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The Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park website gives you more information about the area and about the work of the Park Authority.
Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, where the magnificient landscape has fired the imagination of writers and artists for centuries. It embraces the deep waters of Loch Lomond, the wild glens of the Trossachs. Breadalbane's high mountains and sheltered sea lochs of the Argyll Forest,
Inchmurrin : The Scott family have owned and farmed the island for over 70 years. They also run a resturant and bar on the island. This is the real Loch Lomond where traditional hospitality and the gentler pursuits of life still count. Loch Lomond is the largest and one of the loveliest lochs in Scotland. About 23 miles long, it has many small islands of which Inchmurrin is the largest at about one and a half miles long. Its idyllic and quiet. The total number of residents on the island is : 10 people, one horse, a hersdof 30 beef cattle, a few goats and quite a lot of pheasants !! inchmurrin is named after St Mirren who is believed to have founded a monastery on the island in the 6th century. The ruins can still be seen, as also can the ruins of the castle built by the Earls of Lennox. It was visited by Robert Bruce , James IV in 1506, 21 year old Mary Queen of Scots in 1563, and later by James VI. When you come to stay ( there a 3 self catering chalets) or just stop for the day you have the feedom to roam and explore. There are many lovely walks and safe beaches for swimming. The ferry runs by arrangement from Burnfoot in Arden, just off the A82. Costis £3 per person
Within the village of Balloch and in close proximity there are many places to stay from the 5 star De Vere Cameron house to local B & B's most amenities are on your door step, Want to eat out ? The choices are good Chinese, Indian, Italian, English to the the little cafes and not to forget the blot on the landscape MacDonalds. There are many things to see and do, Boat trips, The national park who have organised walks and activities for the younger ones, You can hire speed boats or pedaloes or go water sking is you dare!! . Hire a canoe or a mountain bike the list is endless.There are many beautiful golf courses and plenty tourist attractions. Loch Lomond shores are in the middle of building a seaworld type of centre. In Balloch there are the Highland Games, the Folk Festival and many more events throughout the season last year we had Cold Play in concert and I beleive there are two big attractions lined up for 2006. If you stay in Balloch you are within easy reach to Glasgow and Stirling.