Usually when you find a destination that features a huge lake surrounded by small villages, you expect an atmosphere of peace and quiet. Whilst that’s certainly an option if you’re visiting Loch Lomond, you’ll find that the area, in fact, has so much more to offer. Enjoy a relaxing holiday or short break amongst tranquil surroundings, or instead opt for an exciting adventure filled with hiking, climbing, fishing and some of the most varied and exciting water sports available across the whole country. Loch Lomond is the largest lake in the whole of the United Kingdom, giving plenty of opportunities for boating, swimming, canoeing and water skiing, as well as more sedate activities.
Being set amongst the Trossachs National Park ensures that Loch Lomond is surrounded by awe-inspiring scenery. If you’d rather stay dry then you’ll find some fantastic walking and cycling routes all around the lake, showcasing the finest landscapes of Scotland. Nearby Callander acts as a great place to stop and rest, but there are plenty of villages dotted around the region should you be struck by the need for refreshment.
Rated as one of the top attractions not just in the region but in the whole of Scotland, the Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre is one of the most comprehensive in Britain. It is the ideal family day out, where everyone can learn about the many bird species that live in the centre. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to take part in special activities, such as meeting the owls or undertaking a hawk walk.
Anyone that still has energy to burn after trying out all of the water sports in the area can visit ‘Go Ape!’ at Aberfoyle. This outdoor adventure course, set amongst the trees, provides an exciting opportunity to walk along bridges, try out zip lines and prove that you’re not afraid of heights. If you like keeping your feet a little closer to the ground then you can race around the Segway adventure course, or simply enjoy the on-site refreshments as the rest of your travel party work up a sweat.
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park stretches across Scotland quite the distance from the loch itself, so within the confines of the region you’ll find plenty to see within a short driving distance. There are castles, such as the popular Kilchurn Castle, and numerous golf courses on which to test your skills. Your Loch Lomond hotel will give you the freedom to holiday as you wish – either relaxing and enjoying the landscapes, or seeking adventure in every direction.