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Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park has an abundance of attractions and other places of interest to visit.
Whatever the weather you will be spoilt for choice for things to do and see in this idyllic part of Scotland.
Nestled below the Campsie Hills in the picturesque Blane Valley, just north of Glasgow, is Scotland’s most beautiful distillery.
Within easy reach from Glasgow, Stirling and Loch Lomond, this traditional, hard working distillery has been flourishing since 1833, producing a unique selection of award-winning Highland Single Malts, Single Casks and Special Vintages.
Internationally renowned Inverbeg Galleries are long established purpose built galleries on the 'bonnie banks' of Loch Lomond.
Some recent developments have included upgraded gardens with picnic areas and three new gallery rooms allowing a substantial increase in displayed artwork as well as permitting expansion of our giftware selection. The newly installed ramps mean that the gallery is now fully accessible for people with prams and wheelchairs.
Blair Drummond Safari & Adventure Park is situated approximately 4 miles from Stirling on the A84 but is still relatively close to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.
Regarded as one of the major attractions in Central Scotland, the Safari Park is set in 120 acres of beautiful woodland and is one of the best value for money days-out that Scotland has to offer.
From the Drive through Wild Animal Reserves to the adventure playground, there is plenty of fun and excitement for all the family and a “wild” day awaits you.
A bronze statue of Tom Weir was unveiled at the end of December in Balmaha Bay. Since then, over 5,000 visitors have flocked to see the statue and is set to become one of the most photographed statues in Scotland.
The Tom Weir Statue Campaign was launched in February 2012, raising the money for the sculpture of the late Scottish climber and much loved TV personality. His centenary of his birth on 29th December 2014 is celebrated with the unveiling of the statue near to where Tom lived in the National Park.
The Hill House in Helensburgh is the largest and finest of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's domestic buildings. Within easy access of Glasgow, the Hill House is within an hour's drive of the city centre with regular train services from Glasgow Queen Street train Station to Helensburgh. The Hill House occupies a hillside that looks out over the Clyde estuary, and is surrounded by grounds meticulously landscaped by Charles Rennie Mackintosh .It bears the image of Scottish baronial traditions. Stroll around and view the Mackintosh designed fireplaces, furnishings and fittings!
Meet our resident local celebrities, Hamish the Highland Bull, his wife Heather and little Honey, that was born early in 2011. Hamish is always happy to have his photo taken and will gladly pose with you.
There's great shopping with confectionery, travel rugs, Hamish mementos, clothing, toys, food, whisky and much more.
We also have weaving looms dating back to 1927 and were used until recently to produce the famous Trossachs rugs.
Our coffee shop serves PURO Fairtrade coffee, snacks, meals and refreshments every day.
The Maid of the Loch paddle steamer berthed at Balloch Pier was built in 1953, the Queen's Coronation year, by the shipyard of A&J Inglis, Glasgow and is now owned by the Loch Lomond Steamship Co., a registered charity. Entry to the Maid of the Loch is free and facilities onboard includes a restaurant, cafe and bar. Experience the splendour of the bonnie banks and Ben Lomond from right on the water. Entry to the Maid is free and is open daily from Easter to October from 11a.m. to 4p.m. Open at the weekends during winter.
Visit the Denny Tank in Dumbarton, watch the world’s first commercial ship model experiment tank in action and discover how William Denny & Brothers' innovative, experimental approach to shipbuilding made waves in the shipbuilding industry from the 1800s to 1963.
Kids go free at the family-friendly, interactive Museum, which was recently awarded a four-star VisitScotland grading.
There’s so much to see and do. You can:
Discover a 250 year old mill from Scotland's textile and industrial heritage, complete with original waterwheel. Built in 1758, originally a flax mill producing the famous Kilmahog Rug, the site is now an established tourist shop with Harris Tweed, Countrywear, lambswool, Clan Tartan Centre, arans & cashmere, Highland dress and made-to-measure kilts, trousers and skirts.
Coffee shop open daily, serves the BIG BREAKFAST, snacks, hot meals and a variety of refreshments including PURO Fairtrade coffee.
Art Galleries in central Scotland includes public Art Galleries in Glasgow, Art Galleries in Stirling and Edinburgh in Central Scotland. The most popular Art Gallery is Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow. Within an hour of Loch Lomond.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG
Tel: 0141 276 9599