Bay Tarbet Hotel
Located in an enviable position on the edge of serene Loch Lomond, the Bay Tarbet Hotel is a truly stunning location for a relaxing break. This stately building is set against the lush, breath-taking scenery of the Trossachs National Park where you can enjoy the outstanding natural beauty stretching in every direction.
Offering warm, friendly Scottish hospitality with a modern twist - the reception and restaurant were both refurbished in March 2018. Also receiving a recent facelift, the bedrooms have been updated and refreshed, providing the perfect night’s sleep. After which, tuck into a hearty buffet-style breakfast before venturing out to explore this incredible local area – a region steeped in history with delights at every turn.
Cruise over the waters and take in the might of Ben Lomond, which is the most southerly Munro in Scotland and is shouldered by the steep Arrochar Alps. Thousands flock to the area each year and attempt the 974-metre climb, which can take up to 6 hours. The reward is incredible views over the Loch and to the Trossachs. The Loch has 30 islands, home to a variety of wildlife, in particular on the island of Inchconnachan a colony of wallabies have lived since the forties, take the ferry out to the island to catch a glimpse of them. The Loch’s distillery which uses special distillation trays in the necks of its spirit stills, resulting in different flavour notes that are apparent through its range of whiskies. Drive along the loch to Dumbarton Castle, which sits on a volcanic plug, filling the crater of a volcano that was once active 350 million years ago. Here you can discover its many uses through the years, from royal residence to military base and prison.
After an unforgettable day taking in the sights and sounds of this captivating location, unwind with a delicious 3-course meal in the Tarbet’s attractive restaurant and enjoy a glass of your favourite tipple or a wee dram, served by the hotel’s attentive staff. An enjoyable programme of live entertainment await, with superb live acts, including comedy, vocals and traditional Scottish Pipers to round off the evening.
The hotel has 68 rooms split across two room types, offering different levels of facility. All rooms feature a comfy bed, television, en suite and tea and coffee making facilities as standard, with additional amenities in higher graded rooms, please click the individual room types below for more information. A number of rooms have step free access and a number are adapted for guests with disabilities, please ask about this when booking.
Standard Plus Room
Bay Tarbet Hotel
Directions: From the north or south get on the A82, until you reach Tarbet, the hotel is easy to find in the centre of the village at the junction with the A83.
The Tarbet Hotel has a customer car park located to the rear of the property.
With over 35 birds of prey and owls, the Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre provides an ideal setting for its inhabitants in beautiful natural woodland. The centre has some amazing experiences for you to take part in, including the 'Hawk Walk', which allows you to fly one of their beautiful hawks through the trees yourself. Alternatively, book yourself in for a ‘Meet the birds’ experience, where you can get up close and personal with the birds and discover first-hand how a hawk hunts.
Open 7 days a week from 10am, the Sea Life Aquarium is a must-see for anyone who wants to enjoy some of the most amazing aquatic creatures from all over the world. One of the highlights of the aquarium is the newly refurbished 'Predators of the Reef' area, showcasing some of the fiercest predators from the reef. The Sea Life centre is literally teeming with life, from otters to rays, and even the bonnethead shark, which can be seen through the amazing Ocean Tunnel.
Encompassing around 720 square miles, the National Park boasts some of the finest scenery in Scotland, with 21 Munros, 20 Corbetts, 22 larger lochs and around 50 rivers and large burns. The list of activities is endless, including cycling, hiking, camping, loch cruises, fishing, climbing, mountaineering and golf.
Visit the Old Town Jail and take a journey through the gruesome history of Crime and Punishment in the Royal Burgh. Learn about some of the jail's amazing historical characters, including Jock Rankin and the Happy Hangman. Find out more about the Union Martyrs Baird and Hardie who were hanged and beheaded in 1820 for just asking for the right to vote!
The safari park has a huge variety of animals, ranging from lions and llamas to sea lions and birds. For an up-close experience, drive through the African, Asian, Lion and Macaque reserve and enjoy a front seat view of these dangerous yet beautiful animals. Take a boat safari around chimp island with the park’s daily tours, book a BBQ or enjoy a range of refreshments with a fully licensed bar, restaurant, kiosks and food stalls.
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