Villages, Towns & Cities

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


If you are visiting the east side of Loch Lomond then you are most likely heading to Balmaha. This quaint and very popular village …

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A 10-minute drive from here at Loch Lomond Waterfront takes you to Drymen, near Stirling. This is a popular village with walkers …

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Literally across the water from us at Loch Lomond Waterfront, is Gartocharn. This village in West Dumbartonshire is a 20-minute …

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Just under ten miles east from us here at Loch Lomond Waterfront, is the charming village of Balfron. Located on the edge of Loch …

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The village of Killearn, near Stirling, is a 20-minute drive from us here at Loch Lomond Waterfront. Nestled next to the rolling Campsie hills…

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A 20-minute drive from Loch Lomond Waterfront takes you to this delightfully creative little village. This is the first of four villages you …

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For our guests staying at Loch Lomond Waterfront, the village of Balloch is just a 20-minute drive away. This is a great place to visit…

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Arnprior is around a 20-minute drive from Loch Lomond Waterfront. Don’t be fooled by how small this village is. It has lots of …

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Strathblane and Blanefield

Although two villages, separated by the Blane Burn, you would be forgiven thinking Strathblane and Blanefield are one place. Nestled at…

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30 minutes from Loch Lomond Waterfront lies Kippen village in West Stirlingshire. Located between the Gargunnock Hills and the …

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An elegant town on the River Clyde, lying south of Loch Lomond. Here are some of our favourite things to do in …

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Luss is very picturesque, with its neat rows of cottages, built in the 18th and 19th centuries to house the local slate quarry workers.

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35 minutes’ drive from us at Loch Lomond Waterfront lies the village of Gargunnock, on the edge of Stirling. It is a good stopping …

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Callander is a lovely wee town near Stirling. Just around a 30-minute drive from your accommodation at Loch Lomond …

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In under an hour, you can drive from us here at Loch Lomond Waterfront to Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow. There are loads of …

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Stirling is only a half-hour drive from Loch Lomond Waterfront. So, it makes an ideal day trip for our guests. This ancient Scottish …

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Tarbet and Arrochar

Tarbet is a small village, located on the western shores of Loch Lomond. For guests staying with us at Loch Lomond Waterfront, it is around …

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This small town in between Perth and Stirling, is home to the world-famous golf hotel Gleneagles. It’s also a popular …

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Crieff is a pretty Scottish market town, near Perth and Callander. It makes for a great day out near Loch Lomond. Here are some of …

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Just over an hour’s drive from your Loch Lomond Waterfront accommodation, you’ll find the historic city of Perth. A perfect …

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When you visit Scotland, make sure you set aside at least a day to visit Edinburgh, our capital city. There are so many amazing …

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Places to visit near Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond is one of the most beautiful and inspirational lochs in Scotland. If you’re wondering where you might have heard of it before, perhaps it was this song?

A loch is the Scottish name for a lake, and is pronounced…well, it’s not pronounced lock! Loch Lomond sits on the border between the Highlands and the Lowlands of Scotland. Geologically, it lies over the Highland Boundary Fault, an ancient faultline that won’t cause any earthquakes today. This fault line separates two different terrains, with large mountains in the north and more gentler hills in the south.

With a length of 36 km, a width of up to 8 km wide, and a surface area of 71 km2 the loch has something for everyone. From fishing to boating to wild swimming, it’s a popular loch for activities. It’s also a great place to come and do nothing but enjoy the scenery and enjoy the fresh air.

Loch Lomond the largest surface area of any lake in Great Britain. As such, it’s a haven for all sorts of wildlife. It’s part of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Loch Lomond is a stunning place to visit at any time of year, with lots of villages, towns and cities to visit nearby.

Loch Lomond Villages, Towns and Cities

When visiting Loch Lomond, take a trip out to the range of beautiful Scottish villages, towns and cities nearby, full of history and attractions.

Our Loch Lomond Waterfront resort is located near Balmaha, a pretty village on the eastern shore of the loch. It has a local visitor centre, boat trips and outdoor activities, and plenty of amazing walking routes. Other local villages include Drymen, Gartocharn, BallochLuss and Tarbet. There are also many larger towns to visit in the area, such as Auchterarder, Crieff, Callandar and Helensburgh. All of these places have wonderful cafes and bars to enjoy a break, as well as independent shops to look for perfect gifts.

The closest cities to Loch Lomond are Stirling to the east and Glasgow to the south east, around 30 minutes away by car. Perth and Edinburgh are both less than 2 hours’ drive. Each of our vibrant Scottish cities is packed with attractions and it can take several days to explore each one. So, plan what you want to see in advance to make sure you can fit it all in.

With all of these villages, towns, cities and other places to visit near Loch Lomond, you won’t run out of things to see and do!


  • 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.'