Loch Lomond Shores

[Loch Lomond Shores]

Loch Lomond Shores is probably the busiest part of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, barely 10 miles from the outskirts of Glasgow. A row of tourist-orientated shops curve gracefully around the southern tip of Loch Lomond, dominated by Drumkinnon Tower which houses a shiny new aquarium. For obvious reasons this is a good rainy-day option, although in clear weather there are also spectacular views north across the water towards mountainous country, and a recently built bird of prey centre.

[View across the loch - the paddle steamer is being used as a restaurant while being refurbished (June 2015)]

Name: Loch Lomond Shores ☆☆☆
Location: North side of Balloch, G.R.: NS 384822 ///part.surcharge.trading
Open (2017): Daily
Cost: Free

>> see separate post for Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre ★☆☆

Name: SEA LIFE Loch Lomond ★★☆
Description: Large, newish aquarium including underwater tunnel, large otter area and 350-seat cinema.
Location: The tower next to the shopping centre, G.R.: NS 385823 ///conquests.scuba.banter
Open (2017): Daily
Cost (2017): £13.95, with discounts both for 2 or more people and for booking online

[View from Drumkinnon Tower on a dreich day (November 2014)]

[Drumkinnon Tower with Loch Lomond Shores behind (June 2015)]

[View in August 2017]


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