Designated a National Park as recently as 2002, The Trossachs area encompasses mountains, lochs and some of Scotland’s most stunning scenery. Running across the dividing line between the Scottish Highlands and its Lowlands, The Trossachs themselves are a collection of lochs and hills just west of the city of Stirling, where Sir Walter Scott was inspired to write his classic 1810 poem, ‘The Lady of the Lake’. As the freshwater loch with the largest surface area in Britain, Loch Lomond is one of the country’s most visited regions. Surrounded by mountains, forests and hills, you can enjoy the spectacular views of its ‘bonnie, bonnie banks’, as made famous in the popular folk song, while taking a cruise along its 24-mile coastline.
Loch Lomond is located near Balloch, just 35 minutes’ drive from Glasgow. For international visitors, Glasgow International Airport is the nearest and is home to several car rental companies if you’d like to continue your journey by car. Trains from London into Glasgow Queen Street take approximately 4 hours and run regularly. Once at Glasgow, take the ScotRail service to Balloch or the West Highlands route into Oban/Fort William, one of the country’s most scenic train journeys.
Encompassing 22 lochs, The Trossachs National Park is naturally a great place to indulge in watersports. Why not discover the famous Loch on a canoe or kayak, climb some of its many peaks or spot some wildlife from the comfort of a cruise vessel?
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The area surrounding Loch Lomond is full of natural treasures and you’ll find there’s plenty to keep you occupied during your visit, including: Dumbarton Castle, Balloch Castle Country Park and the Stone Circle in Killin. If you’re looking for something truly adventurous, why not discover the area from above - on the UK’s only seaplane.
To find out more information about Loch Lomond, please head to the official website, where you’ll be able to find out more about things to do when visiting Loch Lomond, a map of the national park and facts about all of the lochs including their size and locations.
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