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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Hotel
“This on the old Glasgow road and is a good stopping place if you are coming round the mountains to get to Dunoon rather than crossing the Clyde estuary. It has a shop and cafe, Toilets etc.”
  • 78 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Park
“Scenic drives with lots of points of interest, places to visit and walks. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The local Munro! Do a bit of “bagging” whilst you are here and conquer the infamous Ben Lomond. Amazing views and a fairly easy walk as far as Munro’s go!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Park
“A lovely park with great views to the loch and just near the famous Sweeneys cruises where you can catch a boat to cruise the loch. There is a small hut which serves hot drinks and limited food called The Slipway - located just by the water. There are some small swing parks etc but we enjoy it more for the scenery and dog walking. There is a park run here at 9.30 am every Saturday.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Part of the West Highland Way, located just beside the village of Balmaha. Conic hill is a sharp peaked mountain created by the Highland Boundary Fault. It is a beautiful walk and it is perfect for dogs. During the lambing season, dogs are not allowed in the two enclosed fields on the east approach to Conic Hill, even if they are on a lead. The season normally lasts for around three weeks at the end of April and early May. However, this does not affect access with a dog to Conic Hill from the Balmaha direction. Fingers crossed for good weather because the views from the top are just fab. There is also a car park at the base, allowing those with vehicles a place to park before climbing the hill. Surrounding the car park are a number of shops including a pub/restaurant, coffee shop and village shop. Dogs are only allowed outside, but there are nice seating areas to enjoy, if its not too chilly!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“This is a small aquarium and while small they do have some interesting exhibits, the Bay of Rays, The Asian Otters and the walk through tank with sharks and snub nose ray's tend to be visitors favourites. You can often get vouchers (through Tesco) or discounts and we strongly recommend looking out for these as it can be quite pricey for such a small aquarium. May be better for younger kids. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Spa
“The Boat House Restaurant, on the shore Loch Lomond is a great alternative for those seeking a relaxed atmosphere and great local seafood. Located just a short stroll from the hotel, down by the water’s edge, the nautical themed décor and views overlooking the vibrant marina greet you as you enter The Boat House. You’ll be served the freshest fish and locally sourced produce, all served with a smile from our friendly staff. Direct Dial 01389 722585”
  • 4 locals recommend
Lodging
“It's fab and right on the shores of Loch Lomond. Great walk up Conic Hill for amazing views of the loch starting from the car park opposite the pub”
  • 4 locals recommend
Lodging
“Nice little bar/restaurant in the charming little village of Luss; just off the A82. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Modern European Restaurant
“Amazing breakfast, wonderful views and dog friendly! See all the animals including alpacas, varieties of sheep, chickens and pigs and indulge in lovely breakfasts lunches and snacks and great evening menus. This place has amazing coffee and beautiful decor. There is a nice short walk approx 1 mile up from the entrance to Fruin Farm (Available on this guide) which we recommend doing before indulging :). Great to tire out the pooch before a good hard earned rest.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
  • 2 locals recommend
Spa
“Open to non-members. Beautiful infinity pool with views overlooking the landscape. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Lodging
“Up Market place for food. Great for a special night after long day or for a special occasion. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lodging
“One of my favorite places in Scotland for the food and breath taking views. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“A great hill to climb from Balmaha, on the south eastern side of Loch Lomond. Wonderful views from the top.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“The pretty conservation village of Luss is around 20 min drive from BnB on the western shore of Loch Lomond. A settlement has stood on this site since medieval times although much of the current village dates from the 18th and 19th centuries, having been developed to house workers from nearby slate quarries. With its prim, identical sandstone and slate cottages garlanded in rambling roses, and its narrow sandy, pebbly strand, the village became the setting for the successful TV soap High Road which undoubtedly contributed to its popularity during the 1980s and 1990s. For anyone wanting to escape the crowds, the 19th century parish church offers a haven of peace.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Modern European Restaurant
“Amazing breakfast, wonderful views and dog friendly! See all the animals including alpacas, varieties of sheep, chickens and pigs and indulge in lovely breakfasts lunches and snacks and great evening menus. This place has amazing coffee and beautiful decor. There is a nice short walk approx 1 mile up from the entrance to Fruin Farm (Available on this guide) which we recommend doing before indulging :). Great to tire out the pooch before a good hard earned rest.”
  • 4 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Excellent cuisine at the local 5 star hotel. Book early to avoid disappointment.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Great bar, walking distance from the lodge. Wonderful views and big beer garden.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“The pub and restaurant located on the largest inland island in the UK operate from Easter to September. You can get there by ferry.”
  • 1 local recommends
Food
  • 1 local recommends

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