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Things to do near Loch Lomond

Looking for things to do near Loch Lomond? There are many interesting Scottish attractions and vibrant cities and towns close by, which are great to visit during your stay with us at Loch Lomond Waterfront.

Cities and towns close to Loch Lomond

Glasgow – City of culture – 30 mins drive

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland. Visit for restaurants, museums and art galleries, shopping, theatres, concerts and nightlife.

Edinburgh – Historic capital – 1.5-hour drive

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland. See Edinburgh Castle, the Old Town and New Town, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh Zoo.

Stirling – City of Braveheart –  30 mins drive

Visit the city of Stirling for Stirling Castle, Wallace Monument, shopping and Blair Drummond Safari Park.

Perth – Historic city – 1-hour drive

Go to the historic city Perth for Palace of Scone, River Tay, shopping.

Auchterarder – Home of Gleneagles – 45 mins drive

Auchterarder is home of the Gleneagles Hotel and Golf Resort, gift shops and local scenic tours.

Crieff – Gateway to Highlands – 50 mins drive

Crieff is a Highland town and resort. Stuart Crystal gift shop, Drummond Castle Gardens, Famous Grouse distillery tour.

Callander – Gateway to the Trossachs – 30 mins drive

Visit the picturesque town of Callander for Loch Vennechar, Rob Roy Centre, Woollen Mills, Restaurants and gift shops, Falls of Lenny and Bracklin Falls.

Helensburgh – Victorian resort – 30 mins drive

Helensburgh is an elegant town on the River Clyde. Waverley steamer, Hill House, Birthplace of John Logie Baird, Faslane Nuclear Base, coffee shops and gift shops.

Luss and Western Shores – 35 mins drive

Luss on the western shores of the loch. See preservation village, steamer pier, visitor centre, coffee and gift shops. Loch Fyne Oyster bar, Inverary Castle, Town and Jail.

Historical and heritage attractions near Loch Lomond

St Maha’s Well

Search hard for St Maha’s Well, an ancient holy well on the moors above Milton. Great views of the Loch.

Rob Roy treasure hunt

Walk in the footsteps of our most famous local – ask at reception for our own tour of his haunts.

Glengoyne Distillery

Glengoyne is of the best and prettiest whisky distilleries in Scotland – fascinating, fun and delicious!

Sir Walter Scott, Loch Katrine

Take a cruise on the Sir Walter Scott, a Victorian treasure on a stunningly beautiful Loch.

The PS Waverley

It’s a bit further but a must do trip ‘Doon the Watter’ on the PS Waverley, the world’s oldest paddle steamer.

Loch Lomond natural sights

Devil’s Pulpit, Croftamie

Gorge walking for the intrepid at the Devil’s Pulpit – but there’s often company.

Islands of Loch Lomond

Take a boat and take all day. The Islands are just stunning and have so much history.

The Whangie

Walk to The Whangie and see where Rob Roy hid his stolen cattle – great views of the loch as well.

Duncryne Hill, Gartocharn

Duncryne Hill has the best views for the least effort – 250 ft high with enchanting views of all of Loch Lomond.

Bracklinn Falls, Callendar

The Bracklinn Falls Circuit is a fascinating series of falls. Best when wet.

Sport and leisure Loch Lomond

Buchanan Arms leisure club

The Buchannan Arms has a swimming pool, sauna and gymnasium – guests of ours can also enjoy preferential rates.

Buchanan Castle Golf Club and Driving Range

The well-established Buchanan Castle Golf Club is less than three miles away and our guests can benefit from preferential rates.

House of Bruar by Pitlochry  – 1 hr 30 mins drive

The best of Scottish food, quality clothing and designer gifts at House of Bruar.

Jenners, Balloch

Jenners is our own local department store in the main tourist/retail Loch ‘Portal’

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  • Outstanding location

    'The location is outstanding - right on the edge of Loch Lomond with private water frontage and beaches. As a location for exploring, again this rates very highly. We easily accessed central Glasgow by train from nearby Balloch and also explored Stirling (particularly the castle and Wallace memorial), the Falkirk Wheel and even Perth and Pitlochry by car. It is a very peaceful place, which can only be disturbed on occasion by your neighbours but with the Slumber Charter in place, we had absolutely no problems overnight.'