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Balloch is a small town 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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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 minutes.

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 islands.

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.

Balloch House Hotel is on the other side of the River Leven, at the entrance to Balloch Castle Park.

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.

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 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.

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Loch Lomond Shores . G83 8QL 1 mile north

Maid of the Loch . G83 8QX Paddle Steamer at Loch Lomond Shores

SEA LIFE Aquarium . G83 8QL at Loch Lomond Shores

Tree Zone . G83 8QL at Loch Lomond Shores

Bird of Prey Centre . G83 8QL at Loch Lomond Shores

Loch Lomond Water Ski Club . G83 8QX at Loch Lomond Shores

Loch Lomond Pony Trekking . G83 8QY 1 mile west of Balloch

Dumbarton 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 8QP 2 miles north of Balloch

The Carrick . G83 8RE Golf Club & Spa 4 miles north

Buchanan Castle Golf Club . G63 0HY 9 miles east of Balloch

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