Loch Lomond and the Trossachs is the most amazing place for a relaxing holiday or an exciting active break. The stunningly beautiful loch and islands provide the perfect backdrop for a broad variety of watersports and boating adventures while the surrounding national park is the place for keen walkers. Adrenaline sports enthusiasts can fly through the treetops at Loch Lomond's TreeZone Aerial Adventure Course or try water skiing with the Loch Lomond Water-Ski Club while keen swimmers could try the Open Water Swimming Experience. Visit the Scottish-themed entertainment and events during Scottish Week with a mini Highland Games complete with a piper in August or the Loch Lomond Food and Drink Festival in September. Take a boat trip to Inchconnachan Island to see the colony of wallabies who live there and a wonderful variety of other wildlife. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs is also a great base for city day trips to Glasgow and Edinburgh. There's something for everyone and now even live mermaids at the Sea Life Centre!
Loch Lomond is a must see. Walking its shores is absolutely stunning. From the islands to the green trees, red sand, and blue sky it’s a beautiful experience. Highly recommend spending a few hours or more here.
Beautiful landscape. Loch Lomond is one of my favourite areas in Scotland. Plenty to do if you enjoy the outdoors: from kayaking to strenuous hikes to casual nature walks or boat trips. I keep returning!
Luxury Lakeside Lodges
Loch Lomond is a collection of luxury 5-star lodges with private hot tubs located directly on the shore. Set in beautiful surroundings with acres of woodland and spectacular rivers, lochs and waterfalls, this area is perfect for all kinds of outdoor activities including canoeing, water skiing, hiking, biking and mountain climbing.
Lomond Luxury Lodges are a range of superb 5-star lodges with private hot tubs, surrounded by the stunning scenery of Scotland’s Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. The pet-friendly. Dalnair Castle Lodge, sleeps up to eight guests.
Portnellan Perthshire Lodges are cosy log cabins and attractive cottages close to the historic village of Crianlarich, near the looming mountain Ben More and several sparkling lochs and rivers. Portnellan is an ideal place for outdoor pursuits and visiting local attractions.
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park covers most of the western part of the southern Scottish highlands. At the heart of the park is Loch Lomond, the largest loch in Scotland with over 50 islands, including the largest fresh-water island in the British Isles, Inchmurrin. The name 'Trossachs' refers to the area of sparkling lochs, hillsides, leafy forests and little villages to the east of the loch and to the west of Stirling. Take a boat trip on the loch to fully admire the looming mountain, Ben Lomond, the most southerly Munro, as well as the angular silhouette of the Arrochar Alps mountain range. If you want to browse Scottish brands for holiday keepsakes or gifts then Loch Lomond Shores is the place to go. The stylish lochside shopping mall with chic boutiques, a department store, fashionable cafes and a children's play area is situated at the southern end of the loch and provides the perfect place to stop for a drink after a day on the water.
See the tropical stingrays, turtles and Scotland's largest collection of sharks then visit the community cinema at Loch Lomond Sea Life Centre.
Learn to water-ski at the Loch Lomond Water-Ski Club where customers have included, Bono of U2 and Olympic swimmer Keri-Anne Payne.
5 Reasons to Book a Holiday in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs
1. Getting out on the loch and visiting its islands is the best way to make the most of the stunning views. Take a leisurely cruise on Loch Lomond's paddle steamer or enjoy a thrilling speedboat tour. You could even have a go at water-skiing.
2. If you're looking for an adrenaline rush then the 65m zip line at Loch Lomond's TreeZone Aerial Adventure Course that runs high up through the treetops is not to be missed! There are hanging platforms, tightropes, white-knuckle bridges and the view from the final zip wire has to be seen to be believed.
3. Go pony trekking to enjoy the tranquillity of the landscape of the National Park and get an ‘eagle eye’ view looking down onto Loch Lomond below the inspiring peak of Ben Lomond, Scotland’s most southerly Munro.
4. Go for a walk through Argyll Forest Park, with its long and picturesque stretches of woodland, mountains, lochs and glens and look out for red squirrels darting in and out of the trees.
5. Loch Lomond Shores is a shopper's paradise with a range of great eating establishments so you can make a day of it. From chic gift shops and fashion outlets to home accessories and the Valvona & Crolla food hall for the full Scottish holiday experience.