The delights of Loch Lomond
Spanning the Highland border fault and acting as the gateway to the Trossachs National Park, Loch Lomond is a magical place for a relaxing coach trip.
Measuring 23 miles long and five miles wide, it’s the largest stretch of water on mainland Britain bursting with ever-changing landscapes as you travel its length. The southern shore is sprinkled with 30 islands and fringed by lowland meadows and woods, whilst the narrow tip of the loch is surrounded by majestic rugged peaks. Despite the contrasts, the views are always idyllic and compelling.
There are many picturesque towns and villages bordering the lake’s ‘bonnie banks’, each capitalising on the spectacular backdrop of the vast loch.
Nothing compares to seeing the water on a loch cruise aboard a wooden ferryboat. It’s a great way to admire the beauty of Ben Lomond, the sharp peaks of the Arrochar Alps and get closer to the loch’s islands. Keep your eyes open as you pass Inchconnachan as you may catch a glimpse of the island’s colony of wallabies! The lake’s principal town, Balloch, provides endless attractions to visit on your coach break. Come face-to-face with fascinating marine life, including Scotland’s only blue-nose rays at Loch Lomond Aquarium or pick up some local far at Loch Lomond Shores. Try a cheeky wee dram at Loch Lomond distillery or visit the local brewery to sample the ale.
On the western shores, Luss is an attractive little village with pretty sandstone and slate cottages backing on to the sandy shore. A great place to relax, unwind and absorb the splendour of the loch.
Nearby Arrochar also boasts a dramatic setting located at the head of Loch Long, looking across to Ben Arthur, known as The Cobbler, and the Argyll Forest Park.
With inclusive excursions included as part of you coach holiday package, you can soak up all that Loch Lomond has to offer with Caledonian Travel.
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