The Drovers Inn is situated just a few miles from the northernmost tip of Loch Lomond. Our unique hotel and scenic location attracts walkers, sightseers, hikers, singsong-ers and whisky appreciators from all of the world. So we thought we’d put together a wee Top Five Things to Do in Loch Lomond for all our visitors.
Glengoyne have been producing continuously since 1833 and pride themselves on maintaining their traditional methods, using the finest oak caskets and the slowest distillation process in Scotland. It’s well worth a visit, situated near Killearn and the perfect pit stop on the West Highland Way. At the Drovers, we offer a large selection of malt whiskies available in the bar, including several from the Glengoyne distillery.
2. Up the loch, with a paddle
A trip to Loch Lomond wouldn’t be complete without a jaunt ‘doon the water’. And how better than on the famous Maid of the Loch, the last paddle steamer built in Britain and officially an historic vessel. The neighbouring Steam Slipway is also worth a visit to see the volunteer engineers demonstrate how the Slipway’s engine could pull the 555 tonne Maid of the Loch out of the water. Both attractions can be found at Balloch and open April to October.
3. Return of the Mackintosh
Charles Rennie Mackintosh remains one of Scotland’s most prolific architects, designers and artists. His work has gained worldwide acclaim and arguably one of his finest achievements is The Hill House in Helensburgh, which he built in 1904 alongside his wife Margaret, who designed and made many of the textiles. Hill House also has beautiful gardens, which have been lovingly restored in keeping with the original designs.
4. Eel meet again
The Sea Life Centre at Lomond Shores is a great family day out. There are quite literally hundreds of different species of sea creatures – including White Tip Reef sharks, Stingrays, Moray Eels and, my personal favourite, Stingrays. There are interactive rockpools for the kids to get hands on, a rooftop café with stunning views of the loch, a cinema and Cammy – the only Giant Seat Turtle in Scotland. Every day’s a schoal-day!
5. Walk This Way
There are many walks around The Drovers for people of different aptitudes. Ben Lomond continues to be one of Scotland’s most popular summits, with around 30,000 people making it to the top every year. Its height is just 10m shy of 1km and the ascent is around 12km long. The hike may take you the best part of 5-6 hours but once you reach the peak, you’ll be rewarded with awe-inspiring views of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. Also worth a visit are The Falls of Falloch, a beautiful waterfall standing at 30ft high, situated just a couple of miles from the hotel.
Drovers Inn, Loch Lomond
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We hope you enjoyed our Top 5 Things to do whilst enjoying your Loch Lomond visit. Dont miss out and visit to The Drovers Inn – be it a dram in our bar to warm the cockles, some traditional Scottish food in our restaurant or a comfortable nights stay in one of our unique rooms, we are sure you wont regret the trip.