County (pre 1975): Dunbartonshire; Region/District (1975-1996): Strathclyde/Dumbarton; Unitary Authority: Argyll & Bute
Arden occupies a charming site in front of three of the finest islands on Loch Lomond, offering stunning views across to Ben Lomond. The area is renowned for its beauty and tranquillity. Attractions: Duck Bay Marina, Cameron House
Arden boasts Scotland's most beautiful Youth Hostel, housed in a grand turreted building complete with ghost.
Inchmurrin Island, the largest island on Loch Lomond can be accesses by ferry from Arden. Roy Roy raided the island. At one point, his men came to control all the boats on the river Endrick and Loch Lomond which were later used to remove cattle from Inchmurrin. The island was used as a mental asylum, and also unmarried pregnant women were sent here to give birth.
Inchmurrin Island has been owned by the Scott family for over 70 years. They farm it and run self-catering apartments, a cottage, and restaurant.
The world record for haggis hurling was held by Alan Pettigrew for over 20 years. He threw a 1lb 8oz haggis 180 feet, 10 inches on the island of Inchmurrin on Loch Lomond in August 1984. But the record was broken in June of last year (2011) at the Bearsden and Milngavie Highland Games - when the world haggis hurling record was broken by Lorne Coltart (19) who astonished those watching with his massive 217 foot throw.
Attractions: The pier at Duck Bay, Cameron House Hotel, Spa at The Carrick, Inchmurrin Island
Accommodation in Arden
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