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Loch Lomond is known for its outstanding beauty, with serene waters, wild scenery and awe-inspiring mountains. Situated on the shores of the loch, the largest body of fresh water in Britain, Loch Lomond Shores has made the loch and its surroundings accessible to visitors since it opened in 2002.

In the last 15 years, Loch Lomond Shores has become home to everything from shops, to restaurants, to a Sea Life Aquarium.

There are a wealth of things to see and do around The Shore, from great food and drink, to activities for thrill seekers, to walks around the national park.

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Loch Lomond Shores is home to premium department store Jenners. With top designer clothing, high-end beauty and make-up, and outstanding Valvona and Crolla Foodhall, this is one store not to be missed.

SEA LIFE Loch Lomond

Journey through a fascinating underwater world at the Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium. Situated in the heart of Loch Lomond Shores, the aquarium is home to over 1,500 creatures, including the largest collection of sharks in Scotland.

SEA LIFE Loch Lomond aquarium offers an immersive experience for all ages, find out what it feels like to touch a starfish and other creatures living in the interactive rock pool and head to the Observation Tower for unrivalled views of Loch Lomond.

Open 7 days a week (expect Christmas day)

Winter Opening Hours (1 November – 28th/29th February): 10am – 4pm (Last Admissions 3pm)

General Opening Hours (1 March – 31 October): 10am – 5pm (Last Admissions 4pm)

Continental and farmers markets

Loch Lomond Shores plays host to markets selling a wide range of products from across both Scotland and the world. The Loch Lomond Farmer’s Market takes place every Saturday and Sunday, offering seasonal meat, fish and vegetables, home-baked breads and sumptuous cakes and pastries.

National park

The national park in which Loch Lomond Shores is situated is home to a number of beautiful treks and trails. For a gentle stroll, head for the Balmaha Millennium Forest Path, or trek up Ben Lomond for breath-taking views of the loch and beyond.

Outdoor activities

For those who enjoy getting active, there is everything from Segway tours to canoe trips to gorge walking. Set just 2 minutes’ walk from the front door of The Shore, these exciting activities are not to be missed. Whether you know what you want to try, or you want to experience something new, The Shore can organise many exciting activities for you to have a go at.


Loch Lomond may be famous for its tranquillity and beauty, but many also know it as the subject of songs, poems or artwork. Perhaps the most famous of these is the song “The Bonnie Banks o’ Loch Lomond” – a traditional Scottish song which is often played at the end of ceilidhs and weddings.