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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Inveraray Private Hire

Based in Inveraray but working all over Argyll. Private hire and taxi service. My vehicle is a 7 passenger vehicle with luggage space. I also work with major...

Head Office, 15 Arkland
Inveraray
Argyll
PA32 8UD

Tel: 07775 691641

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Loch Lomond Faerie Trail

Welcome to the wonderful world of faeries and trolls.  An enormous, award winning woodland full of family adventure. You’ll find Faeries, Trolls, Unicorns, s...

Loch Lomond Faerie Trail
Luss South Car Park
Luss
G83 8NX

Tel: 01436 860 820

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McKinlay Kidd Ltd

Award-winning specialist tour operator making holidays differently throughout Argyll and the Isles. At McKinlay Kidd, we like to get up close and personal wi...

Head Office, McKinlay Kidd
6/1 (front) The Hatrack
144 St Vincent St
Glasgow
G2 5LQ

Tel: 0141 260 9260

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The Tartan Road

Working all over Argyll & the Isles, we create luxury Scottish holidays tailored exclusively for each client. Specialising in self-drive and chauffeured...

Head Office, Lora Villa
Connel
Oban
PA37 1PD

Tel: +44 (0)1631 402 066

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Lennox of Lomond

The Lennox Family have been farming since the 1750s at Shantron and Shemore Farm. Now farming into their 11th generation, the family love sharing their uniqu...

Shantron Farm
Luss
Alexandria
G83 8RH

Tel: 07361 536839

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CHARTS (Culture Heritage & Arts Assembly, Argyll & Isles)

CHARTS is a growing network of artists, makers, producers and spaces, who value creativity and the impact it has on individuals, communities and visitors to...

c/o Mackay & Co CA
120 George Street
Oban
PA34 5NT

Tel: 01499 305 055

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Argyll Bespoke Car Tours

Argyll Bespoke Car Tours provide privately escorted, tailor made tours of Argyll, the West Highlands and to other parts of Scotland, with itineraries created...

7 Dunadd View
Bridgend
Kilmicheal Glassary
PA31 8QA

Tel: +44 (0)7511 852245

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West Coast Motors

Our extensive bus network across the West Coast of Scotland covering Campbeltown, Ardrishaig, Oban, Mull, Bute, Dunoon and Glasgow allows you to explore our...

Head Office, Benmhor
Campbeltown
PA28 6DN

Tel: 01586 552319

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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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Getting here

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Planning your journey

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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