The Best Lochs To Visit In Scotland

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Loch Ness, near Inverness, Highlands

A huge, mysterious and very deep stretch of water, Loch Ness is possibly the most well known loch in Scotland and famous for Nessie, the Loch Ness monster. Delve into the history of this fascinating site at the 5* exhibition centre or hop aboard one of the many daily boat trips and cruise the waters up close. After exploring enjoy a sandwich pit-stop or pose for pictures in front of the beautiful ruined fortress, Castle Urquhart that sits on the banks of the loch.

Loch Ken, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway
One for the active and adventurous, the fresh waters of Loch Ken in Galloway offer a range of adrenaline fuelled water sports. Try your hand at sailing, windsurfing and paddle boarding or take to the lengendary nature trails on foot and get up close and personal with the local wildlife – part of the Red Kite Trail there’s lots of chance to see those mighty birds.

Loch Lomond, Trossachs

Loch Lomand is Scotland’s largest freshwater loch and being only a 45-minute car journey from Glasgow it’s well worth a visit. Excellent for sailing, fishing, swimming, canoeing and pleasure boating, it’s the perfect trip for trying something new and making family memories. After al those activities the scattering of local tea rooms, cafes and restaurants all offering hearty local dishes willleave no chance of rumbling tums.

Loch Katrine, near Strathyre, Trossachs

A stones throw from Stirling, Loch Katrine is famous for its clear fresh water and boat trips, but remember your bike, the cycle back along the lochs banks is simply stunning.

Loch Morlich, Aviemore, Highlands

Nestled at the foot of the Cairngorms mountain range near Aviemore, this picturesque loch provides great family-friendly guided walks and off road cycling.

Loch Fyne, Argyll & Bute

Scotland’s longest sea loch is well known for its oysters and the picturesque town of Inverary. Home to basking sharks, dolphins, seals and otters you won’t want to leave home without your binoculors. Visit the gardens of nearby Inveraray Castle for an idealic picnic stop.

Loch Awe, Argyll & Bute

With snow-capped mountains and the stunning ruins of Kilchurn Castle providing a picture-perfect backdrop, you’ll want to take your camera to Loch Awe. Popular with fishermen, it’s a great spot to catch brown trout. Hire a rod and watch the little ones light up.

Don’t let the unpredictable Scottish weather dampen your loch-side picnic plans. The seven seat BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer’s backseats fold down to expand the already generous boot space. Climb in and make your very own lunchtime den – the children will be delighted.

Loch Ness, near Inverness, Highlands

A huge, mysterious and very deep stretch of water, Loch Ness is possibly the most well known loch in Scotland and famous for Nessie, the Loch Ness monster. Delve into the history of this fascinating site at the 5* exhibition centre or hop aboard one of the many daily boat trips and cruise the waters up close. After exploring enjoy a sandwich pit-stop or pose for pictures in front of the beautiful ruined fortress, Castle Urquhart that sits on the banks of the loch.

Loch Ken, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

One for the active and adventurous, the fresh waters of Loch Ken in Galloway offer a range of adrenaline fuelled water sports. Try your hand at sailing, windsurfing and paddle boarding or take to the lengendary nature trails on foot and get up close and personal with the local wildlife – part of the Red Kite Trail there’s lots of chance to see those mighty birds.

Loch Lomond, Trossachs

Loch Lomand is Scotland’s largest freshwater loch and being only a 45-minute car journey from Glasgow it’s well worth a visit. Excellent for sailing, fishing, swimming, canoeing and pleasure boating, it’s the perfect trip for trying something new and making family memories. After al those activities the scattering of local tea rooms, cafes and restaurants all offering hearty local dishes willleave no chance of rumbling tums.

Loch Katrine, near Strathyre, Trossachs
A stones throw from Stirling, Loch Katrine is famous for its clear fresh water and boat trips, but remember your bike, the cycle back along the lochs banks is simply stunning.

Loch Morlich, Aviemore, Highlands
Nestled at the foot of the Cairngorms mountain range near Aviemore, this picturesque loch provides great family-friendly guided walks and off road cycling.

Loch Fyne, Argyll & Bute

Scotland’s longest sea loch is well known for its oysters and the picturesque town of Inverary. Home to basking sharks, dolphins, seals and otters you won’t want to leave home without your binoculors. Visit the gardens of nearby Inveraray Castle for an idealic picnic stop.

Loch Awe, Argyll & Bute
With snow-capped mountains and the stunning ruins of Kilchurn Castle providing a picture-perfect backdrop, you’ll want to take your camera to Loch Awe. Popular with fishermen, it’s a great spot to catch brown trout. Hire a rod and watch the little ones light up.

Don’t let the unpredictable Scottish weather dampen your loch-side picnic plans. The seven seat BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer’s backseats fold down to expand the already generous boot space. Climb in and make your very own lunchtime den – the children will be delighted.

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