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Beaches & Lochs in the Best of the Rest of Scotland

The beaches and lochs covered in this area range from Aberdeenshire to Borders beaches and South West to the Trossach lochs, and everything in-between!

Inversnaid Harbour, Loch Lomond with Arrochar hills, Trossachs.

Loch Lomond

One of Scotland’s most famous lochs, Loch Lomond is easily accessible from Glasgow. With mountain backdrops, lochside walks and pretty villages along its shores, Loch Lomond is popular with tourists and locals. Escape to the northern end for a little more peace and quiet!

Loch Fyne

Famous for its oysters and popular with divers, Loch Fyne stretches inland and ends at the foot of mountains. A visit to Inveraray on its shores is not complete without a dram at Loch Fyne whiskies!

Autumn view of Loch Fyne, Argyll
The Crannog  at Kenmore, Loch Tay, Perthshire

Loch Tay

The largest loch in Perthshire, Loch Tay is overlooked by Ben Lawers, a National Nature Reserve. The loch contains 18 submerged crannogs – ancient dwellings – and one reconstructed one that can be explored.

St Abbs

A rocky shore overlooked by cliffs, St Abbs head is fantastic for watching seabirds including gannets and razorbills. Underwater, the rocky crevices make the site popular with divers, and the area is Scotland’s only voluntary marine reserve.

 

Towns village of St Abbs from cliffs, Berwickshire
Doon Castle on Loch Doon Ayrshire

Loch Doon

Loch Doon sits on the edge of the Galloway Country Park. Balloch Castle sits on an island in the loch, and a walk around the loch and up the hill gives you stunning views.

 

Loch Katrine

In the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Loch Katrine is said to have inspired Sir Walter Scott with its spectacular scenery of mountains and forest. The name comes from the gaelic for ‘Highland Robber’!

 

Loch Katrine, Trossachs.