Loch Lomond Things to Do

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    LUSS

    by shivan Updated Aug 24, 2005

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    Luss

    Luss is a lovely, tiny village laying on the northwest shore of the Loch Lomond.
    I think this place really deserves a short visit. The quietness here seems unreal, even the visitors remain quiet, not shouting, not to break the atmosphere.
    The "main" street is shown in this picture

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    Visit Balloch Country Park and Castle

    by vichatherly Written Dec 30, 2004

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    Balloch Castle

    A good place to breathe in the fresh air after a long days drive.

    The country park itself is 200 acres of woodland, parkland and ornamental gardens with pathways which go down to the shores of Loch Lomond. There are lots of corners for quiet picnics and the visitor centre has a small exhibition on the plants and animals which can be seen in the area.

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    Bonny Bonny Banks of Loch Lomond

    by MarieGutscher Written Jun 22, 2004

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    Loch Lomond in October

    Loch Lomond is a must see activity in itself while in Scotland. The loch is the largest expanse of fresh water in Britain!

    The views are truly stunning!

    There are public beaches on the Loch where you can picnic and just relax and enjoy the fresh air and lovely scenery. There are places to camp, lovely lodges to stay at (I only saw them from the outside.) and wonderful little communities nestled on the banks of this very famous lake.

    If you're in Edinburgh without a car I highly reccomend taking one of the many tour buses into the Western Highlands. Most of these tours have a stop on the Loch.

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    ANOTHER VIEW POINT

    by hevbell Written Apr 18, 2004

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    I'm not sure of the name of this one - it was something like Firkin or Finkin Point. It was clouding over by the time I reached here but the views towards the mountains at the north of the Loch were great.

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    BALLOCH CASTLE

    by hevbell Written Apr 18, 2004

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    Balloch castle

    If you stop in the town of Balloch then take a quick walk up to the Castle which has views over the Loch. I'm not sure if its actually open to the public or not though or its just the grounds. I only stopped in Balloch to visit the shop for some refreshments but when I came across the road up to the castle I just had to have a quick look!

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    BEN LOMOND

    by hevbell Updated Apr 18, 2004

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    Ben Lomond

    Loch Lomond is surrounded by hills and mountains but the most famous is Ben Lomond. You can get a good view of it from Luss on a clear and its accessible from the east bank of the Loch at Rowardennan

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    TARBET

    by hevbell Written Apr 18, 2004

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    Tarbet Loch Lomond

    Another place where you can take boat trips from and a lovely spot to stop for lunch! The loch is a lot narrower at this point but that just brings the stunning scenery closer!

    If you want to continue to drive up the side of the Loch you have to turn off the road as the A82 continues to the right while the "main" road becomes the A83 heading towards Inverary and Lochgilphead.

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    DUCK BAY

    by hevbell Written Apr 18, 2004

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    Duck Bay

    One of the first places you pass on the way up the left bank of Loch Lomond is Duck Bay - a hotel and marina. The views from there are magnificent on a clear day as you get a real panorama of the loch where its quite wide. Enlarge the photo to see the view properly! This was taken on a sunny February day

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    INVERUGLAS

    by hevbell Updated Apr 18, 2004

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    View from Inveruglas

    The view of the loch from a spot known as Inveruglas. This is more to the north of the loch, further up the A82, and is little more than a car park but has lovely views and also is another point from where you can take boat trips.

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    LUSS

    by hevbell Updated Sep 17, 2003

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    Luss

    This is a small village on the banks of the Loch where I stopped for lunch. There is a huge carpark and visitor centre (open Easter-Oct, 10-6pm daily) here and its filled with tourists but it is a good place to get views of the Loch. The village is also known here in Scotland as the setting of the soap opera "High Road". They film some of the outdoor stuff here. Or at least they used to, this programme ended filming last year.

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    BALLOCH

    by hevbell Updated Sep 17, 2003

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    Boats in Balloch

    The main town on the shores of Loch Lomond is Balloch, to the south. Due to its location it is well equipped for tourists - I was just there briefly a couple of times but saw plenty hotels, B&Bs, restaurants and its also the main place to start a boat trip. Either on the Maid of the Loch or the Silver Marlin which leaves from Balloch marina. I'm certain you could hire pleasure craft from here too as there were lots of small boats around the marina.

    If you are planning buying food for a picnic, as I did, there is a Co-op supermarket just passed the marina area. Not the most attractive town from what I saw, but it does offer great views of the Loch and will cater to your practical needs well.

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    Visit the village of Luss

    by GypsyBessie Written Sep 14, 2003

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    Cottage in Luss

    A real must is to visit Luss, a small village on the Banks of Loch Lomond. It is extremely picturesque and the cottages are so quaint and pretty, especially during the summer as you can see from the pictures.

    The village was actually used as the set for a TV programme by the name of "Take The High Road" which was screened a few years ago.

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    Climbing Ben Lomond

    by geanster Written Aug 19, 2003

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    Ben Lomond across Loch Lomond

    Ben Lomond which is viewable from Loch Lomond, Scotland's largest loch, is a fun way to spend part of a day. Of course it's much better if the weather isn't gloomy and you can SEE the view and where you're going. :) The day we climbed it, there was a ton of fog, but it was still a fun experience.

    Ben Lomond is the most southerly Munro and, at 3195ft or 974m, towers over the eastern shores of Loch Lomond.

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    Stirling Castle

    by geanster Updated Aug 19, 2003

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    Stirling Castle

    Stirling Castle was the first castle I'd ever experienced. We really enjoyed roaming the grounds, pretending to be prisoners, sitting on cannons, etc. The famous William Wallace also spent time fighting at this castle and there is a memorial monument on a hilltop 2 miles away. I can't help thinking about Mel Gibson and the bloody scenes in Braveheart based on the life and battles of William Wallace!

    You can buy tickets at the castle or you have the option of buying your tickets online at the historic scotland website.

    Opening Times:
    Open All Year Seven Days A Week. April To September 9.30am To 6.00pm. October To March 9.30am To 5.00pm. Last Ticket Sold 45 Minutes Before Closing.

    Admission Charges:
    Adult £7.50 Child £2.00 Reduced £5.50.
    Please note: Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

    From the site Historic Scotland site: "Without doubt one of the grandest of all Scottish castles, both in its situation on a commanding rock outcrop and in its architecture. The Great Hall and the Gatehouse of James IV, the marvellous Palace of James V, the Chapel Royal of James VI and the artillery fortifications of the 16th to 18th centuries are all of outstanding interest. The views from the castle rock are spectacular. The Great Hall has recently been restored to how it would have looked around 1500. Displays on castle’s history, medieval kitchen and attractive café."

    For more information about the Wallace Monument: http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/stirling/wallace/index.html

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    Get a view on Loch Lomond

    by bicycle_girl Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Loch Lomond

    There is a view point that you ought to check out, it is actually at walking distance from Balloch. There is a visitor information, with a panoramic platform where you can take pictures.

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