Step back in time on the Maid of the Loch

Have you ever wanted to explore Loch Lomond in a unique way? Then hop onboard the Maid of the Loch, one of Britains very last Paddle Steamers! Built in 1953, this steamer is a fine example of what was once a spectacular form of transportation in Britain and across the world over. Here you can feast your eyes on this beauty, while also seeing the fascinating engines in action. Thanks to its dedicated group of volunteers, the Maid of the Loch has provided almost 1 million pounds in renovations so that guests can enjoy the best possible day out.

How do I find the Maid of the Loch?

The Boat is located on the Pier in the town of Balloch. The town is served via trains from Glasgow Central.

The Maid of the Loch is hoping to secure more funding over the coming years for further renovations, these may provide the opportunity to experience the ship in its former glory, running as efficiently as it once did. Admissions to the ship start at £3 per adult, and children under 12 go free! To see the ship “In full Steam”, admission starts at £5. However, all proceeds go back into the future restoration of the ship. It is open Wednesday to Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm, until the end of October each year. So why not come down and experience Loch Lomond while exploring one of Glasgow’s own creations!

  • Venue hire available.
  • Gift shop.
  • Cafe.

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