Balloch is a small town situated on the
south side of Loch Lomond in Scotland, 25 miles
northwest of Glasgow.
The town is popular for its Boat Trips on
Loch Lomond, and walks into
Balloch Castle Country Estate. Loch
Lomond Shores is 1 mile north with a beach,
kids play, treetop adventures, aquarium, birds
of prey, shopping centre and more.
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Camping & Touring Parks in
The image top is of the Tullie Inn
ideal for meals, with the small Train Station
behind. Regular trains run throughout the day
between Balloch and Glasgow taking about 50
Second top is the Information Centre across
the road from the Inn.
Next to the Information Centre is the car
park and booking office for the Loch Lomond
Boat Trips by Sweeney Cruises.
The Cruise Boats depart from the Balloch
Slip on the River Leven with a 1 mile trip
along the River into Loch Lomond.
Loch Lomond is the largest Loch in Scotland
by surface area, 22 miles long, with about 60
The Boat Trips run all year ranging from 50
minutes to 2 hours. Sweeney Cruises also run a
Waterbus throughout the summer dropping off and
picking up around Loch Lomond.
Hotel is situated on the other side of the
River Leven, at the entrance to Balloch Castle
Country Park is a short walk from Balloch
centre following a riverside path next to the
Balloch House Hotel. The park has great views
over the Loch, has a Walled Garden and Balloch Castle
can be viewed. Park Map.
The first Balloch Castle was built for the
Lennox Clan in the 1200s. The castle seen today
was completed in 1809 for John Buchanan. The
Castle and Estate were bought by the Council in
1915 to be opened to the public.
The Loch Lomond Highland
Games are held in Balloch Castle Country
Park in July each year.
The Maid of the
Loch is situated at Loch Lomond Shores 1
mile north of Balloch. This Paddle Steamer was
built in 1953 for trips on Loch Lomond. She was
taken out of service and laid up at Loch Lomond
Shores in 1981. The Steamer is now open to the
public as a cafe/bar with the possibility she
may be used for trips on the Loch again.
Balloch Area Attractions and Links:
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Balloch Area Attractions Click
Shores . G83 8QL 1 mile
Maid of the
Loch . G83 8QX Paddle
Steamer at Loch Lomond Shores
Aquarium . G83 8QL at Loch
Tree Zone .
G83 8QL at Loch
Bird of Prey Centre .
G83 8QP at Loch
Loch Lomond Water
Ski Club . G83 8QX at Loch
Loch Lomond Pony
Trekking . G83 8QY 1 mile
west of Balloch
Castle . G82 1JJ 6 miles
south of Balloch
Balloch Area Golf Clubs:
Vale of Leven Golf
Club . G83 9ET 2 miles
south of Balloch
Cameron House 9
hole Golf . G83 8QZ 2 miles
north of Balloch
The Carrick .
G83 8QZ Golf
Club & Spa 4 miles north
Golf Club . G63 0HY 9 miles
east of Balloch