Loch Lomond

The Diverse landscape of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park offers some of the most spectacular scenery that Scotland has to offer. The area surrounding Loch Lomond is a world-renowned destination for many different types of visitor, for it’s abundance of land and water activities, wildlife, ecology, scenery, superb food, hospitality and wedding venues providing a picture perfect backdrop for memories that last a lifetime. Loch Lomond has the largest area of freshwater in Great Britain and is some 24 miles long, 5 miles wide and 600ft at its deepest. Here we feature some great places to eat, stay and shop!

The Village Inn, Arrochar is set in a fantastic location, with views over Loch Long, providing the perfect place to relax over dinner after a day of activities in the local area. The Head Chef has created a fantastic menu of Scottish Fayre and seafood with fresh produce being delivered daily. CAMRA award winner for their excellent range of Scottish Cask Ales. Open all year round. Food served from 12pm to 9pm (bar meals until 4pm), Arrochar, Argyll. Tel: 01301 702279. www.villageinnarrochar.co.uk

Mansefield Studios, Pottery & Gallery, Arrochar: Tom Butcher produces both sculptural pieces and a unique range of functional tableware from his studio on th shores of Loch Lomong. The Gallery showcases superb quality ceramics, jewellery, photography, paintings, textiles and other traditional crafts inspired by and hand made in Scotland. Open Tuesday – Saturday 10.30am to 5.30pm. Tom Butcher’s Gallery is at Mansefield Studios, Arrochar, Loch Long, G83 7AG. Tel: 01301 702956.www.mansefieldstudios.com www.tombutcherceramics.com

Ardlui Hotel, Restaurant and Marina is located on the stunning banks of Loch Lomond. Fully licensed with two bars and restaurants, offering superb country style home cooking and fantastic views. The menu presents the best of local produce including Loch Lomond salmon and Glen Falloch venison. The lively, cosy lounge stocks an impressive selection of wines, whiskies and Scottish beers. Delicious snacks and meals served throughout the day. On the A82 towards Crianlarich from Loch Lomond (GPS: G83 7EB). Tel: 01301 704243. www.ardlui.com

The Inn at Inverbeg is AA Pub of the Year Scotland 2009/10. Mr C’s Fish and Whisky Bar/Restaurant offers a fantastic West Coast Fish Tea, 200 of Scotland’s finest whiskies, a great selection of real ales and traditional live folk music at weekends (Mar-Nov). Modern Inn rooms and beautiful beach house accommodation on the shores of Loch Lomond. Tel: 01436 860678. Inverbeg, Luss, Loch Lomond, G83 8PD (on the A82). www.innatinverbeg.co.ukinverbeg.reception@loch-lomond.co.uk

The 4-Star Lodge on Loch Lomond is located just off the A82 and only a short walk, via beach or road, from the picturesque conservation village of Luss. It offers first class accommodation, a two AA Rosette restaurant, Colquhoun’s with panoramic views of the Loch and Ben Lomond. Guests can also enjoy the swimming pool, spa and beauty/spa treatments. Open 7 days, all year. Luss, Loch Lomond, Argyll, G83 8PA. Tel: 01436 860201. E: res@loch-lomond.co.uk www.loch-lomond.co.uk

Colquhoun Arms Hotel – situated in the peaceful village of Luss, on the banks of Loch Lomond. There is plenty to enjoy whether it be a relaxing drink from the well-stocked bar which boasts a wide selection of malt whiskies or a hearty lunch or dinner, specially prepared using the finest local produce. Wi-Fi access available to customers. Wheelchair access and ample parking. Luss, Loch Lomond, just off the A82. Tel; 01436 860282. www.lochlomondarms.co.uk

Gareloch Gallery for Arts, Gifts and Jewellery: Chic and stylish gifts to inspire at very competitive prices. Why not visit to treat your friends, family, your home or even yourself! A beautiful selection of exclusive and unique handbags, scarves, cushions, mirrors, lamps, furniture, art  and jewellery. Situated on the banks of Long Long in the picturesque village of Garelochead. Main Road, Garelochead. Tel: 01436 811180. Email: garelochgallery@yahoo.com


The Ealain Gallery, pronounced ‘ya-lin’ which is the gaelic word for art, is situated in the picturesque village of Drymen at the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Discover original contemporary Scottish Art, with changing exhibitions showcasing some of the best Scottish talent from a wide range of artists. Our diverse selection includes well-renowned artists to the up and coming. We also stock an extensive range of malt and blended whiskies with regular tastings and advice on hand if you are looking for that special limited edition or special bottling. You will find a beautiful range of ceramics, glassware, pottery, designer jewellery and gifts for all ages and occasions. A haven for arts, crafts and whisky lovers alike. Open Monday – Saturday 10-5.30 and 12-4 Sunday. Ealain Gallery, 36/42 Main Street, Drymen, G63 0BG. Located off the A811 heading to/from Stirling. Tel: 01360 660996. www.ealaingallery.com