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“Gorgeous place whatever the weather” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Loch Lomond Shores

Loch Lomond Shores
Ranked #3 of 19 things to do in Balloch
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Loch Lomond Shores is a stunning visitor destination set on the southern tip of Loch Lomond. With views up the Loch to Ben Lomond, the scenery is amazing. Come for the day and visit our lovely shops, our great Aquarium, Bird of Prey Centre, Aerial Adventure Course, Adventure Golf and have lunch or refreshments in one of our eateries, or simply let the kids enjoy our playpark whilst you sit back and relax. If you want to get even more active then you can hire bikes, boats, canoes, Segways, quadricycles or just sit back on a loch cruise or waterbus and let someone else do the hard work.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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“Gorgeous place whatever the weather”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

We visited here on saturday 22nd June 2013 and despite the torrential downpours it is still a beautiful area to visit. We bought 2 adult tickets to go out on the loch and took our 2 dogs.

We did an hour's tour of the loch with commentary about the various buildings and history of the area. It does get awfully busy but it is a lovely place to visit. Be prepared for the weather and take water proofs with you - you might need them!

The staff are very helpful at getting you and off the boat and there are refreshments aboard the boat should you need them.

There are lots of walks along the river banks, boat hire, jet ski hire and visitors centres to visit with shops and art galleries along the way.

All in all a very nice area to visit should you get the chance.

Visited June 2013
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Loch_Lomond_Shores, Manager at Loch Lomond Shores, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
Thanks for your review - as we always say .... all that you need to remember is that although sometime the weather isn't the best, it is all that rain that makes Scotland such beautiful green place. Thank you.
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Johnstone, United Kingdom
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“shopping with a view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

a good day out shopping eating and taking in the lovely views.lots to do for children swing park ,sea life center , boat hire , walks ,bike hire, plenty of parking and its free,

Visited May 2013
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Loch_Lomond_Shores, Manager at Loch Lomond Shores, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Free parking makes all the difference nowadays - every little helps. We are planning lots more activities for the next 12 months, so hopefully you will continue to enjoy your visits.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Lovely place for kids and grown-ups”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

Lots to do especially in summer months when there are many special events. My grandchildren love going to Loch Lomond, all parts, from Loch Lomond Shores to Luss and Balmaha. They like the aquarium at Loch Lomond Shores, a speedboat trip in Luss and a little dip in the loch at Balmaha and feeding the ducks with leftovers from picnic. At Loch Lomond Shores I like the shopping, Farmers market and the views. At Luss I like to watch my grandchildren having fun, even in the rain running along the shore with my umbrellas. (A danger to everyone!). And at Balmaha, watching them splashing about at the edge of the loch even though the water's freezing.

Will be going again soon.

Visited July 2012
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Thank Val S
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Loch_Lomond_Shores, Manager at Loch Lomond Shores, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Wow, you could write the visitor packs for Loch Lomond. It is so wonderful to hear when people really enjoy Loch Lomond and the villages. Thanks for this great report, and keep enjoying!
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Cafe on the Loch”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

I notice another reviewer experienced the glory that is the Cafe on the Loch. A quiet sunny day disrupted by the cheerless unhelpful service, a slow to arrive sandwich a four year old child could slap together and a good coffee brand destroyed by its homeopathic dilution. It aint cheap either. Loch Lomond is not known for its great visitor food outlets (apart from the odd gourmet restaurant) but this made my spirit drown in the scenic waterfront.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Will D
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Loch_Lomond_Shores, Manager at Loch Lomond Shores, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. I am very sorry to hear of your experience and I have passed your review on to the management of the cafe. I apologise that you received such poor service and disappointing food and drink. We do strive to be a top class visitor destination, and I can assure you that all feedback is taken on board to allow us to improve.I do hope that you have many return visits to Loch Lomond Shores.
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Provo, Utah
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“Beautiful area!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

Loved Loch Lomond! You can get lost in the Balloch Castle park and it has beautiful views of the lake. There are bike and canoe rentals close by, as well as shops and decently priced restaurants. Very lovely!

Visited June 2013
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Loch_Lomond_Shores, Manager at Loch Lomond Shores, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Thank you very much for your review and for visiting Loch Lomond Shores. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit in and round the area and we hope to see you again soon.
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