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Visit Loch Lomond Newsletter Winter 2013-14

Winter and Festive Breaks in the Park
Festive Dining at Loch Lomond Restaurants
Christmas Shopping at Loch Lomond
What's On This Winter
Lonely Planet's Accolade for Scotland
Win a Short Break at Loch Lomond Luxury Lodges
West Highland Way Gets A Facelift
Festive Tidings from Loch Lomond

Winter and Festive Breaks in the Park

It's that time of year again! The snow is falling, festive parties are looming and the Christmas lights are going up all around us. Choosing to take a winter break in Scotland can make the ideal Christmas present with our beautiful alpine scenery at Loch Lomond. Let the Bells ring in on Hogmanay, bringing in our year-long Homecoming 2014 celebrations. Visit this welcoming region of rugged mountains, sparkling lochs and historical castles. Relax by open fires in cosy pubs and dine in fine Scottish restaurants. Enjoy a cracking Christmas and New Year break at Loch Lomond. Be it a getaway for two or a festive trip for all the family, we've got a range of fantastic holiday accommodation to choose from. Take a break and visit Loch Lomond this winter!

Festive Dining at Loch Lomond Restaurants

Are you still trying to decide where to have your Christmas get-together? Get Christmas cracked this year, by booking a fabulous festive feast in a relaxing lochside setting. Whether you're planning a Christmas lunch with family and friends or a big office bash, enjoy a get-together over a delicious festive menu. Check out our Loch Lomond Restaurants for great festive venues with fantastic festive menus. Have a fantastic winter season at Loch Lomond!

Christmas Shopping at Loch Lomond

Visit Santa's Grotto at Loch Lomond Shores with late night shopping on Thursdays when all the shops are open until 8pm, with great offers and promotions available.
Visit Loch Lomond Jewellers for fantastic his & hers jewellery or Buchlyvie Pottery Shop for bespoke ceramics. Go Shopping at Loch Lomond this Christmas!

What's On This Winter

Throughout the winter months, visit Loch Lomond and enjoy live music in a lochside pub, dance the night away at a Scottish ceilidh, take in a Christmas panto or taste the local produce at a farmers' country market. There is always plenty to do and see throughout Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Next year, Scotland will be well deservedly taking the spotlight on the world's stage and looks set for a year-long celebration. Keep coming back and check What’s On at Loch Lomond this winter and beyond.

Lonely Planet's Accolade for Scotland

Travel guide company Lonely Planet recently named Scotland third in a list of the top countries in the world to visit next year. The country’s buzzing cities and stunning scenery have plenty to offer visitors.

Voted third best country to visit, behind Brazil which took the top spot and Antarctica which came second.  Scotland’s incredible calendar of festivals, sporting competitions and cultural events during 2014 makes it  a top destination and the place to be.

2014 sees a jam-packed schedule of world-class events in Scotland. The Commonwealth Games take place in Glasgow during the summer. The Ryder Cup will be held at Gleneagles, Bannockburn700 in Stirling and next year is also Scotland's Year of Homecoming.

When in Scotland take the high road to Loch Lomond and fall in love with the landscape that inspired Queen Victoria and Sir Walter Scott.

Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 accommodation
Ryder Cup 2014 accommodation

Win a Short Break at Loch Lomond Luxury Lodges

There are few places in Scotland more breathtakingly beautiful than Loch Lomond. With its glimmering waters, snow capped peaks and jewelled islands, the loch has inspired great heroes and artists alike.

This winter we’re giving you the chance to soak up the atmosphere of the loch with a three or four night stay at Rowendennan Lodge Park. Click here to enter our competition.

West Highland Way Gets A Facelift

The Forestry Commission has recently begun a £750,000 upgrade for the West Highland Way.

Each year, about 80,000 walkers trek the 96-mile West Highland Way, which runs from Milngavie to Fort William. Upgrading sections of the West Highland Way at Loch Lomondside began in November.

Being a Special Area of Conservation, techniques such as building by hand and laying matting to protect the ground are being used to minimise the impact of the work on the surrounding environment. Materials for constructing the repairs to the path is shipped in by boat from the National Trust for Scotland site north of Rowardennan to agreed landing sites.

The major upgrade, which is expected to be finished by next April, will make the sections of the path easier to walk on and the work will make it even more attractive and enjoyable for visitors and walkers. Access to the world famous route will not be affected during the restoration.

Claire Travis, recreation manager for Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, said "It is fantastic to see the upgrade work starting on the West Highland Way and the lower path being restored to use."

"This increases the opportunities for day walkers and allows everyone to experience more of the native woodland at Loch Lomond."

Festive Tidings from Loch Lomond

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We say goodbye to 2013 and look forward to 2014 when Visit Loch Lomond celebrates 15 years online!

We look forward to welcoming you to the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park in bonnie Scotland in 2014.

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