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Enjoy the beauty and serenity of Scotland with Loch Lomond holiday cottages.
Loch Lomond is a 24 mile long Loch in Scotland which provides a natural border between Stirlingshire and Dunbartonshire. It is the largest loch in Scotland by surface area (although Loch Ness, being deeper, has more content water) and is a popular holiday destination for both national and international visitors. The loch and surrounding area, the Trossachs, have been a National Park since July 2002 and in 2005 Radio Times readers voted the area as the sixth greatest natural wonder in Britain.
HomeAway has a large number of holiday cottages in Loch Lomond which are highly suitable for visiting groups of all sizes. From much larger cottages, which can entertain ten guests or more, to cosy and intimate apartments, which are ideal for couples and smaller families, there is a wealth of choice. Traditional stone cottages hide modern interiors with well stocked and equipped kitchens whilst DVD players and satellite televisions are in plentiful supply. Many of the log cabins in Loch Lomond also feature on-site parking and gardens where the stunning countryside can be appreciated during quiet, relaxed evenings.
Although the Loch welcomes visitors for all reasons, including walking, water sports and fishing, the surrounding areas in Scotland are also extremely inviting. Holiday cottages in Loch Ness are the perfect base for the area’s unique blend of scientific enquiry and mysticism whilst apartments in Aberdeen are close to the many shops, amenities and the city’s thriving nightlife.
Things to do
Exploration: Loch Lomond is set among some of the finest and most celebrated countryside in the United Kingdom and it’s waiting to be explored. Walking and cycling are hugely popular and there are many marked routes to be enjoyed, as well as the opportunity to take a map and go completely off road. Pony trekking is also popular and there are a number of centres from where treks can be organised or equipment hired.
The Loch: With a surface area of 27 square miles, there’s a lot of Loch to be explored. Whilst boat trips and cruises are plentiful, with marinas throughout the Loch, there are also a number of places where watersports such as canoeing or windsurfing may be enjoyed. In addition, the Loch is teaming with salmon, sea trout, pike, perch, eels, chub and roach among others, making it the ideal spot for anglers.
Family activities: The area is welcoming to families of all sizes and ages, with plenty of options to keep everyone occupied. The Blair Drummond Safari Park is open daily and comprises exotic wildlife in replicas of their natural habitats, together with a variety of shows and other activities. In addition, there is the Inverbeg Galleries, the Glengoyle Distilleries, and the Scottish Wool Centre at Aberfoyle which has daily animal shows to entertain.
Golf: Loch Lomond is the home of Scottish golfing, and although the famed Loch Lomond Golf Course is invitation only, there are a further 49 drives and ranges to select from within easy reach of the holiday cottages in Loch Lomond. What’s more, there are a number of golfing tour operators who can ensure that whatever handicap a visitor has, they will be challenged and well catered for.
As it often the case in Scotland, the weather in and around Loch Lomond tends to be very wet. During the autumn and winter, specifically between the months of October to February, there may be upwards of 20 days per month of rain with 250mm of expected precipitation. The summers also tend to be wet with an average of 15 days rainfall. July is typically the warmest month with an average temperature of 16°C whilst June experiences the most sunshine with an average of eight hours per day.
Log cabins in Loch Lomond are easily situated for travel in and out of the area. Visitors approaching by car should follow the M898 from Paisley until it reaches the Great Western Road A82. This road leads directly to the Loch. Meanwhile, the area is also accessible by train and air, with airports at both Edinburgh (EDI) and Glasgow (GLA) operating frequent arrivals and departures. There are also a number of coach tours and a reliable bus service throughout the entire area.