The Loch Katrine Experience

["SS Sir Walter Scott" at Trossachs Pier]

Loch Katrine has no public roads around its shoreline (except directly to the two piers), so to explore it properly you'll have to walk, cycle... or take a ferry from Trossachs Pier or Stronachlachar. In stepping aboard you'll be following in the footsteps of hundreds of thousands of visitors: the Sir Walter Scott steamship made her maiden voyage in 1900, so being able to travel on the same boat today is somewhat miraculous (other ferries are available). Views from the deck towards Ben Venue, Ben A'an, Ben Lomond and Loch Katrine's many islands are outstanding. Look out for tiny Factor's Island near Stronachlachar: base clad in stone, this is where outlaw Rob Roy Macgregor imprisoned the Duke of Montrose's rent collector as a reaction to his family's eviction.

[Factor's Island, near Stronachlachar Pier]

Name: The Loch Katrine Experience ★★☆
Location (Trossachs Pier): A821 road end, 3 miles west of Brig o' Turk, G.R.: NN 495073 / diner riverbank commutes
Carries: Passengers
Open (2017): Generally daily but some exceptions in winter - see website
Cost: Varies depending on sailing

[Sailing westward on the "SS Sir Walter Scott"]

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