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Dunbartonshire - Balloch

Balloch is a small town in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, at the foot of Loch Lomond. The name comes from the Gaelic for "the pass".
Balloch is at the north end of the Vale of Leven, straddling the River Leven itself. It connects to the larger town of Alexandria and to the smaller village of Jamestown, both of which are located to its south. To the east of the town lies the major local authority housing scheme in the area known as 'The Haldane' or 'The Mill of Haldane'. Balloch railway station is a terminus of the North Clyde electric train service fromGlasgow.
With its accessible location at the southern end of Loch Lomond and just off the main road from Glasgow to the West Highlands, it is an important centre of tourism. The largest number of boats cruising on Loch Lomond leave from here. It contains Balloch Country Park and Balloch Castle.
Balloch is at the southern end of the first Scottish National Park. The town has a number of hotels, inns and pubs, and there are cruises leaving from Balloch up Loch Lomond. The Glasgow to Loch Lomond cycle path ends at Balloch. 

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Anchorage Guest House

Tel: 01389 753336

Dating from 1866, The Anchorage Guest House enjoys a special location, sitting just a stone's throw from the shores of Loch Lomond, in the centre of the historic village of Balloch.

Recently redecorated and refurbished, the historic Anchorage Guest House offers cosy and comfortable accommodation, with5 en-suite bedrooms - all at ground floor level. With free off-street car parking, TV and Tea and Coffee making facilities in every room, Wi-Fi, freshly cooked breakfasts from local produce, toilet and shower facilities for the disabled - the Anchorage aims to ensure your stay is as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.

Whatever the reason for your visit, and whether it's Summer, Autumn, Spring or Winter ... Day or Evening - there's a myriad of attractions - just waiting to be discovered and enjoyed.

Whether it's a romantic evening sail with drinks on Loch Lomond, or walking, cycling or touring around the National Park enjoying the fantastic scenery; visiting the nearby shops offering a variety of local items and produce; enjoying the great food and hospitality of our pubs and restaurants; fishing, golfing - or just drinking in some of the most idyllic and unspoilt scenery in Britain ... you'll find there's an amazing amount to do and enjoy.  

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The Old Smiddy

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Tel: 01389 750767

Located within and forming part of the boundary of Scotland First National Park, the Old Smiddy Cottage is built over Ballagan burn which runs down to meet the waters of Loch Lomond We also have an Apartment which is attached to the original Blacksmiths House offers an ideal base to enjoy Loch Lomond and the surrounding area.

Both charming premises are equipped to the highest standards with beautiful tartan carpets, the Cottage having Black Watch and the Apartment having the Lindsay tartan. Both Cottage and Apartment have gas central heating and double glazing and share a private patio where guests can relax and enjoy the magnificent scenery beside Ballagan burn along with the wild ducks. We also have our own Smiddy hens where fresh eggs can be supplied at your request. Private parking is available large enough to accommodate a car and boat and we provide free WI FI for all of our guests.

The Old Smiddy Cottage and Apartment are the ideal base for a self catering holiday in Scotland particularly for touring Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.

Stirling and Glasgow, are within ahalf hour drive away, Edinburgh and Perth one hour, and much of Argyll, Perthshire, Ayrshire and South East Scotland is accessible in less than two hours.

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Park View Apartment

Tel: 0783 670 5976

Park View Self Catering Apartment Balloch is a 4 star accommodation within the Loch Lomond National Park and only a short distance from Loch Lomond.

The apartment sleeps 4-6. It has 2 bedrooms (one en-suite), a main bathroom and spacious kitchen area that opens out to the living room. An external balcony, equipped with bistro furnishings, runs the full length of the living room. High quality furnishings are provided throughout. Linen and towels & a breakfast starter pack & flowers are provided. Private parking for guests is also available free of charge.

All of the main facilities in Balloch are within a few minutes walking distance. Balloch train station is approximately 5 minutes walk, with direct trains into the centre of Glasgow. Balloch itself offers an impressive range of tourist, shopping and recreational options to suit all tastes. It is the ideal holiday and short break destination whether you are looking for a quiet and relaxing time, or a more active experience in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.


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Norwood Guesthouse

Tel: 01389 750309

Our Guesthouse has been newly renovated, with all bedrooms refurbished, and features carefully chosen decor and attention to detail.

We're sticklers for ensuring your stay is the best it can be.  All rooms have tea/coffee-making facilities and flat-screen colour TVs.

Our rooms offer comfort and a high standard of cleanliness.  You're sure to enjoy any stay with us, whether you're here on business or for some fun. 

Each room offers you free access to Wi-Fi since we know you need some of the pleasures from back home. We know you'll enjoy your stay with us, we even guarantee it. 

We offer spacious rooms that are designed to fit anyone's budget and taste.

Our guesthouse is designed with you in mind. We've tailored each room, our hospitality and amenities to make your stay as enjoyable and relaxing as possible. We hope that our attention to detail and desire to pamper you shines through each and every moment of your stay. 

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Tel: 01389 603345

Quality spacious accommodation and a warm welcome awaits you at Albannach. A Victorian cottage built in 1870 situated within a mile of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. It is an ideal location from which to visit some of Scotland's main tourist attractions.

Traditional Scots hospitality is offered at this family run B&B and there is ample private parking available. The Albannach was awarded a four star rating by Visit Scotland in 2006 and has maintained that high standard since then.

There are four guest bedrooms including doubles, twin and family rooms. All double rooms have king size beds with memory foam mattresses. Every room is en-suite and has hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities, TV/ DVD players and iPod docking stations. Wifi is available free of charge throughout the house.

There is a small fully fitted kitchen available for guests use. The house is completely non-smoking for the comfort and safety of all our guests.

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Arbor Travel Lodge

Tel: 01389 756233

Welcome to Arbor Lodge in Balloch Arbor Lodge is an ideal bed and breakfast in Balloch to use as a base for spending some time in this beautiful area of Loch Lomond. Loch Lomond is only a few minutes walk from the bed and breakfast and also the Shopping Complex Loch Lomond Shores.

Harry, the owner has many years of experience in hospitality and will make sure your stay in pleasant and memorable.

All rooms are ensuite. Arbor Lodge has 4 letting rooms, 2 doubles, 1 twin & 1 family room all with bathrooms and tea making facilities, TV and free WIFI.

Free Parking. Off street free parking is provided and there is overnight storage for bicyles.

Location Arbor Lodge B & B is a great base to explore Loch Lomond and The Trossachs. The village of Balloch offers many choices of Pubs and Restaurants nearby and the Lomond Shore complex is open all year round.

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