Balloch Castle Country Park in Argyll

For history and music lovers! Would you like to make a pilgrimage to the site that once hosted musical giants as big as Oasis and R.E.M? Balloch Castle and Country Park is a perfect day out for families and those visiting on their own. The area is steeped in history, being built by Glasgow ship bank partner John Buchannan. The castle is now unoccupied, however, it was at one point the headquarters for Scottish Countryside Ranger Service! Being Loch Lomond’s only recognised Country park, it sits across 200 acres of beautiful landscape, that includes the likes of nature trails and walled gardens!

How do I get to Balloch Castle and Country Park?

There is a train station in the town of Balloch, with regular trains to and from Glasgow. The castle is located a short walk from the station.

Constructed in the 1800s, it was only recognised as a country park in the 1980s. However, since then, and in its life as a music venue, it has hosted unbelievable concerts; making an attractive atmosphere with up to 80,000 people.

In recent years, there have been various investments and redevelopments of the park. This includes funding being allocated for a fantastic walled garden and their boathouse. Along with this, a Fairy trail has been developed in the park, which is perfect for the wee ones! So why not come down and take in the stunning views around Lomond and have a relaxing walk around Balloch Castle and Country Park?

  • Public toilets.
  • Pets welcome.
  • Free entry.

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