The Scottish countryside is rich with many beautiful lakes, lochs and rivers, but undoubtedly the jewel in the crown is Loch Lomond.
Only a short trip away from Glasgow, it offers breathtaking views and experiences that will appeal to nature and sport lovers alike.
More than just a lake
The Loch was immortalised in the song ‘The Bonnie Banks o’ Loch Lomond’. It’s a freshwater loch that lies between the lowlands and highlands and has the largest surface area of any lake in Great Britain.
The water is surrounded by some truly stunning countryside, perfect for rambling through. There are also 30 islands on the loch, many of which you can take a cruise along the waters to visit. Animal lovers will want to head to Inchconnachan, which is home to a delightful colony of wallabies.
And a boat isn’t the only way to get out on the waters. Sports lovers can try their hands at kayaking, jet-skiing, canoeing and even wind-surfing.
If you want to stay on dry land, the Loch Lomond experience has expanded in recent years to become a part of the Trossachs National Park, a heavily forested area of Scotland that supplies many of the country’s Christmas trees. Combining lush landscapes, sprawling glens and rocky peaks, there’s plenty of flora and fauna to explore.
Walking and hiking are popular in all weathers, or for something a bit different, why not try a Segway tour?
Explore the area around Loch Lomond
The Loch is only a short trip away from the metropolis of Glasgow. It’s a city like no other with people who are famous the world over for their sense of humour, warm welcome and earthy approach to life. The streets of Glasgow are strewn with magnificent buildings and, as the home of Renee Mackintosh, art nouveau lovers will find plenty to pique their interest.
Hotels near Loch Lomond
With Loch Lomond’s close proximity to Glasgow, we can offer a range of hotels that allow you to experience both city living and rural relaxation.
Best Western Glasgow City Hotel provides both budget rates and a comfortable stay in the city centre Built in the 1800s, the hotel was once the home of a Theatre Dance School and still features original architectural characteristics from the era.
Best Western Garfield House Hotel is close to the city centre but based in the village location of Stepps. Peaceful, yet brilliantly located, you can also make an easy drive to Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh.
Best Western Eglinton Arms Hotel is tucked away in the rural village of Eaglesham, the entirety of which has been Grade A listed. Formerly a coaching inn, it’s a truly beautiful place to rest you feet after a long day’s exploring.
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