|No holiday in Scotland would be complete without a visit to the beautiful Loch Lomond area, situated just 25 miles from Glasgow and 20 miles from Stirling. The largest loch in Britain is 26 miles long and is surrounded by charming villages which offer something for everyone, young and old.
A cruise around the loch is the ideal way to appreciate its awesome beauty, so contact Sweeney's Cruises. And don't forget the legendary Maid Of The Loch for a boat trip to remember.
For the adventurous, Can You Experience Loch Lomond? will organise exciting canoe excursions, cycle trips and acitivity breaks in Scotland's first National Park.
Driving from Glasgow, your first stop could be Scotland's top tourist attraction, Loch Lomond Shores, where you'll find excellent shops, restaurants and fun for all the family.
Balloch Castle Country Park is well worth a visit, as is the beautiful village of Luss, which was the setting for the popular Scottish soap High Road.
Visit Clan Colquhoun and Luss Visitor Centre, or the Thistle Bagpipe Works, a Scottish Craft Shop, bagpipe makers and Highland dress outfitters.
Loch Lomond Retail Outlet centre offers fabulous bargains, from fashion to home goods, with many designer products at tremendous discount.
If you're an art lover, don't miss the chance to pop in to the Inverbeg Galleries, where you will find a vast array of prints and original paintings from a variety of acclaimed artists.
The area is steeped in history, a haven for wildlife and nature lovers and, above all, boasts spectacular scenery. You will never forget the beauty of Loch Lomond.
See Scotlandthebreak's accommodation section for the best places to stay, from self-catering to hotels, B&B or guest houses, or visit StayatLochlomond.com.