carrick Golf Course on Loch Lomond, Argyll, is the 71-par course designed by the acclaimed golf course designer Doug Carrick.

Clyde Sea Lochs Trail

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Tours, trips and trails

The Clyde Sea Lochs Trail is a fabulous route linking a necklace of coastal communities fringing the south western edge of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.

Maid of the Loch & the Balloch Steam Slipway

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Sailing and boating

Maid of the Loch, Loch Lomond’s Paddle Steamer, is a fantastic visitor attraction.

Duchess Wood

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Wildlife and nature

Set within the greenbelt of Helensburgh, Duchess Wood is a rich and diverse woodland with a variety of different plant and animal species.

Firkin Point Picnic Area and Walk

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Walking and climbing

Firkin Point can be found on the west bank of Loch Lomond about halfway between Inverbeg and Tarbet.

Geilston Garden

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Gardens

Geilston Garden must be one of the National Trust For Scotland's most enchanting gardens.

Glenarn

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Gardens

Gouk Hill Muir Viewpoint on the John Muir Way

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Walking and climbing

From Gouk Hill Muir Viewpoint you have the most wonderful views over Loch Lomond and Ben Lomond.

Helensburgh Golf Club

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Golf

With excellent greens and an overall superb course receiving much acclaim from visitors, this is one of the best moorland courses in the west of Scotland.

Hill House

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Landmarks and attractions

High on a hill, overlooking the River Clyde, sits the Hill House – what is universally regarded as Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s finest domestic creation.

John Muir Way

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Walking and climbing

The John Muir Way, which opened in 2014, is a fabulous long-distance route running through central Scotland and linking Helensburgh in Argyll in the west to Dunbar in the east.

Loch Lomond Islands

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Beaches and islands

Loch Lomond is home to 37 very bonnie islands and islets.

Loch Lomond Golf Club

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Golf

Ranked as one of the top golf courses in the world, The Loch Lomond Golf Club is located near Luss on the shore of Loch Lomond.

Loch Lomond Shores

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Family activities

Loch Lomond Shores is a stunning visitor destination on the edge of Loch Lomond in Balloch.

Linn Botanic Gardens

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Gardens

The Linn Botanic Garden is a horticultural treasure trove, situated at the head of Cove Bay on the west side of Rosneath Peninsula.

Three Lochs Way

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Walking and climbing

The Three Lochs Way, described as the ‘walking gateway to Argyll and the Isles’, is a stunning journey through southern Argyll linking Loch Lomond, Gare Loch and Loch Long in four stages.

Ten Argyll natural beauty spots

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Tours, trips and trails

Follow this journey to discover ten of Argyll’s natural beauty spots, from the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond to the wild beauty of Staffa.

Rosneath Peninsula West Coast Heritage Trail

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History and heritage

This fantastic trail celebrates Rosneath Peninsula’s remarkable Victorian heritage, highlighting the architecture of Cove and Kilcreggan.

West Loch Lomond Cycle Route

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Cycling and mountain biking

The West Loch Lomond Cycle Route starts next to Balloch Railway Station at the south of Loch Lomond and runs north along the loch for 27km to Tarbet, where you can catch another train back to Glasgow.

Waverley Paddle Steamer

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Landmarks and attractions

Step aboard the world’s last seagoing paddle steamer in the world for a day, afternoon or evening cruise.

Helensburgh Winter Festival

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Cove and Kilcreggan Book Festival

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Cove and Kilcreggan Real Ale Festival

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