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Where is Loch Lomond?

Loch Lomond is situated north west of Glasgow. It takes around 40 minutes to drive from the city to the southern tip of the loch.

What size is the loch?

The loch is 36km long and 8km wide at parts. It has the largest surface area of any loch in Great Britain.

How deep is the loch?

The deepest point of the loch is 190m. That’s enough to cover two Big Bens!

Does it have its own monster?

Sadly it does not. One of the loch islands is home to a colony of wallabies however which is pretty strange for Scotland! There are also many local myths and folklore tales surrounding the loch too.

Is Loch Lomond in a National Park?

Yes, the loch has been part of Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park since 2002. Most of the park sits to the east of the loch and contains many other smaller lochs, villages and forests.

Did you know?

More than half of Scotland’s population live within a 1-hour drive of Loch Lomond.

Did you know?

Loch Lomond has 22 islands and 27 inlets.

A guide to 4 things to do in Loch Lomond. We recommend taking a cruise, hiking, exploring the historical attractions and enjoying the local food & drink.

Are there Whisky Distilleries near Loch Lomond?

Yes, while there currently aren’t any distilleries on the banks of the loch there are 2 distilleries around a 20 minute drive from the southern tip of the loch. There is also a distillery within the National Park too.

Glen Luss Distillery will be opening in the village of Luss on the banks of Loch Lomond soon. That will be an exciting new development for the area.

Glengoyne Distillery is the oldest in the area and has been producing whisky since 1833. Now visitors can participate in both tours and tastings when they visit.

Are there Castles near Loch Lomond?

Yes, the town at the southern tip of the loch is called Balloch which has been home to Balloch Castle since the early 19th century. The interior is no longer accessible but you can get a great photo.

Doune Castle is also a short drive away within the Trossachs National Park. It was featured in both the Game of Thrones and Outlander TV Series and is a very popular location for fans.

Would you like to visit Loch Lomond on tour?

We have a number of tours that visit the area. You can find all of our tours to the area on our Loch Lomond Destination page.

Loch Ness, Haunting Glencoe & The Highlands

Our Loch Ness, Glencoe & the Highlands tour is one of our most popular day tours. The journey covers a lot of the Scottish Highlands in a single day. Spectacular Glencoe will take your breath away and you’ll have the chance to spot the mythical Loch Ness Monster with a cruise on Loch Ness.

Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle & the Kelpies

Visit grand Stirling Castle one of the most important castles in Scottish history. Enjoy the outstanding natural beauty of Loch Lomond with a cruise on one of Scotland’s most beautiful lochs. Capture some photos of the Kelpies, these magnificent 30-metre-high horse heads tower above the Forth and Clyde Canal.

Loch Lomond National Park & Stirling Castle

Enjoy the outstanding natural beauty of the Loch Lomond National Park. Explore the picturesque Highland village of Luss and learn about the area’s lawless Vikings and feuding clans on a cruise of Loch Lomond. Visit the imposing Stirling Castle and hear about the key moments of Scotland’s long violent and bloody history.

Isles of Mull, Iona & The Highlands

Discover Scotland’s wild west coast and the outstanding islands of Mull, Iona and their sister isles. Mull is perfect for nature lovers with the chance to spot sea eagles, dolphins and even whales. Visit Iona Abbey and explore Fingal’s Cave on Staffa. Enjoy a walk on one of Scotland’s most spectacular beaches.

Isles of Mull, Iona & The Highlands

Discover Scotland’s wild west coast and the outstanding islands of Mull, Iona and their sister isles. Mull is perfect for nature lovers with the chance to spot sea eagles, dolphins and even whales. Visit Iona Abbey and explore Fingal’s Cave on Staffa. Enjoy a walk on one of Scotland’s most spectacular beaches.

Isles of Mull, Iona & Skye Island Hopping

Explore the islands of Mull, Iona, Ulva, Staffa & Skye. Enjoy the wildlife on the Isle of Mull and the peace and serenity on the tiny sacred island of Iona. Get off the beaten track on the small community island of Ulva and the uninhabited island of Staffa before visiting the spectacular Isle of Skye.

Isles of Mull, Iona & Skye Island Hopping

Explore the islands of Mull, Iona, Ulva, Staffa & Skye. Enjoy the wildlife on the Isle of Mull and the peace and serenity on the tiny sacred island of Iona. Get off the beaten track on the small community island of Ulva and the uninhabited island of Staffa before visiting the spectacular Isle of Skye.

Isle of Skye, The Highlands & Loch Ness

An island of faerie folklore, single track mountain passes, secret glens, craggy rock formations, crystal clear pools and waterfalls. Rich in history with a vast array of wildlife and spectacular scenery, it’s little wonder the Isle of Skye is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Scotland.

Isle of Skye, The Highlands & Loch Ness

An island of faerie folklore, single track mountain passes, secret glens, craggy rock formations, crystal clear pools and waterfalls. Rich in history with a vast array of wildlife and spectacular scenery, it’s little wonder the Isle of Skye is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Scotland.

Isle of Skye, The Highlands & Loch Ness

Sit back and fully absorb the ever-changing colours and textures of the isle of Skye on this four day tour. Get up close to the curious geology of the Trotternish Peninsula and feel the magic at Fairy Glen. You’ll see why romantic Skye was voted the world’s 4th best island destination by National Geographic.

Isle of Skye, The Highlands & Loch Ness

Sit back and relax as this four day tour weaves through the Highlands to idyllic Skye. Capture photos of the Quiraing, Kilt Rock and the Old Man of Storr and feel like you’re on the edge of the world at Neist Point lighthouse. Skye always lives up to its reputation as the world’s 4th best island destination.

Highland Lochs, Glens & Castles

Our Highland Lochs, Glens & Castles tour will take you to some of the best scenery Scotland has to offer. Shimmering lochs, breathtaking mountain scenery & historic castles. From quaint Inveraray to the pretty conservation village of Luss, enjoy the incredible views and settings of the Scottish Highlands.

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Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle & the Kelpies

Visit grand Stirling Castle one of the most important castles in Scottish history. Enjoy the outstanding natural beauty of Loch Lomond with a cruise on one of Scotland's most beautiful lochs. Capture some photos of the Kelpies, these magnificent 30-metre-high horse heads tower above the Forth and Clyde Canal.

Isles of Mull, Iona & The Highlands

Discover Scotland’s wild west coast and the outstanding islands of Mull, Iona and their sister isles. Mull is perfect for nature lovers with the chance to spot sea eagles, dolphins and even whales. Visit Iona Abbey and explore Fingal’s Cave on Staffa. Enjoy a walk on one of Scotland’s most spectacular beaches.

Isle of Skye, The Highlands & Loch Ness

An island of faerie folklore, single track mountain passes, secret glens, craggy rock formations, crystal clear pools and waterfalls. Rich in history with a vast array of wildlife and spectacular scenery, it’s little wonder the Isle of Skye is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Scotland.

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