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Places to visit

Jenners-0836Balmaha and The Oak Tree Inn is the ideal base for a trip to Loch Lomond. As well as all of the treasures on our doorstep you can also enjoy a number of excellent visitor attractions, all within easy reach of Balmaha.

Around 10 miles away in Balloch there is Loch Lomond Shores, there you will find a number of shops, including the department store Jenners (pictured left). This is also the home of Loch Lomond’s last paddle steamer , The Maid of the Loch (picture below right), entrance is free and you can go onboard to relive the golden days of steamships. The Loch Lomond Aquarium and Bird of Prey Centre are also excellent attractions at Lomond Shores.

Just outside of Stirling Blair Drummond Safari Park is a good family day out with a number of popular shows and attractions, together with a big drive through safari adventure. Stirling also has its historic castle and monument to William Wallace.

Glasgow hosts a number of world class museums including Kelvingrove Art Gallery and the Riverside Transport Museum. Also on the River Clyde at Clydebank you will find The Titan Crane, with spectacular views  from the top and an exhibition of the history of shipbuilding. Nearby too is Dumbarton Castle, rich with history and the Hill House in Helensburgh, the creation of Charle Rennie Mackintosh.

For whisky lovers there are three excellent distilleries nearby, Deanston is near Doune in Stirlingshire, Auchentoshan is in Clydebank and our closest is Glengoyne near Killearn.

The famous conservation village of Luss is on the other side of the loch and is accessible from Balmaha by a frequent Water Bus service in season.

All of these attractions are less than an hour away from us. The table below shows the distances/time from the Oak Tree and postcodes to enter into your SAT NAV. For more ideas please also visit Love Loch Lomond & See Loch Lomond‘s websites.

Blair Drummond Safari Park

Blair Drummond Safari Park

The Oak Tree Inn G63 0JQ NONE
Loch Lomond Shores G83 8QL 12.5 miles – 30 mins
Blair Drummond Safari Park FK9 4UR 23 miles – 50 mins
Jurassic Parrr / World of Golf G81 2XT 19 miles – 40 mins
Sweeney’s Cruises, Balloch G83 8SS 12 miles – 27 mins
Cruise Loch Lomond, Tarbet G83 7DG 29 miles – 50 mins
Auchentoshan Distillery G81 4SJ 20 miles – 43 mins
Glengoyne Distillery G63 9LB 10 miles – 24 mins
Deanston Distilley FK16 6AG 25 miles – 52 mns
Strathendrick Golf Club G63 0AA 5 miles – 12 mins
Buchanan Castle Golf Club G63 0HX 3 miles – 10 mins
Kelvingrove Art Gallery G3 8AG 21 miles – 47 mins
Riverside Transport Museum G3 8RS 21 miles – 46 mins


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