We know that Loch Lomond is truly stunning, with breathtaking scenery and lots of things to see and do. There’s even a song celebrating its beauty. But don’t just take our word for it. Come and discover the area for yourself and experience all it has to offer.
We’ve put together a few top tips and facts to help you make the most of your visit.
Arrive and travel in style
It’s not every day you can tell your friends you arrived in one of Scotland’s most picturesque regions by seaplane.
Take a flight direct from Europe’s only city centre seaplane airport in Glasgow, or once you’re there, take to the skies above the loch. It’s an impressive sight from the air and a chance to see the area in a completely new light.
On the water
If you’re not soaring above it, the best way to discover Loch Lomond is to take to the water. The National Park includes 22 large lochs so take your time to explore them.
Enjoy a cruise on Loch Katrine and see the area that took poet Sir Walter Scott’s breath away, or hire your own boat, water ski or kayak and discover it at your own pace.
Dine in style
There’s no shortage of mouth-watering places to eat around Loch Lomond. If it’s Michelin-star fine dining you’re after, then you’re in for a real treat. Martin Wishart at Loch Lomond in the beautiful Cameron House is on the south west shore of the loch, so prepare to be blown away by his distinctive flavours. There’s nothing better than enjoying great food and great views.
Find out more about food and drink across Scotland.
A UK first
Loch Lomond National Park was the first National Park to be set up in Britain, but that’s not its only vital statistic. It’s also home to no fewer than 21 Munros (mountains over 3,000 ft), and people love to brag about how many Munros they’ve conquered. So, are you up for ‘bagging’ your first Munro? We all have to start somewhere, so pull on your walking boots and give it a go.
If a Munro is too much, there’s plenty other walks in the park to enjoy, including Ben Arthur, more affectionately known as ‘The Cobbler’. You should also check out the ancient Argyll Forest for great wildlife and beautiful woodland.
Find out more about Loch Lomond, the Trossachs and the Forth Valley.
The Year of Natural Scotland
Throughout 2013, we’re celebrating Scotland’s natural beauty; from the rolling mountains and hills to forests and woodlands, wildlife and the great outdoors. Start your own Year of Natural celebration in Loch Lomond, a region that has it all.
For your chance to win a luxury break for 6 people to Loch Lomond enter VisitScotland’s competition now.
We know you’ll enjoy it here as much as we do!