County (pre 1975): Dunbartonshire; Region/District (1975-1996): Strathclyde/Dumbarton; Unitary Authority: West Dunbartonshire
The village of Balloch is a thriving community, located at the southern foot of Loch Lomond and is easilly accessible from Glasgow The train comes from Glasgow to Balloch, where regular pleasure cruises start from nearby Luss, Tarbet and Balloch itself. Sweeney's cruises offer regular cruises
The area has so much to offer - of course, Loch Lomond is the major popular tourist attraction. 22.6 miles long, it is not the longest loch in Scotland but it is the largest expanse of fresh water in Britain. Another major attraction is Balloch Country Park and Castle, particularly when the annual Highland games are held in the park. The Park is large and is where locals and tourists come for walks, There are nature trails, guided walks, walled garden and picnic lawns with views of the Loch. The Castle was built in 1808 and the Lottery Fund announced its support of over £1.8million for a four year programme of works to bring Balloch Castle Country Park back to its former grandeur.
Loch Lomond Shores is a haven for shoppers and also houses the Loch Lomond Sea Life Centre, various prestigious shops, including Jenner's of Edinburgh. Maid of the Loch, Loch Lomond’s Paddle Steamer, is open most weekends and entry is free. Can You Experience offer a wide range of outdoor activities from the beach at Loch Lomond Shores. Canoe, Kayak Pedal Boat Hire (available April-October) and enjoy stunning views of Ben Lomond.
Accommodation in Balloch
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