Loch Lomond & West Dunbartonshire

Take a deep breath, clear your head and fall in love with a paradise of nature, wildlife, water, golf and cycling.

Pleasure boats on Loch Lomond

Overview

In a country full of stunningly beautiful places, Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park stands out as one of the most stunningly beautiful.

A true paradise for wanderers, hikers and bikers, there’s endless opportunities for exploration and adventure on the munros, the lochs, or two wheels.

As the starting point for the Men Under 23 and Women Elite road races in 2023 you'll be able to catch some of the world's best riders as they set off for glory, and the finish line, in Glasgow. 

What to do

Loch Lomond

It’s definitely the biggest loch in Scotland and it’s arguably the nation’s most beautiful. 

Taking a cruise is the best way to discover the loch’s romantic soul. You’ll no doubt sail past the awe-inspiring Ben Lomond and the jagged shoulders of the Arrochar Alps. 

If you fancy travelling under your own steam, there’s kayaking, paddleboarding, and more.

A pleasure boot moored on the shores of Loch Lomond
There's fewer better views in Scotland than the views from the shore of Loch Lomond on a sunny day.

Shop at Loch Lomond Shores

The southern end is home to Loch Lomond Shores. You can shop from some of Scotland’s best brands, makers and craftspeople here and have something to eat, all with a view you’ll never forget.

Loch Lomond Shores
The spectacular Loch Lomond Shores.

Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre

See owls and golden eagles up close and take a falcon out for a flight at one of Scotland’s flagship animal reserves. You can also learn about the centre's rehabilitation work with the SSPCA.

Balloch Castle Country Park

Built in the early 19th century, Balloch Castle is surrounded by outstanding beauty. It’s one of Scotland’s finest public spaces with 200 acres of woodland, gardens, meadows, play parks and shoreline for you to explore by foot or bicycle.

Balloch Castle Country Park, Loch Lomond.
Balloch Castle Country Park, Loch Lomond.

Take a hike

There are dozens of world class trails and hillwalks here. Ben A'an and Conic Hill are the classic treks, but you can get away from the crowds easily with plenty routes to try.

Ben A'an
The incredible view from the summit of Ben A'an.

Bring Your Bike (or rent one!)

There’s loads of options for relaxed days out with the family or gnarly mountain biking with tough terrain. However you want to do it, cycling is the best way to explore the National Park.

Mountain biking in Loch Lomond.
Mountain biking in Loch Lomond.

Plan your visit

Get closer to nature than ever before in Loch Lomond, Scotland’s first National Park.

Plan your perfect trip at VisitScotland.

Fun Facts!

Loch Lomond is 190m deep and its shoreline runs for 153km, making it the largest inland stretch of water in Great Britain by surface area.

Depending on the water level, there are some 30 or so islands and islets on the loch.

You might know the 1891 song “The Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond”. While it’s famous for its wistful romance, the lyrics refer to the Jacobite rising of 1745, a key moment in Scottish history.

There are 21 munros in the National Park, with the 1,174m tall Ben More being the biggest.