Gateway to the Scottish Lowlands, Loch Lomond is the largest freshwater lake in Britain, a vast 23 miles long and 5 miles wide, surrounded by the heather-clad hills of The Trossachs. Loch Lomond & The Trossachs are one of Scotland’s most popular National Parks. Rich in wildlife and incredibly popular with birdwatchers, the park contains around 200 species of birds from golden eagle and peregrine to osprey and pied flycatcher. Loch Lomond is a great rural playground for outdoor enthusiasts and for families, with lots of attractions and boat trips available around the lake!
First port of call for many visitors to the area is the Gateway visitor Centre situated at the Loch Shores Complex in Balloch. Interactive displays and a plentiful supply of guides to the local area are here, alongside restaurants, specialist craft and food shops, boat trips, shops and cafes. Attractions including the Loch Lomond Sea Life Centre and the static paddle steamer attraction – the Maid of the Loch are also at the Loch Shores centre.
Boat trips operate from around Loch Lomond, some of which has been offering boat tours since the Victorian era. Pick up cruises from the bustling Balloch waterfront or one of a choice of departure points around the lake situated along the A82 and Tarbet Pier on the western shoreline, and along the B829 and at Rowardennan on the eastern shoreline. Everything from day trip cruises to wedding, corporate and private party cruises are available on Loch Lomond, Scotland’s most popular lake.
Stay in a holiday cottage around Loch Lomond or opt for a welcoming B&B in main southeastern gateway town Balloch. A huge choice of accommodation is available in the area, and in Balloch you’ll find an excellent choice of pubs, restaurants, boat trips and boat hire. Browse and book accommodation in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs online now!