Northern tip of Loch Lomond, Scotland.

Northern tip of Loch Lomond, Scotland.

This evening, I am focusing on Loch Lomond, one of Scotland’s top visitor attractions.

Loch Lomond is the largest expanse of freshwater in Great Britain. It is the centrepiece of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and is surrounded by mountainous landscapes including Ben Lomond.

Ben Lomond from Luss, Scotland

Ben Lomond from Luss, Scotland

Location (Luss) is about 33 miles N.W.of Glasgow.

Loch Lomond represents the meeting point of the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland. The area is a haven for wildlife. More than a quarter of Britain’s plant species thrive here plus a wide array of birds and mammals.

Here is a listing of important sites and places of interest:

  • Town of Balloch on southern tip of the Loch. Here there is a railway station, marina, boat trips, lodgings, pubs and restaurants.
  • Balloch Castle Country Park.
  • Village of Aldochlay with quaint cottages and boating.
  • Popular village of Luss, with historic village houses, pier, boat trips, historic church and Viking era burial.
  • Village of Tarbet at northern end of Loch. Here is a large hotel plus a centre for boat trips.
  • On the eastern side is Inversnaid with it’s waterfall, Rowardennan, Ben Lomond (mountain) (3194 ft.), Conic Hill (1175 feet) and Balmaha.

There is much to appeal to a wide range of interests with activities including hiking, cycling, climbing, fishing, boating, canoeing, photography and swimming (in summer).

A section of the West Highland Way hiking trial runs along the eastern side of the Loch.

The region is associated with Clan Colquhoun and Scottish legend, Rob Roy.

A seaplane service links Loch Lomond with other destinations in Scotland.

Trail blocker on West Highland Way, Loch Lomond.

Trail blocker on West Highland Way, Loch Lomond.

Aldochlay, Loch Lomond

Aldochlay, Loch Lomond

Luss Church and Clan Colquhoun Centre, Loch Lomond.

Luss Church and Clan Colquhoun Centre, Loch Lomond.

Quaint and colourful cottage at Luss, Loch Lomond.

Quaint and colourful cottage at Luss, Loch Lomond.

Loch Lomond at Tarbet

Loch Lomond at Tarbet

Inversnaid Falls, Loch Lomond.

Inversnaid Falls, Loch Lomond.

Balmaha, Loch Lomond, Scotland

Balmaha, Loch Lomond, Scotland

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