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Top 10 places to visit in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs

 1.          Loch Lomond Shores - gateway to Scotland’s first National Park. An outstanding mixture of leisure and shopping experiences (including Jenners), overlooking the majesty of Loch Lomond at Balloch. Enjoy a host of events taking place on the at The Shores throughout the summer including Farmers Markets, family fun, activities at the National Park Gateway Centre and the fabulous new Loch Lomond Aquarium.

2.          Helensburgh and Hill House - The Hill House is the largest and finest of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's domestic buildings and is located in the delightful Clyde Coast town of Helensburgh

3.          Stirling Castle - Stirling Castle is the grandest of Scotland's castles and one of the most popular visitor attractions in the country

4.          Glasgow – 30 minutes away by car, and a must visit for all!

5.          Antartex Village - Antartex Village is a unique factory shopping experience. There are fashions for all the family as well as the opportunity to visit the craft workshop - to see the famous Antartex sheepskins being made. Spirit of Scotland Whisky Shop - free tastings daily.

6.          Glengoyne and Auchentoshan Distilleries - Glengoyne is one of the leading premium malt whiskies in the world. Our Distillery - situated near Loch Lomond close to Glasgow - is open all year round for Tours, Masterclasses, Whisky Tastings, Meetings and Private Dining. At Auchentoshan, the visitor reception centre offers a full range of Auchentoshan Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whiskies as well as a selection of high quality gifts.

7.          Balloch Castle Country Park - 200 acres of varied habitats offering stunning views of the National Park area. Set on the southern shore of the bonnie banks with a small visitor centre and retail outlet.

8.          Maid of the Loch - The Maid of the Loch was built in the Coronation Year 1953 by the shipyard of A. & J. Inglis, Glasgow, and is now owned by the Loch Lomond Steamship Co., a registered charity. Experience the splendour of the bonnie banks and Ben Lomond from right on the water. Entry to the Maid is free, seven days a week, from 9.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.

9.          Bannockburn Heritage Centre - Commemorating Robert the Bruce's victory at The Battle of Bannockburn in 1314, this heritage centre brings the Wars of Independence to life. There are scenes of the coronation of Robert the Bruce and the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath. There are figures of Wallace and Bruce, a large model of the Battle of Stirling Bridge and an audio-visual presentation which tells the story of Bruce and the battle.

10.        Scottish Wool Centre - enjoy a fun day out - daily sheepdog demos with sheep and Indian runner ducks. As seen on TV! "Story of Scottish Wool" Show where animals and actors provide a hilarious yet informative live performance.

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