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Top 10 things to do this Summer around Loch Lomond

I have compiled a wee list of 10 fab things to do around Loch Lomond this Summer. All of these activities can be done with children in tow. If you have ever visited Scotland in the summer you will know it isn't always dry!!!! So I have given you a DRY or WET guide too. When my girls were young I just put them in all-in-one waterproofs and went out to explore regardless of the weather. The great thing about Scotland is even on a wet day it looks beautiful and you can't say that about many places.

Top 10 Summer attractions around Loch lomond

1. Inchcailloch Island {DRY} - Visit this beautiful island with a BBQ or picnic for the day. There is a lovely beach to relax on and even take a dip in the Loch. Cruise Loch Lomond sails from Luss daily. They also do a waterbus to access different areas around the Loch if you fancied exploring a little of The West Highland Way.

2. Balmaha {DRY} - Conic Hill is a lovely walk and the views over Loch Lomond are breathtaking. The Oak Tree Inn is a great place to grab a coffee or an ice cream afterwards too. It also serves lovely warm hearty food if you have worked up a good appetite. MAP

3. Loch Lomond Shores {WET} - This is a great place to go on a wet day as it has loads to do. You could easily spend a whole day here. There is The Sea Life Centre, Adventure Golf, Tree Zone and the Bird of Prey Centre. On the beach there is The Can You Experience where you can hire bikes, boats and kayaks and canoes and explore the Loch. 

4. The Hill House {DRY/WET} - Helensburgh. Have a look around this stunning National Trust property. You can then take a walk down into Helensburgh stopping at PJ's cafe on Sinclair Street for cake. I have done a previous blog post about my own visit to the Hill House.

5. Luss Village Quarry Walk {DRY/WET} - This is a lovely walk that take you around the outskirts of Luss you can then wander into the village of Luss for tea and cake at The Coach House.

6. Balloch Castle Country Park {DRY} - Go for a lovely walk around the Park. There is a great play park near the Loch and in summer there is a wee shop that sells take away tea/coffee/rolls and ice cream. The Tullie Inn near Balloch Station is also good for lunch. If you want something authentically Scottish go in Corries along Balloch Road.

7. Walk The Cobbler at Arrochar {DRY} - This is a lovely walk and really for older children if you want to walk all the way. The Village Inn in Arrochar is great place for food if you are starving after your walk. Also have a look in Mansefield Studios for some superb quality ceramics, jewellery, photography, paintings, textiles and other traditional crafts.

8. Fruin Farm {DRY/WET} - Visit Fruin Farm to see the animals and stop and have some more coffee and cake. You have great views of Loch Lomond from the cafe and gift shop.

9. Three Sisters Bake Cafe and Craft Boutique Killearn (DRY/WET) - Killearn is a lovely wee village and great for a drive out somewhere. The Three Sisters Bake is a cafe to sit and relax and take in the beautiful views of Loch Lomond.

10. The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre at Aberfoyle {DRY/WET} - Have a go at Go Ape or if that isn't your thing there are some lovely walks from the visitor centre.

 



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