The United Kingdom’s northern country of Scotland is home to some of the nation’s largest national parks, and its Scottish Highlands region is considered by many to be one of the last, great wildernesses of Europe. Visitors who are staying in hotels located in either of the major southern cities, Edinburgh and Glasgow, may not get the opportunity to fully sample the spectacular landscape to the far north, but this does not mean they can’t get a taste of Scottish wilderness.
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is fortunately a short trip from both Scotland’s capital and its most populous city, and whether or not you’re a fan of the song that has immortalised Loch Lomond, you’re bound to find the largest freshwater expanse in mainland Britain, with its surrounding mountains and forests, to be a breath-taking sight. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is divided into four distinct parts, Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Breadalbane, and Argyll Forest, each of which provides visitors with a unique natural landscape and experience.
Discover Loch Lomond
The beautiful freshwaters of Loch Lomond are one of Scotland’s most prized natural landmarks, and have inspired a number of cultural icons in literature and song, most notably, in the verses of the famous traditional Scottish song The Bonnie Banks o' Loch Lomond. This protected part of Scotland is one of the country’s most popular leisure destinations, for people interested in anything from boating and fishing, to trekking and cycling. The loch is open to any kind of watercraft, which includes kayaks, canoes, jet-skis, speedboats, wind-surfers, and more. The banks of Loch Lomond are also host to two golf incredible courses, The Carrick on Loch Lomond, and Loch Lomond Golf Club, which is considered one of the most prestigious courses in the nation, having hosted the Scottish Open on multiple occasions. Whatever your taste, you’ll find something to enjoy during your time at Loch Lomond.
Explore the Trossachs
The Trossachs is a small woodland glen that lies just to the east of Loch Lomond, between the mountains, Ben A’an to the north, and Ben Venue to the south. The area is extremely popular for trekking and horseback riding, or pony-trekking. The magnificent and dense forest of the area was one of the most beloved areas of the celebrated Scottish writer Sir Walter Scott, who was inspired by Loch Katrine to write his famous poem, The Lady of the Lake, and the book, Rob Roy, about the iconic outlaw who hid-out in this gorgeous forest.
Local Hotels and Resorts
As it is such a popular destination for holidaymakers and adventurers alike, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is home to a variety of hotels and accommodations, ranging from upscale and luxurious resorts, to self-catering guesthouses. If you want to start planning your escape to this stunning part of Scotland then simply use the Expedia search tool to research hotels, guesthouses, B&Bs, and all local attractions.
Don’t miss out on a chance to experience the majestic and picturesque landscape of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.