Top 10 things to see in Loch Lomond, Scotland

Top 10 things to see in Loch Lomond, Scotland

At Loch Lomond & The Trossachs Park, discover the woodlands of the Golden Eagle, climb the stairway in West Highland Way and explore the coastal islets of Inchcailloch — all embellished with picturesque villages and packed with wildlife.

Discover the treasures of West Highland Way
This linear long-distance route is a real treat for lovers of Scottish adventure and takes in Milngavie, Balmaha, Rowardennan, Inverarnan, Glen Coe, Fort William, and many stopover towns along the way. The route travels through drovers’ roads – medieval rural trails that date back to Jacobite uprisings.

Walk through an ocean tunnel at the Sea Life Centre
This “tropical ocean tunnel” is right in the heart of Balloch. Located within the Drumkinnon Tower, the Aquarium Restaurant offers expansive underwater views of its 250,000-litre aquarium. The tour includes seven tropical zones, paired with views of an aquarium that houses more than 5,000 species of fish from around the world. The aquarium has an observation deck from where you can gaze at the awe-inspiring views of the lochs.

Enjoy pony trekking in the Midlands
Horses have played an influential role in Loch Lomond’s culture for centuries and were famously used like horses. Today, there is a multitude of different horse and pony riding experiences that will allow you to discover the charming moorlands and valleys of the park. Take beginner lessons in Tullichewan Farm or, if you are more experienced, ride through Balloch and Drymen, a region renowned for its beauty and dotted with polaroid villages.

Sail aboard the Maid of the Loch
Discover the grandeur of the thriving Scottish countryside scene of the West Dunbartonshire aboard Maid of the Loch, Loch Lomond’s official paddle steamer. Help yourself to some traditional tea and home-baked confectionery before taking part in their onboard activities like audio displays narrating the journey of the steamer. Steamship enthusiasts can also volunteer to join the “crew” and experience the restoration campaign that is currently working to reconstruct the Maid for sailing in the summer.

Visit the Falls of Falloch
Nestled near river Falloch, just 30 minutes south-west of Crianlarich, Falls of Falloch is catnip for waterfall chasers. This is a choose-your-own-adventure kind of destination with 19 miles of trails: You might trek through the valley of Glen Falloch, make googly eyes at the caged walkway, or gawk at the treetop camps—one near the A82 and the other at the base of the waterfall.

Getting to Loch Lomond
Airport: The nearest airport is Glasgow (GLA) approximately 23 miles from Loch Lomond. Get a ticket for the Scottish Citylink bus from the airport for the fastest commute to your destination.

Rail: ScotRail offers a train service regularly from Glasgow’s Queen Street Station to Balloch, the central transport stop from where you can easily reach.