Destination: Loch Lomond
One of Scotland's most famous and beautiful Loch's
Loch Lomond Tours with Great British Trips
Introducing Loch Lomond
Just half an hour north of Glasgow is Loch Lomond, the largest expanse of inland water in Great Britain, and part of a National Park that includes both the loch and the inspirational scenery of the Trossachs. Loch Lomond has some wonderful contrasts. At the north end, the loch is much narrower and deeper, surrounded by dramatic mountain scenery, with Queen Elizabeth Forest Park on the east shoreline and Loch Katrine and the Trossachs beyond. Further down towards the south-eastern end of the Loch, deciduous woodlands hug the shoreline along with the sheltered harbour at Balmaha, an ideal place for water sports and the calm waters make for great canoeing. Balloch Castle Country Park at the southern end provides gentler walking. Ferries and pleasure cruises operate on the loch from the lochside communities of Tarbet, Balloch, Balmaha and Luss and are a perfect way to explore the area.
Want to visit Loch Lomond?
Time to spend here: 2 hours - 2 days
More Information: www.lochlomond-trossachs.org
What's nearby? Glasgow, Scottish Highlands, Isle of Skye
What transport do you recommend? This area is difficult to visit without some form of vehicle or on a day tour.
Did you know? In 717AD Christian missionaries St Kentigerna, her brother and son settled on a Lomond island, which because of her became known as Inchcailloch or 'The Island of the Woman'.