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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Argyll Chefs Table

At Argyll Chefs Table, our team is dedicated to providing an exceptional dining experience, driven by our unwavering passion for culinary excellence. Led by...

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Annie's Herb Kitchen

Annie’s Herb Kitchen is a small family run business based in rural Argyllshire on the West Coast of Scotland. We hand make seasoning salts using locally sour...

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Arrochar Alps Gin Ltd

When creating Arrochar Alps gin, the goal was always to create products that mirror the fantastic area in which it was born. The outstanding beauty of the Sc...

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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.


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


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 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.

Cr Mackintosh Hill House Helensburgh

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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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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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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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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