Discover the village of Drymen
The village of Drymen is home to a number of traditional Scottish pubs, including The Clachan, the oldest licensed pub in Scotland, and The Drymen Inn. The latter has popular live music evenings. The Clachan Inn gets excellent reviews, please ensure you book a table in advance!
A little further afield, Duck Bay on the west shore of the loch, or the Oak Tree in Balmaha both offer loch-side dining. Cameron House Hotel is currently closed following the fire in December 2017, although their Boat House restaurant remains open.
The Bonnie Banks o’ Loch Lomond
The jewel in our local crown is, undoubtedly, Loch Lomond. The Queen of Scot’s lakes. Scotland’s largest inland waterway, the Loch offers many amenities from the sedate to the fast paced. Why not take a boat trip from Balmaha to the island of Inchcailloch or many boat trips are available from Balloch (8 miles away) to explore the Loch under the majestic shadow of Ben Lomond. The village of Luss on the western shore of the loch is also well worth a visit.
For those of you who fancy a wee dram, Glengoyne Distillery is only a few miles from Drymen and offers a first class visitor experience, including a tour of the facility and a whisky tasting at the end!
Go Ape is Scotland’s no.1 forest adventure! Based near Aberfoyle, it is only a short car journey from Drymen.
“Our tree top adventure uses a unique Go Ape recipe; Breathtaking scenery; smattering of tree-top wires, crossings & wind-in-your-face zip wires; finished off with a dose of people in search of their inner Tarzan.
We kit people out, give them a safety briefing and training and let them out into the forest canopy, free to swing in the trees. Of course, instructors are always on hand. The result is spectacular.”
Stirling Castle is a great symbol of Scottish national pride. Knights, nobles and foreign ambassadors once flocked to the Royal Court at Stirling Castleto revel in the castle’s grandeur.
A place of power, beauty and history, discover the favoured residence of Scotland’s Kings and Queens!
Once the industrial powerhouse of Scotland, Glasgow has seen a renaissance in recent years and now offers a fantastic range of bars and restaurants as well as a shopping offer that rivals London for it’s breadth and range of retail outlets. Our favourite is Cail Bruich on Great Western Road! There are also many museums that reflect Glasgow’s colourful past, including the amazing Riverside Museum. All Glasgow museums are open free of charge.