Stay and Explore
Loch Lomond Arms
- Big Ben
Watch the ever changing colours on the face of statuesque Ben Lomond.
- Loch yourself away
Enjoy stunning scenery at every turn during a walk around beautiful Loch Lomond.
- Luss is more
Wander around the picturesque village with its quaint parish church
- No fly
- Half board
- Short breaks
Take all the time you need to explore one of Britain’s most beautiful spots...
Loch Lomond is one of the UK’s most beautiful and iconic places. The breathtaking loch – the biggest lake in Britain – lies in the heart of the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, which is packed with charming villages and rolling countryside which you can explore at your leisure during your holiday. You will stay in the locally rated 4-star Loch Lomond Arms (4Q), an award-winning country pub with bedrooms in the charming village of Luss. You can look forward to an included walking tour of the village and the surrounding area, learning more about the history of the village and the Loch. Discover too the heritage of Luss Smokehouse, The Clan history and museum, Luss Pier with views of the Loch and mighty Ben Lomond as well as the chance to enjoy tasting some local seafood. An included Waterbus ticket means you can travel around the loch, its 100-plus miles of coastline or perhaps visit one of its 30 islands. You might get a surprise when you pass Inchconnachan - those aren't giant squirrels you can see, but wallabies. The island has had a colony of the Antipodean creatures hopping around the island for more than 70 years. Your hotel will provide you with a picnic lunch on a day of your choosing so you can enjoy some alfresco dining amid the stunning scenery.
- All breakfasts and dinners
- Three-day roamer ticket on the Loch Lomond Waterbus
- A locally sourced picnic
- Porterage at the hotel
- Cancellation rights
- Walking tour of Loch Lomond with seafood tasting
Main Road, Luss G83 8NY
The Loch Lomond Arms Hotel dates back to the 17th Century when it welcomed travellers as a coaching inn. The interiors have been sympathetically updated by designer Serena Williams-Ellis to reflect the history of the locally rated 4-star hotel, and its stunning location on Loch Lomond, while also offering the best of modern comforts.
Named after the Scottish clans, each of the 14 bedrooms at the Loch Lomond Arms is unique and brings together Scottish woollen blankets with plump feather-filled pillows, antique furniture and vintage prints. As a restored, former coaching-inn, each room layout is different, with a variety of bathrooms with showers and baths. There are first floor and under the eves bedrooms in the main house, and accessible ground floor rooms in the separate coach house. Each room has a flat-screen television, telephone, hairdryer and tea and coffee-making facilities with shortbread included. Luxury toiletries from Cinque Mondes are also included.
Food and Drink
Food and drink are considered passions by the proprietors of the Loch Lomond Arms Hotel. The high-quality menus, created by Head Chef David Hetherington, reflect the wonderful natural bounty of the Scottish Highlands. Seasonal vegetables, fruit and aromatic herbs are grown in the hotel’s garden; black-faced lamb, pheasant and venison are sourced from the surrounding hills and salmon is fresh from the nearby sea lochs. The drinks menu includes hand-pulled craft ales from the Loch Lomond Brewery alongside an enviable wine selection, which has been exclusively curated by expert Matthew Jukes. The bar is stocked with more than 50 varieties of whisky, featuring offerings from mainstream whisky houses to boutique Hebridean distilleries. You can also choose from a selection of Scottish gins while there are a number of local craft ales on tap, from the local Loch Lomond Brewery.
Wi-Fi (extra charge)
Make the most of your idyllic surroundings overlooking Loch Lomond as your hotel can organise speedboat, helicopter or even luxury yacht trips. Slightly more sedate alternatives include visits to a nearby spa or one of the world-class golf courses nearby. A short stroll into the picturesque village of Luss, and you’ll stumble upon the Luss General Store, founded with a commitment to support traditional Scottish crafts, local businesses, and generally gather a brilliant boutique selection of products. Luss Estates, within which the Loch Lomond Arms Hotel sits, has been home to the historic Clan Colquhoun since the 13th century. You’ll learn more on an included excursion and can also visit the Clan Shop, set in a 17th-century building on the banks of the loch and brings together a selection of traditional Scottish crafts, gifts and homeware, inspired by the Highlands' heritage. While the countryside is unspoiled and remote, Edinburgh is just one hour and 20 minutes away by road or one hour and 50 minutes by train while Glasgow is only 35 minutes by road and 45 minutes by rail.The history of Loch Lomond
With nearly 100 miles of shoreline, Loch Lomond is the largest fresh water lake in the British Isles, measuring 24 miles long, 5 miles wide in places and up to 600 feet deep. There are 38 islands on the loch, and people have been living on them for at least 7,000 years. Archaeologists have unearthed evidence of inhabitants dating back to around 5,000 BC on Inchlonaig while Inchgalbraith, is believed to have been created artificially around 2000 years later as a sort of holiday island for visiting families from across Scotland and Ireland in that era. On the eastern shore, iron age settlements are clearly visible at Strathcashel Point and there are numerous other hilltop forts scattered around the loch, each more than 1000 years old. In addition to the ash, rowan, oak, beech and sycamore trees which surround it, the loch is also home to nearly a quarter of Britain’s wild plant population.