The Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park
TwoStones is in The Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park embraces diverse landscapes from the high country of Breadalbane to the sea lochs of Argyll. The Highland Boundary Fault cuts through the Park, dividing the gentle Lowlands from the rugged terrain of the Highlands. The Park is divided into four distinct areas:Loch Lomond, The Argyll Forrest, The Trossachs and Breadalbane.
Mansfield Studios is a poetry studio and craft gallery in Arrochar showcasing superb quality ceramics, jewellery, photography, paintings, textiles and other traditional crafts.
Boat Trips & Cruises
Trips on the Loch can be taken from Tarbet pier 2km from Cruachan - this is a relaxing way to take in the scenery. Don't forget your camera!
Loch Lomond Seaplanes
Take a flight from Loch Lomond and take in some unparalleled views of Scotland with your flight returning over Arrochar and The Cobbler to Tarbet and back to Culag.
Take a tour of both the old prison and the new prison;hear about those who were lucky enough to escape from the jail and get to know the 4345 prisoners from their records.
Inveraray Castle is situated in the picturesque village of Inveraray on Loch Fyne. There are many quaint old shops including a Whisky shop and a Scottish Heather shop.
Luss (approx 8 miles)
Visit the picturesque lochside village of Luss. Take in the breathtaking views, enjoy the hospitality of the welcoming coffee shops and treat yourself to some souvenirs. Luss has its own Highland Games.
Helensburgh lies approximately 20 miles away and is the home of the famous Hill House by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Have a wander around the shops, enjoy and ice-cream and perhaps be lucky enough to see the Waverley paddle steamer on the Clyde.
Balloch Castle Country Park
The village of Balloch is about 20 miles South and whether you walk, cycle or drive, plenty of refreshment awaits. There are numerous cafes, restaurants and bars, some have evening entertainment including the Folk Festival in late July.
Loch Lomond Shores
Balloch has stunning views of Ben Lomond and the Loch from the southern tip along with a shopping mall, including Jenners. There is a great visitor centre with local information and activities with a woodland walk. Loch Lomond aquarium has recently opened at Drumkinnon Tower with many exhibits including otters and sharks. Car parking is free and small boats and cycles can be hired.
The Whisky Trail
For centuries whisky and the west coast of Scotland have been synonymous. Scotland's West Coast Whisky Trail –'The Whisky Coast' blends incredible Scottish scenery, the finest hotels, restaurants and visitor attractions with the best single malt whisky for a truly unforgettable holiday experience.
There are many golf courses nearby including The Loch Lomond Golf Club, the newly created Carrick, Cameron House, Helensburgh, Dumbarton and The Vale of Leven.
Helensburgh Golf Club is the closest - Contact:Mr Stark Tel:01436 675505
This is a popular pass time for tourists and residents alike. Loch Long, being a sea loch, offers a variety of catch ranging from Mackerel to Conger Eel! There are also several local rivers where fishing is permitted.
Fishing boats can be hired from Teighness in Arrochar village or form the camp site at Ardgarten.
Glasgow is around 40 miles away. There are plenty of car parks in the city centre where you will find every type of shop and designer outlet. There are many libraries and places of interest. There is also an open top bus tour. Glasgow is a great day out for all the family.
Edinburgh is about one and a half hours drive and has stunning architecture and the famous Edinburgh Castle. There are many great places to eat and things to see.
Stirling is just over an hour away and also features the famous Sterling Castle.
Inverness is a three hour drive. See the beautiful Loch Ness and catch a glimpse of the monster!
The areas of Arrochar and Tarbet is steeped in local history. Take a look at the Local Heritage group website. You will find hundreds of old photographs, documents and historical articles plus resident's memories. It's a wealth of information.