Glasgow ‘s West End: The Gateway to Loch Lomond

If the ‘Bonnie Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond’ have been calling as you plan your visit to Scotland, then we advise you to listen to that inner voice and make it happen this year.

For so many reasons Loch Lomond is considered one of the best places to visit when holidaying in Scotland. It makes perfect sense to visit Loch Lomond on a day trip from Glasgow, when staying at the Ambassador Hotel, Glasgow.

Getting there

Travelling by car is the fastest way to get to Loch Lomond (in general). From our hotel, in a few minutes you’ll be on the A82 and it’s pretty much a straight run to Loch Lomond. The average journey time is between 40 – 50 minutes depending on traffic, or just over 25 miles.

If you don’t have a car the easiest way to get to Loch Lomond from Glasgow is by train. Head to Glasgow’s Queen Street Station and take the train to Balloch or Helensburgh Lower. Both stations are less than an hour away by train, with regular departures.

The fun starts when you get there!

Loch Lomond is undoubtedly one of Scotland’s most thrilling places to visit if you need some adrenaline pumping activities. Outside of these, there are literally dozens of places to go, attractions to discover and landscapes to admire. We’ve come up with a few of our favourites for you to consider;

Cruise Loch Lomond

Most visitors will choose to Cruise Loch Lomond on a hop on hop off tour, or a half/full day island explorer itinerary. The view is incredible, and the value is second to none with prices starting from only £14 per adult. Prebooking in peak season is strongly advised.

In Your Element

An award winning adventure centre designed to offer thrills beyond your imagination, if you are looking for action, we suggest you allocate a full day to experience it all right here. Minimum age 7+

Luss General Store

Located in the charming village of Luss, it is filled with a wide array of quality, locally sourced products, gifts, homeware and stationery. A great place to stop by for something different if shopping is on your agenda.

Walking - Loch Lomond

You’ll be spoilt for choice if walking is your preferred activity during your time in Loch Lomond. For anyone with accessibility needs, you can find some fully accessible trails around the area.

Whether you plan to visit Loch Lomond as a day trip from your base at the Ambassador Hotel, Glasgow or you plan to visit for a few nights before or after you stay with us, we highly recommend a trip to Loch Lomond at some point during your time in Scotland, you won’t regret it.

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