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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.
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.
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.
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!
Located in Balloch Lomond Shores is a principal gateway to Scotland’s first National Park. Lomond Shores is Scotland’s most spectacular visitor destination combining the beautiful environment with an outstanding mixture of leisure and shopping experiences overlooking the majesty of Loch Lomond at Balloch. A unique shopping environment, with an array of shops, restaurants and bars including Jenners, a long established department store. Lomond Shores is a must for anyone visiting the area.
The Scottish Wool Centre is a 4-star visitor attraction with daily free outdoor animal shows, including the Dog & Duck Show. Enjoy the menagerie of animals including miniature horses, various breeds of hens and sheep and an extensive selection of birds of prey. Inside, there is something for everyone with half price pure luxurious cashmere, ladies & mens clothing, plus our extensive Whisky & Food Hall. In the Ben Lomond Restaurant, you will find traditional home baking, mouthwatering Scottish dishes, traybakes and cakes served with PURO Fairtrade coffee.
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:
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.
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.
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.