Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Visit To Scotland (Summer 2013): Luss Village and Loch Lomond

During our last visit to Scotland, we visited Loch Lomond  in the Trossachs National Park and loved it.  A very nice lady at the visitor centre recommended we visit the village of Luss.  This time round dad-in-law was with us, as he hadn't been before, we decided to visit again.

We reached the village and the first thing we did was go to the lake shore which is sandy and larger than you would expect for a lake.















The kids and we enjoyed paddling in the cool waters.




 Gorgeous is the exception.  He refused to take his shoes off or go near the water except to lob stones into it.




"Loch Lomond...white pebbled shores on which its gentle billows murmur, like a miniature ocean, its promontories rising from the deep water, rich in wild flowers and ferns" (John MacCulloch 1824 - The Highlands and Western Islands of Scotland) 







One of the highlights of our visit last time was a speed boat ride.  Last time it had cost about £35 for the family to hire one boat for one trip.  This time we were being charged £10 per person which came to £80 for a short trip.  We had to give it a miss.






The village itself is very picturesque and we enjoyed the short walk around, including the tea shop and a small art exhibition with some really beautiful pieces.













Beside the village there is also a lovely wooded area which the kids could explore.  This was one of the nicest places in the Trossachs National Park, but one of many lovely spots.







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