Visit Loch Lomond for nature, watersports and food & drink

Springtime, the season of new beginnings, is a great time of year to start afresh with family by reconnecting in idyllic surroundings on a short-break to Scotland’s iconic and accessible Loch Lomond.

Get back to nature this spring and rediscover outdoor fun, history and great food & drink in this incredible setting – so accessible and yet a world away

Whether you’re planning your break around older relatives, grumpy teenagers or energetic toddlers, Loch Lomond is a great place to spend quality time together for some family fun and adventures - all with an amazing backdrop.

Accommodation

A great holiday always starts with having the perfect base to go and explore your surroundings. We offer everything from 5* resorts, village inns, hotels, holiday parks and self-catering home-from-homes. We know that each family dynamic and preferences vary so we’ve got lots of options for you to choose from – whether there are three or fifteen of you.

A world of adventure, fun and things to see and do awaits – get back to nature this spring and rediscover one of Scotland’s most iconic and accessible areas

So, now you’ve got your base sorted, what is there to do in Loch Lomond, The Trossachs and Clyde Sea Lochs?

Nature

Well, we’ve got nature in abundance! With Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park forming part of our area and an RSPB Nature Reserve within our boundaries, unspoilt nature at its best is our forte! Whether it’s biking, hiking, paddling, swimming, sailing or cruising, we have scenery that will keep you moving to see what stunning landscape is around the next bend.

Activities

We cater to both big and little kids with a plethora of activities waiting for you to enjoy. Our members offer everything from paddleboarding to bike hire and archery to aerial adventure courses.

Adventures you can enjoy during your visit include 4x4 experiences, mountain biking paths and trails, cruise our lochs, make a splash in one of our hotel’s indoor pools and, for the hardy, there’s even safe wild swimming sessions in Loch Lomond. Watersports abound with several locations within the area where you can enjoy anything from a private speedboat tour to a banana boat ride or hire kayaks, paddleboards and canoes to go and self-explore. We even have a water-ski club that would be delighted to welcome you to try your hand at it during your visit. Buchanan Castle Golf Club and Cameron House both welcome non-members on their courses so any golf-loving family members can enjoy a round during your visit.

And for those rainy days, you can enjoy nature while keeping dry at SEA LIFE Aquarium Loch Lomond or enjoy some shopping at Loch Lomond Shores in Balloch or in one of our picturesque towns and villages like Helensburgh, Balloch, Luss, Callendar, Aberfoyle or Doune to name just some of them.

Food and drink

Whether your preference is burgers or fine dining, there are cafes and restaurants to suit all tastes. And, while Scotland’s national drink – whisky - is catered by several local distilleries including Glengoyne Distillery, we’ve also got Scottish gin at Stirling Distillery and St Mocha in Balmaha is home to the Loch Lomond Coffee Company! For children, St Mocha makes a tasty smoothie and their hot chocolates are divine!

A busy calendar of events

We’ve got lots happening and a full calendar of events throughout the year. So, if you’d like to tie in your visit with any of these, you can find out more on our What’s Happening page on our website.

Ancient history

The area has a long and colourful history and most cruises will tell you a bit about the history of the area during their interesting commentaries. We also have both Dumbarton and Doune Castle that you can visit – you’ll recognise Doune Castle as the setting for Winterfell in the popular Game of Thrones!

To find out more and start planning your short break visit www.lovelochlomond.com and www.lovelochlomond.com/rediscover where you can find information on all we offer and any seasonal packages or offers available. There’s also regular competitions to enter to win great prizes you can use during your visit.