Things to do in Balloch, Scotland | Loch Lomond Waterfront


Things to do in Balloch

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 for an easy day trip, located at the southern tip of Loch Lomond. Home of the Loch Lomond Shores shopping and leisure park, where you’ll find plenty to keep you entertained. From shops, restaurants and visitor attractions to beautiful local walks and cycle routes.

Shopping and leisure park

Loch Lomond Shores is a wonderful local centre with a wide range of shops, cafes, restaurants, activities and attractions to enjoy. And as the name suggests, it’s located on the magnificent shores of Loch Lomond. There are lots of things to do for the whole family, such as mini golf, outdoor adventure play and boat rides on the loch. There’s also a Farmers Market on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month.

Walking and cycling

There are plenty of easy walks around Loch Lomond Shores, with woodland, beaches and a meadow for you to explore. You can enjoy a peaceful walk through Balloch Castle and Country Park, a delightful public park with great loch views, formal gardens and acres of woodland and parkland. Balloch is also part of the John Muir Way a beautiful long-distance coastal path for walking and cycling.

Attractions and activities

There are lots of family activities in Balloch, many of which are based at the Loch Lomond Shores centre. Popular tourist attractions include the Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre and Sea Life Loch Lomond Aquarium. Speedboat tours, boat hire and watersports are available at Loch Lomond Leisure. You can also visit the Maid of the Loch Museum and find out all about the historic paddle steamer ship that is currently being restored on the Balloch Steam Slipway.

At the end of a busy day exploring Balloch and our other local towns and villages, you can be back at your Loch Lomond Waterfront accommodation in 20 minutes. So relax, unwind and get ready for your next adventure!

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