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Towns & Villages

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.

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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.



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…

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.



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…



Posted in All towns and villages Breadalbane

Lochearnhead is situated on the A84 at the western end of Loch Earn at the foot of Glen Ogle, a gently lapping Highland loch dramatically edged by mountains. From the south shores of Loch Earn, the village in its setting presents…



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.



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.



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…



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…



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…



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…



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…



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…

Drymen & Gartocharn


Posted in All towns and villages

The villages of Drymen and Gartocharn sit at the western end of the Campsie Fells, overlooking the Endrick Water as it enters Loch Lomond.

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