Around and About

The guesthouse and lodges are situated in a woodland setting in the old Lomond Castle Estate, and make an ideal base for exploring the surrounding area.

The Highlands of Scotland are just a short drive away, with Glasgow Airport and the vibrant city of Glasgow within 20 minutes drive.

Also within a short distance is the internationally acclaimed Cameron House and Carrick Golf Course. Loch Lomond Golf Club is also just a few minutes drive away.

We also have our own private jetty with boat launch facility. Access to launch and retrieve is included in the price of room or lodge rental, restrictions apply.

What's On Nearby

Loch Lomond Shores

Loch Lomond Shores is Scotland’s most spectacular visitor destination, combining the beautiful environment with an outstanding mixture of leisure and shopping experiences overlooking the majesty of Loch Lomond at Balloch. The site is open all year round and the buildings are open daily from 10am. There is a Farmers Market on the 1st and 3rd weekend of every month with a huge variety of delicious fresh local produce on offer.

Loch Lomond Sea Life Centre

Open 7 days a week at Loch Lomond Shores – a full sensory experience with everything from starfish to sharks.

Climb Ben Lomond

Bag a Munro! Ben Lomond is of the 283 Munros which we are lucky enough to have breathtaking views of, or if you are feeling adventurous, why not try climbing it!

In Your Element

The team at In Your Element are dedicated to helping you make the most of your stay in Scotland. They have a great variety of outdoor activities on offer in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Scheduled activities include wonderful guided canoe experiences and thrilling gorge walking and river sledging, along with exhilarating river tubing which is available from 2019! Their Treezone aerial adventure course at Loch Lomond Shores is another fabulous experience and suitable for age 7+. Group team activities like highland games, canyoning, archery, land and water based treasure hunt and more also available for groups.

The Hill House

This splendid Charles Rennie Mackintosh building in Helensburgh is now looked after by National Trust for Scotland and is open to the public daily from April-October.

The Hill House

Loch Lomond Seaplanes

Take the flight of a lifetime and view the breathtaking scenery over Loch Lomond and the West of Scotland on one of their seaplanes.

Waverley Summer Cruises

The famous Waverley Paddle Steamer, now refurbished in all her former glory runs a full schedule of cruises around the Clyde Coast and Islands all summer long.

Waverly Paddle Steamer

For Golf Enthusiasts

The West coast of Scotland has some of the best golf courses in the world, with both Loch
Lomond and The Carrick at Cameron House on our doorstep.

Golf Course

Stirling & The Trossachs

Loch Lomond, Stirling and The Trossachs is where Scottish tourism began – and is still thriving, with Stirling less than an hour away from us, you will be spoilt for choice! Stirling Castle is one of the top Scottish visitor attractions and the city itself has an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, bars and cafes.

Museums and Galleries

Museums & Galleries

Glasgow has over 20 museums and galleries – most offering free admission and easy access by public transport from nearby Balloch.

For Shopaholics

Glasgow’s cosmopolitan and stylish shopping streets are just an hour away by car or a 45
minute train ride away from Balloch train station which will take you directly into the city centre.

The Falkirk Wheel

Just an hour away, and well worth a visit, this is the Worlds FIRST and ONLY rotating boat lift. The Falkirk Wheel is an amazing engineering achievement, spectacular and sculptural. Set in stunning
surroundings, with its own visitor centre and restaurant, picnic area and regular boat trips on the Wheel itself, this is a ‘Must-see’ attraction!

The Cruin Bar & Restaurant

Situated within the grounds of the estate, with stunning views over the Loch and outdoor seating area.