Loch Lomond

Scotland's Adventure Coast

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. Check out Hill House's fabulous architecture, textiles and furniture. There are also some fine gardens to explore near Helensburgh, including Geilston and Glenarn, as well as some wonderful walking to be done along the shores of the Clyde Sea Lochs.

Gaelic in Scotland

The indigenous language of Argyll contains great richness of expression.  Here we have shared a phrase from local Gaelic poetry about Loch Lomond.

Loch Lomond

Loch Laomainn nan lùb (Loch Lomond of the bends)

’S nan innseag ghlas ùr (And the fresh green islets)

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Loch Lomond Arms

Welcome to the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, where you will find one of Scotland’s finest coaching inns.

The Loch Lomond Arms opened its doors in 2012 after a...

Old Luss Road
Luss
Loch Lomond

Tel: 01436 860420

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Mansefield House

Mansefield House, situated in the picturesque highland village of Arrochar, on the shores of Loch Long, is a fine Grade B listed Victorian house. Full of cha...

Mansefield House
Arrochar
G83 7AG

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Ardkinglas House

Situated on the shores of Loch Fyne in Argyll, against a spectacular background of mountain and forest, Ardkinglas Estate covers about 4800 hectares. Ardking...

Ardkinglas Estate
Cairndow
Argyll
PA26 8BN

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Campbell Cottage

Campbell Cottage, situated in the picturesque Argyll village of Arrochar, Loch Long, is a cosy listed cottage. The cottage forms one side of The Steadings. B...

Campbell Cottage
1 Invereoch Court
Arrochar
Argyll & Bute
G83 7AB

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Campbell Bike Workshop

Campbell Bike Workshop is part bicycle maintenance space, part bike lifestyle boutique. Campbell Bike Workshop is based in the village of Arrochar in Argyll,...

Mansefield Studios
Arrochar
G83 7AG

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Argyll Holidays - Loch Lomond Holiday Park

Perched on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond itself, Loch Lomond Holiday Park is home to our premium waterside hot tub lodges boasting fabulous uninterrupted v...

Inveruglas
Argyll & Bute
G83 7DW

Tel: 01301 704224

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Argyll Holidays - Drimsynie Holiday Village

Whether you stay in one of our iconic A-frame holiday lodges, caravans or hot tub lodges, there's so much to fill your days with at Drimsynie Holiday Village...

Lochgoilhead
Argyll
PA24 8AD

Tel: 01301 703344

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Inchbaggers Island Swims

Two-time channel swimmer Chris Sifleet provides professional safe swims in the beautiful waters of Loch Lomond. Swim in a peaceful environment and enjoy the...

76 Oakburn Walk
Alexandria
G83 9NJ

Tel: 07917432900

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Visit Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond is the UK’s largest freshwater loch and sits at the heart of Scotland’s first National ParkLoch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, set within a stunning backdrop of rolling hills and the famous peak of Ben Lomond.

The Clyde Sea Lochs

Stretching from Helensburgh around Rosneath Peninsula and up to Arrochar have been delighting visitors for centuries. There’s so much more to this area than the lochs, with plenty of hidden gems to discover.

Luss

The picturesque lochside conservation village of Luss is the ancestral home to the Clan Colquhoun. It was originally built to house workers for the nearby slate quarry in the 18th and 19th centuries. Visit to browse great coffee shops, restaurants, a sandy beach and views across the loch to the glorious Ben Lomond. The ideal place for a day trip or to stop off on the A82 for a wander along the bonnie banks or to take a cruise on the loch to explore some of the loch’s 37 small islands. Or perhaps take part in a water sport activity?

Arrochar & Tarbet 

The village of Arrochar nestles in the shadow of The Cobbler and the other peaks of the Arrochar Alps at the head of Loch Long. Less than a mile away across a narrow area of land is Tarbet on the banks of the iconic Loch Lomond. What better base for boat trips, cycling and walking – either at low level or at height to satisfy your adventurous spirit.

LUSS

Luss is a popular stopping-off point for visitors or a base for exploring the Loch Lomond area.

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TARBET & ARROCHAR

Tarbet on Loch Lomond with nearby Arrochar on Loch Long is where Loch Lomond meets Argyll Forest, a place where there is so much to enjoy outdoors.

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HELENSBURGH & CLYDE SEA LOCHS

Helensburgh is a vibrant town which enjoys an enviable position within easy reach of Glasgow and even Edinburgh, whilst also being situated on the Clyde Sea Lochs.

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TYNDRUM & BRIDGE OF ORCHY

Tyndrum is a small village north of Loch Lomond and is an important staging post to head west to Oban, Lorn & the Isles.

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Loch Lomond Park Ranger - Fiona's Story

Ah, Loch Lomond. You can’t help but fall under the spell of this enchanting loch and its surroundings, something Park Ranger Fiona knows only too well. A hive of activity in the summer, visit in winter and you’ll witness as mesmeric calm rare in the modern world. Hear as Fiona tells us why it’s the place that means the most to her. Scotland. A spirit of its own.

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Loch Lomond on YouTube

Immerse yourself in all things Loch Lomond by watching our dedicated YouTube playlist for food and drink, activities and so much more!

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Tie the knot in Argyll & the Isles

Whether you're dreaming of a romantic beach ceremony on a secluded island or a traditional Scottish wedding in a historic castle, there are plenty of venues to choose from.

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Getting here

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If travelling by road, for the western side of the Loch Lomond, follow road signs for Dumbarton, then Balloch. 

A large part of the Loch Lomond area comprises lochs and river estuaries and travel by water is a great way to visit us and explore our area.

A water bus services operate on Loch Lomond on a seasonal basis, linking villages such as Balloch, Balmaha, Luss, Rowardennan and Tarbet as well as some of the loch's islands.

The world famous West Highland Line runs along Loch Lomond. Recognised as one of the world's most scenic railways, it also stops at Helensburgh, Garelochhead, Arrochar/Tarbet and Ardlui on its way north, providing good access to the western and northern parts of Loch Lomond.

If you are feeling active, why not try the Clyde and Loch Lomond Cycleway. This popular route takes you from Glasgow to Loch Lomond along former railway lines and canal towpaths. Alternatively, the West Loch Lomond Cycle Path is a popular route that runs north from Balloch along the loch for 27km to Tarbet, where you can catch another train back to Glasgow and the central belt of Scotland. 

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