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BEST WESTERN Buchanan Arms Hotel and Spa offers a truly relaxing retreat within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, in the conservation village of Drymen. Just a few miles north of Glasgow, you'll be almost as close to hustle and bustle as you are the peace and quiet! Our picturesque location on the world famous Highlands Way makes this fabulous hotel a must-stay-in. From the bar to the spa, we'll give you a warm welcome night and day!

Whether you want to get out and about along Scotlands Central Belt, take a day trip to the coast or stay closer to your home-from-home and enjoy our beautiful surroundings, we'll be happy to guide you when it comes to things to do north of the border. Or even the best places to do nothing in if you simply want to relax!

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22 Main Street
Loch Lomond
G63 0BQ


Bars, Fishing, Free WIFI, Gym, Indoor Pool, Restaurants, Sauna, Squash, Twenty Four Hour Service, Spa Pool/Jacuzzi, No Lift
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
There is parking available nearby.
Pets: No Pets accepted Guide and hearing dogs only
Check-in & Check-out
15:00 | 11:00
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Rooms & Rates


Dining and Bars


Salmon Leap Restaurant

From local bites to European platters, our newly refurbished contemporary restaurant is tasty in every way!

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:00 - 10:00
Lunch: 12:00 - 18:00
Dinner: 18:00 - 21:00
Weekend times may vary

The Conservatory

This relaxed restaurant is the perfect place to take time out as you enjoy a delicious dinner, al fresco if you wish.

Opening hours

Lunch: 12:00 - 18:00
Dinner: 18:00 - 21:00
Weekend times may vary

The Snug Bar

Aptly named, you'll be as comfortable as can be in our delightful bar. The place really does make you feel like a part of this historic hotel, so join us for a wee dram or two (from a choice of 60!), and enjoy some famous Scottish hospitality.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Buchanan Castle Golf Club

Course information

Course Type: Parkland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 70
Distance: 6131 Yards
No handicap required


3 miles away in Drymen


Driving range
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes Yes
18 holes £31.50
Trolley hire £12.00
Tuition £80.00
Driving Range £15.00

Strathendrick Golf Club

Course information

Course Type: Parkland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 9
Par: 27
Distance: 0 Yards
No handicap required


3 miles away in Drymen


9 holes £5.00
18 holes £10.00

Spa & Leisure

Take your pick from 4 treatment rooms, or sink into serenity in our swimming pool, spa bath, sauna or steam room! However you choose to relax, our new Haven at Buchanan spa will leave you feeling completely content!


Spa facilities

Our 4 rooms are literally a haven for relaxation. With a range of holistic and classic treatments, youll be spoilt rotten for choice.

No. of treatment rooms: 4
Minimum guests (per booking): 1
Maximum guests (per booking): 2

Supervised if under 8. No children under 16 in jacuzzi / sauna / gym

Opening times

Monday: 09:30- 19:00
Tuesday: 09:30- 18:00
Wednesday: 09:30- 18:00
Thursday: 09:30- 19:00
Friday: 09:30- 18:00
Saturday: 09:00- 18:00
Sunday: 10:00- 18:00

Leisure Facilities

  • steam room

  • sauna

  • spa bath

  • Gym

  • Spa treatment rooms

  • Relaxation room

  • 14 metre swimming pool

Gym and swimming pool leisure facilities

Take a dip in our 14 metre swimming pool or push yourself a tad harder in the gym. Either way, you'll feel fantastic on every day of your stay!



We offer a range of treatments to make your me time more memorable. From head to toe, we'll take care of you in style:

Type Treatment Time (mins) price (from)
Health & Beauty Facial 60 £50.00
Waxing 10 £12.00
Massage Aromatherapy Massage 55 £46.00
Head Massage 40 £40.00
The Exfoliating Savon Noir Scrub 40 £45.00
The maroccan Signature facial 45 £55.00
The Muscle Melt Massage 60 £60.00
The Sweetness in Bloom ritual fior Mums to be 60 £80.00


We've hosted hundreds of weddings here in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Parkand each one has been truly unique. From ceilidhs and discos to string quartets and bands, we'll take care of everything on your special day and night!


Wedding service and reception venue

Steeped in history, yet full of contemporary character, the BEST WESTERN Buchanan Arms Hotel and Spa is the ideal place to celebrate the happiest day of your lives. Stylish facilities such as our colourful lighting system combine with good old fashioned hospitality and superb service to ensure the perfect reception, and give you a whole host of memories to treasure.


A full range of flavours to suit all budgets can be found here in the beautiful village of Dymen. Nothing is impossible, so if you want dipped strawberries, canapes, a full wedding breakfast, themed event, barbecue or buffetjust ask!

Honeymoon Suite

With a choice of two honeymoon suites, you're sure to find your perfect match. Our first is traditional with an ornate, 7ft carved bed, while our second, more contemporary suite offers a super kingsize bed with Chaise-longue and seating area. Whichever you pick, it'll provide the perfect end to the perfect day.


Registry office:
Balfron Registry Office
Balfron, Glasgow
01360 440315

Get in touch with Lindsey Haggarty on 01360 660588

For any enquiries please call Lorna Brown or Volker Steinemann on 01360 660588

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

Sat nav users: type G63 0BQ

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Nearest motorway: M8, J16, 15.00 miles
Nearest train station: Balloch, 8.00 miles
Nearest airport: Glasgow, 15.00 miles
Free parking on site (80 spaces)

22 Main Street
Loch Lomond
G63 0BQ

What's nearby?


  • SECC - Glasgow (15 miles)

  • Hampden Park - Glasgow (20 miles)

  • Rangers FC - Glasgow (15 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Glengoyne Distillery (5 miles)

  • Blairdrummond Safari Park (15 miles)

  • Stirling Castle (17 miles)

  • Falkirk Wheel (30 miles)

  • Maid of the Loch (8 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events


We're experienced and passionate when it comes to laying on a successful conference, meal or reception here in bonnie Scotland. So, whatever your needs, we'll meet each and every one of them!

Available room set ups

U shape

Clairinich Suite

Fully air-conditioned, garden access and unobtrusive staff, you and your guests will have plenty of breathing space during your time with us! With its own private bar, the Clairinch is perfect for meals, receptions, seminars and conferences.

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Clairinich Suite 200 70 70 70 150
Clairinich 1 65 36 35 30 0
Clairinich 2 65 36 35 30 0
Clairinich 3 40 20 0 0 0
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


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05/10/2015 agentpatch, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Sitting having lunch with 5 friends in this lovely homely atmospheric atmosphere. Met such a lovely waiter local lad David Mackie who has certainly made our lunch a memorable one. Nothing has been a ... more


Lovely location

05/10/2015 capnmorganalan, Manchester, United Kingdom

nice place, we have been before for hogmanay and are going again this year. The only points which are negative being the health spa facilities are quite small and the breakfast's are not amazing but t... more


Mr ian little

29/09/2015 ian l,

Hi was here for a wedding. Great venue. Staff very friendly and reliable. Rooms were well appointed.would recommend. To anyone looking for a leisure break .spa and treatments were very good.meals ve... more


Lovely hotel in beautiful area

28/09/2015 mdryden, carnoustie

Having been badly let down by another hotel we were heading home when we came upon the Buchanan. So glad we stopped. Negotiated a last minute rate of £80 and it was worth every penny. Room was nice, h... more


Village location

27/09/2015 Toffeegirl1991, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Comfortable, clean & charming village location. We attended a wedding at the hotel so received preferential rates for our stay for one night only. Great base if you want to have trips to Loch Lomond o... more