Things to do in Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond, nestled within the picturesque landscapes of Scotland’s West Highlands, stands as a beacon of natural beauty and serenity. This freshwater loch is famed for its expansive waters, which stretch approximately 23 miles in length, making it the largest inland stretch of water by surface area in Great Britain. Surrounded by rolling hills, rugged mountains, and lush forests, Loch Lomond is part of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, an area designated to protect the stunning scenery and diverse wildlife that call this region home.

The loch’s rich biodiversity supports a variety of species, including otters, red deer, and golden eagles, while its islands range from large inhabited lands to small uninhabited islets. These islands add to the mystique and allure of Loch Lomond, inviting explorers to discover their unique characteristics. The area’s history is woven with tales of clans, battles, and folklore, offering a deep cultural context that enhances its natural beauty. Whether you’re seeking adventure or tranquility, Loch Lomond provides an idyllic setting for both relaxation and exploration.

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  • Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park: Discover breathtaking landscapes and enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, and wildlife watching in this stunning national park.
  • Loch Lomond Shores: A shopping center with a difference; enjoy retail therapy with a view! It also hosts farmers’ markets and outdoor events throughout the year.
  • Sweeney’s Cruise Co: Experience Loch Lomond from the water on one of Sweeney’s cruises. Choose from several tour options to explore the loch’s beauty.
  • Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium: Marvel at local marine life and more exotic creatures at this family-friendly aquarium located at Loch Lomond Shores.
  • Hiking around Loch Lomond: Explore numerous trails offering scenic views around Loch Lomond. Suitable for all levels of hikers.
  • Golfing near Loch Lomond: Play a round at one of the many golf courses surrounding the loch for a memorable experience with spectacular backdrops.
  • Inchailloch Island: Visit this serene island for walking trails through woodlands blooming with wildflowers in spring.
  • Balmaha Boatyard: Rent a boat or take a ferry to explore some of Loch Lomond’s islands up close.
  • Luss Seaplane Adventures: Take off from the waters of Loch Lomond on a seaplane tour for unparalleled aerial views of the landscape.
  • Duncryne Equitation & Trekking Centre: Enjoy horseback riding around the scenic environs of Gartocharn village with views over Loch Lomond.
  • Queen Elizabeth Forest Park: Just east of Loch Lomond, this forest park offers more opportunities for hiking, wildlife spotting, and enjoying nature’s tranquility.
  • The Kilted Skirlie Restaurant: Dine with panoramic views over Loch Lomond at this restaurant known for its Scottish cuisine and welcoming atmosphere.