Loch Lomond Hotels
Mini guide to Loch Lomond
Loch Lomond must be the world's most famous loch and has been much written
about, both in song and verse. The area is renowned for its beauty and tranquility
and offers picturesque postcard views around every corner.
The largest body of fresh water in the UK, Loch Lomond is 24 miles long and
five miles wide and up-to 600 feet deep. It is so large that the character of
the scenery changes distinctly as you travel past. The most dramatic scenery
is in the Highlands (north) part of the loch.
The Loch contains 38 islands, some of which are inhabited. Inchmurrin is the
largest inland island in Britain and the most southerly on Loch Lomond. The
island is 1.5 miles long, a mile wide and can be fully explored by visitors.
Ben Lomond overlooks Loch Lomond and offers spectacular views of the Vale of
Leven and the towns surrounding it. Walks in the area include the Drovers Trail,
which stretches from Cardross to the River Clyde. From this path there are magnificent
views of Loch Lomond with horseback riding, fishing and water sports all within
A trip through 'The Narrows,' as it is popularly known, is a must for anyone
visiting Loch Lomond. This narrow, winding, river-like stretch of water separates
the islands of Inchconnachan and Inchtavannach, and is undoubtedly the jewel
of the loch. These sheltered waters are unaffected by any wind and trap the
sun for most of the day.
Routes from the south are the M74 from Carlisle or the A1 from Newcastle. To
the north, Stirling can be reached via the A9, A90 and A82 main routes. Alexandria
and Balloch, on the southern shore of the Loch, have rails station connecting
it to Glasgow.
Selection of hotels in this region:
De Vere Cameron House Hotel
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full list of hotels and online booking