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Immortalised in song and verse, Loch Lomond is Scotland’s best loved and most famous loch and is just a short drive from Glasgow along the A82. The loch may not have a monster like its Highland counterparts, but it is huge. At 24 miles long and up to five miles wide, Loch Lomond is the largest loch in Scotland and is located in Scotland’s first national park, Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. It is home to 200 species of birds and more than a quarter of British plant species can be found there. The loch straddles the Highland Boundary Fault, where pastoral lowland vistas meet the rugged terrain of the Scottish Highlands with swathes of green, craggy hillside. The Boundary can be viewed from the summit of Conic Hill, acces-sible via a moderate climb from Balmaha, on the loch’s eastern shore. If the climb doesn’t take your breath away, the view will – weather permitting. For the energetic, Ben Lomond, the most southern of the Munroes, all 3,195 feet of it, is a thigh-aching climb up a mountain which proudly guards the waters beneath. Balmaha provides respite for those walking The West Highland Way , offering a pub lunch pit-stop and a shop to replenish supplies. Nature lovers can follow the Balmaha Millennium Forest Trail, drop in to the visitor centre and learn about the area. Boats can be hired for a day’s fishing for trout and salmon or the numerous species of coarse fish found in the loch. The Loch Lomond Angling Improvement Association issues permits and manages the loch’s fishery. Boat trips are also available, with a ferry to Inverbeg operating during summer. Six miles further along the Balmaha road (B837) comes to and end at Rowardennan , where you can stay at the hotel, youth hostel or campsite. All enjoy quiet seclusion and have the attraction of the nearby Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. The west shore is in contrast more developed, and attracts golfers, shoppers and tourists in number. The Barclay’s Scottish Open is a mid-July highlight for golf fans; the course at Loch Lomond Golf Club was voted ‘Best Inland Course’ by Golf World. Loch Lomond Shores is found in Balloch , offering lochside shopping and an aquarium. And for those seeking an opulent getaway, Cameron House Hotel , an 18th century building with its own golf course, is a suitably indulgent retreat.




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The Colquhoun Arms Hotel (2.31 miles)

The Colquhoun Arms Hotel

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The Colquhoun Arms is situated on the banks of Loch Lomond in the picturesque village of Luss, and offers 18 En-suite bedrooms. The hotel is now operating under new management and ... More

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Oak Tree Inn (2.35 miles)

Oak Tree Inn

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On the east shore of Loch Lomond, this charming family-run country inn is constructed from locally quarried slate and offers a perfect tranquil location for a romantic or relaxing break.
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The Carrick at Cameron House Luxury Lodges (3.15 miles)

The Carrick at Cameron House Luxury Lodges

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Experience relaxation at De Vere at any time of year through our uniquely flexible seasonal ownership scheme. When you're at a De Vere resort you'll feel relaxed, pampered and revitalised. ... More

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Old School House (4.21 miles)

Old School House

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The Old School House, built in the late 18th Century, lies within the Loch Lomond National Park, less than a kilometre from the Loch. The spacious house and garden enjoy ... More

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Cameron House Hotel on Loch Lomond (4.39 miles)

Cameron House Hotel on Loch Lomond
De Vere Hotel Cameron House on Loch Lomond is a stunning five star Scottish Baronial Mansion on the banks of Loch Lomond a perfectly located within Scotland’s first national park. An ideal base for those ... More | visit website
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Innkeeper's Lodge Loch Lomond (5.05 miles)

** ALL OUR RATES INCLUDE COMPLIMENTARY CONTINENTAL BUFFET BREAKFAST ** Situated on the edge of Loch Lomond next to the Balloch House Vintage Inn, this lodge is surrounded by some of the country's most stunningly ... More | visit website
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Palombos of Balloch (5.12 miles)

Palombos of Balloch
Palombos bed and breakfast is also ideally situated to allow access to all the major attractions Loch Lomond has to offer such as Loch Lomond cruises, golfing and concerts to name a few. Our ... More | visit website
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Tullie Inn (5.23 miles)

Tullie Inn

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The Tullie Inn is a 12 bedroom inn in the heartland of Scotland facing one of Scotland's most famous lochs - Loch Lomond. The Tullie Inn offers excellent hospitality, together ... More

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Ashbank Bed & Breakfast (5.50 miles)

Ashbank Bed & Breakfast

Ashbank Bed and Breakfast is a family run B&B offering superior accommodation in the heart of the conservation village of Drymen. Ashbank was once the home of the famous Olympian Eric Liddell who's story was ... More | visit website

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Bramblewood (5.52 miles)


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Bramblewood is a friendly, family run Bed and Breakfast accommodation situated in the peaceful village of Drymen. Enjoy Drymen and the east side of Loch Lomond from a warm, friendly ... More

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