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Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, Visitor & Tourism Guide



Scotland's first National Park
Established in 2002, the first of Scotlandís two National Parks (the other being the Cairngorms National Park). Despite being about half the size of the Cairngorms National Park, Loch Lomond and Trossachs pulls in about 2 million visitors a year.

In the centre of Scotland, a short drive north of Glasgow and north west of Edinburgh.

Munros
The highest point is Ben More at 1174m (3852ft), one of twenty-one Munros in the area. Other peaks include Ben Lomond 974m (3195ft) on the shore of Loch Lomond and Beinn Ime 1011m (3317ft) towards the western boundary of the Park. Beinn Ime is part of a range of mountains known as the Arrochar Alps and includes the very popular summit The Cobbler 884m (2900ft). On the map, look to the north end of Lochs Long and Goil.

On the northern boundary is Ben Lui 1130m (3707ft) and on the eastern fringe is Ben Vorlich 985m (3232ft).

Ospreys visit in summer months and in Breadalbane golden eagles are sometimes seen. The West Highland Way crosses the Park from Glasgow on its way to Fort William.

Loch Lomond
Loch Lomond is Britainís largest freshwater lake and pushes north from Balloch to Ardlui to the north. The Park covers a large number of smaller lochs including Loch Arklet and Loch Katrine (the lake in Walter Scott's 'Lady of the Lake'), Loch Long and, to the north east, Loch Earn. Close to Loch Earn is Rob Royís Grave at Balquhidder Church.

Within the loch are some stunning islands including Inchcailloch which is accessible by boat or ferry from Balmaha Boat Yard.

Clearly, because there are so many lochs, there are plenty of boat and cruise trips available. Perhaps most famous is the steamship Sir Walter Scott on Lake Katrine. Cruises on Loch Lomond leave from Tarbet and Balloch.

The Trossachs
The Trossachs are a range of wooded hills and glens where the Lowlands meet The Highland Boundary Fault, a geological formation that runs through the Park. As such, the Park is partly in The Lowlands region and partly in the The Highlands & Islands region.

Forests
Large chunks of the Park are covered by forest. Visit Queen Elizabeth Forest Park to the east of Loch Lomond and Argyll Forest Park to the west.

West Highland Way
The West Highland Way cuts through the Park following the eastern shore of Loch Lomond as it heads nortth. Here, you'll also find the West Loch Lomond Cycle Path.

Places in which to base yourself
Try Balloch, Callander and Tarbet.

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External Links
www.lochlomond-trossachs.org

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Loch Lomond, West Dunbartonshire

Located in West Dunbartonshire, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 2.8 miles away.

The largest loch in Scotland and the second largest in the UK behind Lough Neagh in Northern Ireland. To the west of Scotland, a short drive from Glasgow. Part of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Located...

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Loch Achray

Located in Stirling, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 9.5 miles away.

Located in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, central Scotland. A small freshwater loch in the wooded glens of the Trossachs...

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Hill House (copyright Uriel M Ulam)

Located in Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 9.9 miles away.

House in Helensburgh designed by the famous Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Built for a wealthy publisher in the 1900s. North west of Glasgow. Managed by the National Trust for Scotland...

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Ptarmigan Lodge
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Approximately 2.7 miles away.

Rates: £675 - £1,548 Per Week

Commanding an enviable waterside location on the banks of Loch Lomond (pictured) at the foot of Ben Lomond in Scotland's first National Park this imposing and very spacious lodge is the perfect holiday retreat boasti...

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The Lodge On Loch Lomond Hotel, Luss
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Approximately 3.0 miles away.

Total Rooms: 47; Rates: £99 - £259 Per Night

This luxury accommodation is set amid the spectacular scenery of some of Scotland's most beautiful, unspoilt areas Colquhoun's restaurant has 2 AA Rosettes The Lodge on Loch Lomond Hotel is surrounded by natural beauty...

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Colquhoun Arms Hotel, Loch Lomond
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Approximately 3.2 miles away.

Total Rooms: 18; Rates: £45 - £95 Per Night

With a great location on the banks of Loch Lomond, the Colquhoun Hotel is now under new management and offers free parking, free Wi-Fi and fresh, locally sourced food...

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