Loch Lomond and Ben 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.

Maid of the Loch at Balloch, Loch Lomond

Northern section if Loch Lomond near Tarbet.

Mid section f Loch Lomond looking North

Boat trip in Loch Lomond

View from Ben Lomond in winter

Location (Luss) is about thirty-three 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.

Feral Goat, Loch Lomond

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.

Aldochlay, Loch Lomond

  • Popular village of Luss, with historic village houses, pier, boat trips, historic church and Viking era burial.

Beach at Luss, Loch Lomond

  • 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).

Water activities on Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond from Balmaha

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.

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