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The National Park has 4 distinct areas, each with its own character and landscapes – Loch Lomond, the Trossachs, Breadalbane and Cowal. Select towns and villages from the map below or the list – you can also select the area from the dropdown list.

Tyndrum

Posted in All towns and villages Breadalbane

Tyndrum is a small village situated 5 miles north of Crianlarich in the heart of the hillwalking country around Glen Lochy. Tyndrum is an important transport hub with both the A82 and the West Highland line branching off to other…

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Tarbet

Posted in All towns and villages Loch Lomond

Tarbet is a small village situated on the west shores of Loch Lomond, at the junction of the A82 and A83. This small neck of land separates Loch Lomond from the sea and Loch Long.

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St. Fillans

Posted in All towns and villages Breadalbane

St Fillans is one of Scotland's picture perfect villages boasting breathtaking views over Loch Earn, naturally beautiful terrain and diverse historical associations. The village lies at the eastern end of Loch Earn on the A85 road.

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Lochgoilhead

Posted in All towns and villages Cowal

Lochgoilhead is a picturesque coastal village located at the northern tip of Loch Goil. One of the three sea lochs on the Cowal Peninsula, Loch Goil runs into Loch Long and is enclosed by steep mountains and forests, giving it…

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Lochearnhead

Posted in All towns and villages Breadalbane

Lochearnhead is situated on the A84 at the western end of Loch Earn, a gently lapping Highland loch dramatically edged by mountains at the western edge of Strathearn. Lochearnhead is nestled at the foot of Glen Ogle at the loch’s…

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Killin

Posted in All towns and villages Breadalbane

Killin is a small village at the Falls of Dochart, a spectacular series of rapids, at the western end of Loch Tay, where the Rivers Lochay and Dochart join. Killin translates as Cill Fhinn 'the White (or Fair) Church' in Gaelic.

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Kilmun

Posted in All towns and villages Cowal

Historic Kilmun is a small village located on the shores of the Holy Loch, just north of Dunoon on the beautiful Cowal Peninsula. In Scottish Gaelic, Kilmun is known as Cill Mhunna.

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Crianlarich

Posted in All towns and villages Breadalbane

Crianlarich is a village located in Glen Strathfillan, about 8 miles north of the head of Loch Lomond. It lies within the area of Breadalbane, ‘The High Country’. The surrounding landscape is characterised by long glens and in the upland…

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Callander

Posted in All towns and villages Trossachs

Callander is a bustling tourist town situated on the River Teith and A84, west of Stirling, and  gives visitors travelling north their first taste of the Highlands. It is set dramatically beneath high, wooded crags, and gained fame as the…

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Balmaha

Posted in All towns and villages Loch Lomond

Balmaha is a small village on the eastern shores of Loch Lomond. It’s an essential stop for West Highland Way walkers, home to our National Park Visitor Centre and a great base for climbing Conic Hill and exploring the island…

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Balloch

Posted in All towns and villages Loch Lomond

Balloch can be found on the southern shores of Loch Lomond and easily accessible from Glasgow and Scotland’s central belt. Balloch comes from the Gaelic word bal (baile or ball) which means village or hamlet, so Balloch translates as "village…

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Ardentinny

Posted in All towns and villages Cowal

Ardentinny is a small coastal hamlet located on the western side of Loch Long on the beautiful Cowal Peninsula. The deep dark lochs here, with their steep, often mountainous sides, provide dramatic scenery which makes this part of the National…

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Luss

Posted in All towns and villages Loch Lomond

The picturesque conservation village of Luss sits on the western shore of Loch Lomond just off the A82, 9 miles north of Balloch and about 10 miles south of Tarbet. Occupation of this area dates back to medieval times, but…

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Balquhidder

Posted in All towns and villages Breadalbane

Both a glen and village, Balquhidder is located west of the A84, between Strathyre and Lochearnhead. The kirkton or village lies at the head of Loch Voil and has the remains of a number of pre-historic sites including a stone…

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Aberfoyle

Posted in All towns and villages Trossachs

Aberfoyle is a charming village on the banks of the River Forth in the magnificent Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. The village, once important for its slate quarries, quickly developed into the southern gateway of The Trossachs following the publication of…

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Arrochar

Posted in All towns and villages Cowal

Arrochar is a rural settlement located at the head of Loch Long and nestled amongst the high mountains of the Arrochar Alps. The village is popular with mountaineers due to its excellent road and rail links and close proximity to…

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