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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Hotel
“The Bonny banks of Loch Lomond in just over an hour with beautiful Inchcailloch island accessible by boat”
  • 79 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Park
“Scenic drives with lots of points of interest, places to visit and walks. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The local Munro! Do a bit of “bagging” whilst you are here and conquer the infamous Ben Lomond. Amazing views and a fairly easy walk as far as Munro’s go!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Park
“A short walk from your location, with beautiful views over loch Lomond and some great sights including the walled gardens and Balloch Castle and its free entry.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Cinema
“48 minutes. A handy go-to place on a wet day. Tucked away behind the retail section of Loch Lomond Shores, this is a place you are not likely to stumble across. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Modern European Restaurant
“Amazing breakfast, wonderful views and dog friendly! See all the animals including alpacas, varieties of sheep, chickens and pigs and indulge in lovely breakfasts lunches and snacks and great evening menus. This place has amazing coffee and beautiful decor. There is a nice short walk approx 1 mile up from the entrance to Fruin Farm (Available on this guide) which we recommend doing before indulging :). Great to tire out the pooch before a good hard earned rest.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Part of the West Highland Way, located just beside the village of Balmaha. Conic hill is a sharp peaked mountain created by the Highland Boundary Fault. It is a beautiful walk and it is perfect for dogs. During the lambing season, dogs are not allowed in the two enclosed fields on the east approach to Conic Hill, even if they are on a lead. The season normally lasts for around three weeks at the end of April and early May. However, this does not affect access with a dog to Conic Hill from the Balmaha direction. Fingers crossed for good weather because the views from the top are just fab. There is also a car park at the base, allowing those with vehicles a place to park before climbing the hill. Surrounding the car park are a number of shops including a pub/restaurant, coffee shop and village shop. Dogs are only allowed outside, but there are nice seating areas to enjoy, if its not too chilly!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Lodging
“Nice little bar/restaurant in the charming little village of Luss; just off the A82. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Spa
“The Boat House Restaurant, on the shore Loch Lomond is a great alternative for those seeking a relaxed atmosphere and great local seafood. Located just a short stroll from the hotel, down by the water’s edge, the nautical themed décor and views overlooking the vibrant marina greet you as you enter The Boat House. You’ll be served the freshest fish and locally sourced produce, all served with a smile from our friendly staff. Direct Dial 01389 722585”
  • 4 locals recommend
Lodging
“It's fab and right on the shores of Loch Lomond. Great walk up Conic Hill for amazing views of the loch starting from the car park opposite the pub”
  • 4 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
  • 2 locals recommend
Spa
“Open to non-members. Beautiful infinity pool with views overlooking the landscape. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Lodging
“Great views of Loch Lomond. Direct access to beach. Spacious open plan bar/restaurant.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“The pretty conservation village of Luss is around 20 min drive from BnB on the western shore of Loch Lomond. A settlement has stood on this site since medieval times although much of the current village dates from the 18th and 19th centuries, having been developed to house workers from nearby slate quarries. With its prim, identical sandstone and slate cottages garlanded in rambling roses, and its narrow sandy, pebbly strand, the village became the setting for the successful TV soap High Road which undoubtedly contributed to its popularity during the 1980s and 1990s. For anyone wanting to escape the crowds, the 19th century parish church offers a haven of peace.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“A great hill to climb from Balmaha, on the south eastern side of Loch Lomond. Wonderful views from the top.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Transit Station
“The village of Luss is a charming picturesque place to visit with access directly to the beach at Loch Lomond, boat trips, views to Ben Lomond. Shops, restaurants. ”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Modern European Restaurant
“Amazing breakfast, wonderful views and dog friendly! See all the animals including alpacas, varieties of sheep, chickens and pigs and indulge in lovely breakfasts lunches and snacks and great evening menus. This place has amazing coffee and beautiful decor. There is a nice short walk approx 1 mile up from the entrance to Fruin Farm (Available on this guide) which we recommend doing before indulging :). Great to tire out the pooch before a good hard earned rest.”
  • 4 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Excellent cuisine at the local 5 star hotel. Book early to avoid disappointment.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Great bar, walking distance from the lodge. Wonderful views and big beer garden.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“The pub and restaurant located on the largest inland island in the UK operate from Easter to September. You can get there by ferry.”
  • 1 local recommends
Food
  • 1 local recommends

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