Balloch Castle Country Park
Loch Lomond’s one and only country park offers panoramic views across its waters, and extends across 200 acres of beautiful lawns, ornamental woodlands, a walled garden, nature pathways and guided walks. First acknowledged as a country park in 1980, it was originally created at the beginning of the 19th century. Balloch Castle was constructed in 1808 in Scottish baronial fashion by architect Robert Lugar at the request of John Buchanan of Ardoch, a partner in the Glasgow Ship Bank.
Though the castle now sits unoccupied, it was previously the main visitor centre for the park, as well as the main hub for the Countryside Ranger Service.
The Park is a popular and peaceful haven for taking a stroll especially on a summer’s day. A fabulous place to take the kids to hang out, walk the dog, and just relax. The park is really clean with free parking, toilets and play parks for the kids. There’s plenty to explore and it’s great for picnics with picnic benches dotted about.
In the park you will discover the Fairy Glen, Chinese Garden, Pleasure Grounds, Quarry Pond, Kitchen Garden, Secret Garden, Woodlands and Parklands. There is also a little shop down at the shore offering hot and cold snacks and drinks from Easter to September.
Balloch Castle Country Park’s entrance is located just across the road from The Waterhouse Inn , so come and stay with us to enjoy an idyllic break away in this picturesque setting! Book direct with us via our website to receive the best rates guaranteed and you will also receive £5 off.