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Balloch Castle Country Park

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Great relaxing visit.

Although the weather was damp and cool, it was still a great place to just wander and and enjoy the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
John A
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Daytona Beach, Florida
Lovely Walk

Lovely walk through the grounds. Signposted so easy to follow . Takes in both the castle and Loch... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LSJFB18
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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Balloch, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G83 8LX, Scotland
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We visited the park whilst staying at Cameron house lodges. It's a short walk, around 30 minutes from the Cameron house estate. Sadly the old house/castle is now closed, but the grounds and play areas are excellent. Something for all ages to enjoy. There is...More

13  Thank GGGang
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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

We had high hopes for here. I’m certain on a quiet day it’s fine but the day we visited was just awful. Police presence was high due to undesirable behaviour (high volumes of adult groups getting drunk and then jumping into the loch etc...) people...More

3  Thank MrsDLH
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Reviewed yesterday

Although the weather was damp and cool, it was still a great place to just wander and and enjoy the outdoors and nature. Loads of fun to just stroll and feel alive.

Thank John A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely walk through the grounds. Signposted so easy to follow . Takes in both the castle and Loch Lomond. Views are great and it was fantastic to see how much our Westie loved it.

Thank LSJFB18
Reviewed 1 week ago

Balloch Castle Country Park is nestled inside the Trossachs National park and nestled alongside Loch Lomond. The park is easy to walk around with the paths very well maintained. The walled garden we found to be quite a beautifully respectful and sombre place as a...More

1  Thank Fishnstitch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We added this to our list of stops cause the wood carvings looked interesting. I was a bit disappointed to find out that they were scattered all throughout the park, it wasn’t just one trail they were on. So we only got to see a...More

Thank Kathryn F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a lovely dry and warm October day we walked around the grounds of Balloch Castle, the area is well maintained, especially the walled gardens. Very peaceful place to sit . It was a warm sunny day and the area was busy with family's, dog...More

1  Thank Bruce1964
Reviewed 10 October 2018

It's a very picturesque park, well worth visiting. The castle not that much (we couldn't enter it, and it actually looked like it's slowly turning to ruin), but the surroundings were beautiful - well-kept garden, huge trees and beautiful view of the lake.

Thank Aga_podrozuje
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Former private estate now freely open to everyone. Gardens, Balloch 'castle' (more of a house), trails, and acres of trees and parkland, all bounded on its western by River Leven and Loch Lomond. Spectacular views guaranteed. Ideal for a gentle stroll, jogging, picnics.

Thank Lenin P
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We were hiking the John Muir Way and the route took us through this free park - beautiful! There is a food kiosk by the water with restrooms. A fun way to spend an afternoon!

Thank TennismumCA
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

My partner and I take our dog here regularly. It's secure and spacious enough that even when busy it doesn't feel it. You can walk down to Loch Lomond and in the summer we've been known to paddle and even swim when warm enough. There...More

Thank daniellebI4143WK
Reviewed 17 September 2018

one of my fave places to go in summer,perfect for a picnic,little beach at bottom of hill,wee shop and toilets. park is great for kids too.

Thank Hyacinth B
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kerrynbilly
9 September 2018|
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Response from Bryno | Reviewed this property |
No, the café is not open while renovations are ongoing, and it looks like it could take while!
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Dušan K
7 May 2018|
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Response from ering739 | Reviewed this property |
Possibly Buchanan St Bus Station. However the train is the best option.journey wise. It only takes about 50 minutes from Glasgow. The Balloch Station is the end of the line and the park is a short walk along the village.
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Chirsty06
7 April 2018|
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Response from og84 | Reviewed this property |
See previous responses....signage in the park is relatively spartan, you may find it difficult to know for sure whether or not you are on the right trail until you have been on it (or another one) for awhile.
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