Welcome to Loch Lomond
Located right at the heart of Scotland, Loch Lomond, The Trossachs and the Clyde Sea Lochs cover a broad area full of contrasts. Close and easy to get to from central Scotland. Just 30 minutes from Glasgow and you can quickly feel miles away, on a hilltop in Arrochar, on a boat in Balloch, or a beach in Luss.
Wild and beautiful, yet home to bustling towns like Helensburgh, charming villages like Drymen and Gartocharn, or coastal retreats of Gareloch and Loch Long. Rewind and relax or get the ultimate adrenaline rush, water-skiing or wakeboarding. Go hill walking or follow one of the area’s many long-distance trails and cycle paths such as The West Highland Way, the John Muir Way, the Three Lochs Way or the Clyde Sea Lochs Trail.
Combine this with great quality places to stay and to eat and drink, and you have the perfect recipe for an action-packed day trip, weekend break or family holiday.
One thing you can be sure of when you arrive: the very warmest of welcomes.
Easy to stay. Hard to leave.
There’s nothing quite like escaping the humdrum for a revitalising change of scene. If you want to make more of your trip, there’s a place for you here. Our B&B’s, cottages and glamping pods are welcoming, the hotels and inns cosy, and the holiday parks perfectly located for incredible panoramic views. Chill out in a lochside spa or hot tub, enjoy a home-cooked breakfast from friendly hosts, relax at the end of a day’s touring or celebrate with family and friends - you can bring your dog too. The perfect accommodation awaits.
Made locally. Admired globally.
With its picturesque scenery, ever changing seasons and abundant natural materials, it’s no wonder so many artists and craftspeople are drawn to Loch Lomond. It’s been inspiring visitors through writing and song for centuries. In our craft shops and galleries you’ll find unique pieces of jewellery, paintings and photographs as well as original ceramics, glassware, textiles and woodcarvings, all with a story to tell – you may also meet the local designers who created them!
Getting around Loch Lomond & The Clyde Sea Lochs.
If wonderful views of the loch are on your list, why not take a cruise to enjoy them? Cruises sail all year round, offering photo opportunities everywhere you look. Take your bike or hire one, and combine a cruise with a guided nature walk, or island hop on the Waterbus (seasonal). Discover walks, climbs and cycle paths for any age or fitness level, or choose from three long distance trails: The West Highland Way, The Three Lochs Way or the John Muir Way. For an experience you’ll never forget, glide over glittering lochs and breathtaking mountains by seaplane.
Nature at its Best.
Exploring the Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea Lochs area, you’ll be struck by its dramatic mountains, natural woodland, unspoilt wetland and open waters. Not only a haven for humans, it’s also home to rich and diverse wildlife, offering unrivalled opportunities for spotting Osprey, Capercaillie, seals, Red Deer, Red Squirrels and more. You may even see a Golden Eagle soaring in the sky. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, the David Marshall Lodge, Aberfoyle and the RSPB Loch Lomond Reserve are just some examples.
The Great Outdoors.
Climb Ben Lomond for stunning loch views at the top, or go for a gentle stroll from Balmaha to Milarrochy Bay. Discover bluebell carpets on the Isle of Inchcailloch or enjoy a guided nature walk. Follow the Clyde Sea Lochs Trail north through the conservation village of Rhu, worth the detour to the picturesque villages of Kilcreggan and Cove. Hit a hole in one or find the perfect spot for fishing. From wakeboarding to wildlife cruises, 4x4 adventures to castles, local guided tours to whisky distilleries and so many other experiences for you to love, Loch Lomond is an adventure just waiting to happen.
The Great Indoors.
Not all of our best-loved places are outdoors. Stop off and snack or shop till you drop at Loch Lomond Shores, gateway to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Go back in time by visiting our local castles: Dumbarton Castle and Doune Castle. Meet the resident otters or feed the sharks at Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium. Develop your golf swing at the Cameron House Golf Course. Indulge in afternoon tea, sample a dram on a distillery tour or sit back and relax in an award-winning spa. The Loch Lomond great indoors have never been so exciting.
A Friend to all Visitors.
Reunite with family and friends; meet the locals at Farmer’s markets or our Highland Games. Try a treetop adventure with the kids or travel back in time at our castles and museums. Get away with the girls (or boys!) for a spa weekend or make a splash in a canoe trip. Pop a cork to celebrate or pop the question to the one you love. Loch Lomond is the perfect host and easy to escape to, for a fun-filled day trip, family holiday, wedding, romantic retreat or meeting with a difference – but always an occasion to remember.
Local Produce: World Class Food & Drink.
Scotland is well known for its rich and diverse larder, so if food is your passion, you’re in for a treat. From lochside fine dining to traditional country pubs offering local and seasonal produce, and charming cafes offering home baking, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Try foraging for wild food with local guides or shopping at our regular Farmer’s markets. From freshly caught fish and seafood to locally farmed meats, seasonal fruit and vegetables, locally brewed beers and award-winning malt whiskies.