Loch Lomond & the Trossachs attractions

Top Choice Historic Building in Helensburgh

Hill House

Built in 1902 for Glasgow publisher Walter Blackie, this is perhaps architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh's finest creation – its timeless elegance still feels chic today. The interiors are stunning, with rose motifs …
Top Choice National Park in Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park

Two areas of great natural beauty, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, became the heart of Scotland's first national park, created in 2002. The park extends over a huge area, from Balloch north to Tyndrum and Killin, and…
Top Choice Museum in Callander

Hamilton Toy Collection

The Hamilton Toy Collection is a powerhouse of 20th-century juvenile memorabilia, chock-full of dolls houses, puppets and toy soldiers. It's an amazing collection and a guaranteed nostalgia trip. Phone ahead in wint…
Ruins in Aberfoyle

Inchmahome Priory

From the Lake of Menteith (called 'lake' not 'loch' due to a mistranslation from Gaelic), 3 miles east of Aberfoyle, a ferry takes visitors to these substantial ruins. Mary, Queen of Scots was kept safe here as a ch…
Aquarium in Balloch

Loch Lomond Sea Life

The centrepiece of Loch Lomond Shores is this aquarium, which has displays on the wildlife of Loch Lomond, an otter enclosure (housing short-clawed Asian otters, not Scottish ones), and a host of sea-life exhibits r…
Distillery in The Campsies

Glengoyne Distillery

Glengoyne Distillery, about 2 miles south of Killearn, is a traditional place run by genuine people in lovely surrounds. There are various tours: the basic ones run on the hour and are reliably excellent. Bus 10 fro…
Tomb in Balquhidder

Rob Roy's Grave

In the village of Balquhidder (ball-whidder), 9 miles north of Callander off the A84, there's a churchyard with – perhaps – Rob Roy's grave. It's an appropriately beautiful spot in a deep, winding glen in big-sky co…
Public Art in The Trossachs

BLiSS Trail

A series of sculptures, buildings and other art installations provides an intriguing trail across the northern part of the Trossachs, focused particularly around Lochearnhead, Strathyre and Balquhidder. Check the we…
Ship in Balloch

Maid of the Loch

The vintage paddle steamer Maid of the Loch, built in 1953, is moored at Loch Lomond Shores while awaiting full restoration – you can nip aboard for a look around. With any luck, it might be operational for the 2019…
Area in Balloch

Loch Lomond Shores

Loch Lomond Shores, a major tourism development situated a half-mile north of Balloch, sports various visitor attractions, outdoor activities and boat trips. The heart of the development is a large shopping mall.