As the famous tune states, the Loch Lomond banks are very, very bonny! The surrounding area is also very beautiful and this part of Western Scotland is a very popular place with those who love their outdoor recreation. A Loch Lomond, Helensburgh & Dunbartonshire holiday rental cottage is the perfect comfortable base from which to indulge in a range of sights, scenery and sports.
Things to Do on Holiday in Loch Lomond, Helensburgh & Dunbartonshire, Argyll & Stirling
If you love the outdoors then a Loch Lomond, Helensburgh & Dunbartonshire holiday will be perfect for you. There are a myriad of activities in the area to enjoy such as swimming, sailing, fishing, game hunting, cycling, walking, mountain biking, golf, tennis, horse riding, mountaineering and jet skiing. Loch Lomond also has its own National Park which is full of walking and cycling trails. The town of Helensburgh has The Hill House which was designed by the famous artist Charles Rennie Macintosh. The town of Dumbarton in Dunbartonshire is home to a beautiful castle which is reputed to have the longest stronghold record of any castle to be found in Britain.
Places to Visit on Holiday in Loch Lomond, Helensburgh & Dunbartonshire, Argyll & Stirling
If you have the energy to leave your comfortable Loch Lomond, Helensburgh & Dunbartonshire holiday rental cottage after so much activity, it is worth taking the half hour or so trip into the city of Glasgow. The city is the largest city in Scotland and has a whole host of attractions for visitors to enjoy. This includes the National Piping Museum which details the history of the national pipe as well as many exhibits relating to the instrument. Many visitors also flock to Glasgow each year to see popular attractions such as the Burrell Collection and the impressive Glasgow Cathedral.
If you are thinking of booking a Loch Lomond, Helensburgh & Dunbartonshire holiday rental cottage then you will be glad to hear that you will experience relatively warm summers and cool winters. The warmest months of the year tend to be July and August when the daytime temperature can reach as high as 25°C. The coldest months of the year tend to be December and January when the temperature falls to around 4°C and may even reach into the minus figures. The annual rainfall for the area is 43 inches.
Travellers on a Loch Lomond, Helensburgh & Dunbartonshire holiday will likely fly into Glasgow Airport (GLA) which is under an hour's journey away from the area. Air operators offering affordable, regular flights to the area include Air Southwest, BMI, BMIbaby, British Airways and Flybe. Passengers can depart from various other UK airports such as Manchester (MAN), Bristol (BRS), London Gatwick (LGW), Newquay (NQY) and Leeds (LBA).