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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.
Shopping Centre
“A short walk from your location, in the centre of Balloch, loch Lomond Shores has a bit of everything, shopping mall, water activities on loch Lomond, the sea life centre, cafes, play area for the kids, and the world-famous Maid of the Loch paddle steamer. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Park
“A short walk from your location, with beautiful views over loch Lomond and some great sights including the walled gardens and Balloch Castle and its free entry.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Cinema
“Sharks and all other kinds of sea and fresh water fish at the local aquarium on the banks of loch Lomond. The giant sea turtle steals the show... ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Trail
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“I love this restaurant, great food and atmosphere. If you are in Ballock, I definitely recommend this place”
  • 4 locals recommend
Zoo
“Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre is located in a natural woodland. With purpose built housings, it is an ideal setting for nearly 40 Birds of Prey & Owls. The centre is home to over 20 Owls, representing every native species as well as unique or unusual species from other parts of the world. See "Orla", the magnificent Golden Eagle. And learn of our successes in rehabilitation of wild Birds of Prey & Owls. The education cabin provides a comfortable environment to learn about our residents. Full of information and displays of eggs, skulls and feathers. Children (and adults) can complete the quiz sheets or colour in sheets of our various birds. An educational day out for all ages, and a chance to relax in wonderful surroundings.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Lodging
“Lovely wood burning fires in Winter and a very homely atmosphere with good food”
  • 4 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“You’re in Helensburgh so you need to visit Loch Lomond - there’s a good reason it’s regarded as one of the most beautiful lochs in Scotland. (In Scotland we have ‘Lochs’ instead of ‘lakes’). It’s truly beautiful and there’s no better way to see it than from on the water. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Treezone (In your element) is a fun, action packed Aerial Adventure course on the bonny banks of Loch Lomond, one of Scotland's most spectacular visitor destinations. You will balance on beams dangle from vines and zip through the trees surrounded by wildlife. This adventure is suitable for adventurers from 7 years old and upwards, with a minimum height restriction of 110cm. Prepare for the ultimate high wire forest adventure! Great fun but prepare for wet weather! The trees do offer a fair bit of protection and the views over Loch Lomond are spectacular. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“A great litte Italian restaurant only 5 minutes' drive away. They also do take away.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Clothes Shop
  • 2 locals recommend
Bus Station
  • 3 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Scenic shopping at Jenners, lots of restaurants and cafes, nice walks, watersports and access to cruises on loch lomond.”
  • 1 local recommends
Pub
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“Friendly local bar. Great live music and an excellent, well supported open mic fortnightly on a Sunday.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Supermarket
“Open every day from 07:00 to 22:00. The post office is inside at the back of the shop.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Trail
“I love this restaurant, great food and atmosphere. If you are in Ballock, I definitely recommend this place”
  • 4 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“A great litte Italian restaurant only 5 minutes' drive away. They also do take away.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Great food and reasonable prices and excellent, friendly service. Folk club meets on a Monday night - all welcome. Music session on Thursday night - all welcme.”
  • 1 local recommends
Meal Takeaway
“Fabulous traditional,take-away fish and chip shop. Don't leave town without trying the special fish supper!”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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