Pack More In
Visit Loch Lomond and Glasgow
Pack more in to your days and stays! Enjoy a unique 2-centre break combining the tranquility and stunning scenery of the Loch Lomond area with the excitement and buzz of Glasgow.
Located only 50 minutes apart using ScotRail’s direct service, you can be strutting down Glasgow’s Style Mile picking up the latest trends one day, then soaking up some of Scotland’s finest scenery in Loch Lomond the next.
#Packmorein to your Loch Lomond and Glasgow trips to help you get the best out of both destinations.
Take advantage of the easiest and most convenient way between Glasgow and Loch Lomond by taking the train. With services between Glasgow Queen Street and Balloch (Loch Lomond) every half hour from early to late you can make the most of a day out or short break. Trains also run from Glasgow to Helensburgh, Arrochar & Tarbet and Ardlui. ScotRail offer a range of tickets from off peak tickets to kids go free - there is something for everyone.
Loch Lomond and Glasgow
When visiting Glasgow you can choose from plenty of free to visit attractions and great transport links, you’ll easily have an adventure-filled time in the city. But the fun doesn't stop there...when you head to Loch Lomond you can discover sea creatures, visit a castle, meet a bird of prey and more.
Loch Lomond and Glasgow Trip Ideas
Check out Loch Lomond and Glasgow trip ideas for family fun, a couple's break or weekend with the girls. They include travel tips for shopping, attractions, eating out and places to stay. Pop along to Glasgow's Style Mile, the square in the very centre of the city which houses an extraordinary concentration of shops, or discover the designer boutiques in the Merchant City.
If you're looking for small independent craft and design products and wonderful loch views, then Loch Lomond Shores in Balloch has what you're looking for. With regular Farmers' markets and artisan markets there's a wealth of unique products for you to choose from. You can also head over to Helensburgh and take advantage of the unique independent shops and a regular Saturday market in this elegant seafront town.
From Munros to Mackintosh
Both Loch Lomond and Glasgow offer beautiful surroundings, whether you are looking for the magnificent Art Nouveau stylings of Charles Rennie Mackintosh or the incredible Victorian architecture to be seen across the city; including the stunning Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Loch Lomond offers breathtaking landscapes and scenery in its walks, cruises and cycle trails, whether you want to scale Ben Lomond or take your bike on the train to enjoy the West Loch Lomond Cycle Path, there's lots on offer. Find more ideas in the trip ideas above.
The west of Scotland's food and drink scene is vibrant with dishes and drinks available to suit all tastes and pockets. With unique dining options available in both Glasgow and Loch Lomond you will be spoilt for choice. From impressive loch side views at Lodge on Loch Lomond Hotel to award winning dishes at Ox and Finch in Finnieston there is plenty to choose from.
Where to Stay
Across both locations there's a variety of great accommodation available in Loch Lomond and Glasgow, whether you are looking for 5* luxury or budget boutique, you're guaranteed to find something which suits your taste and budget.
Check out what else you can do in Glasgow and Loch Lomond, as well as the great offers from ScotRail.
This initiative is funded by VisitScotland.