A short drive of 20 minutes from Balloch, takes us to the scenic village of Luss located on the west bank of Loch Lomond. This small village was established in the 18th and 19th century and has a row of quaint cottages that you would walk through as you make your way to the loch shore. Luss, just off the highway is a convenient stop for tourist heading north towards the highland region. An allocation of half hour would suffice for some picturesque photos here.
A little bit of Luss.
No, you do not get a chance to park besides the residential cottages. Those are the resident’s vehicles.
Some of the lovely cottages in Luss. It’s located just on this short ‘un-named’ street leading to the shore of Loch Lomond.
The short street leading to Loch Lomond shore and pier.
Loch Lomond shore.
The pier at Luss for water activities.
On the pier looking towards the street and the lovely cottages.
Water activities available at the pier.
Loch Lomond Arms at the entrance of the street.
Loch Lomond Arms overlooking the hill.
B&B on the same street of the cottages.
Autumn leaves along the street.
Tree planted by villagers of Luss to commemorate the longest reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.
We checked-out of Ibis hotel early at 7:30 a.m. on the second day of our road-trip. As per itinerary, we will be ending our day at Fort Williams with a traveling distance of about 150 miles.Today will be the start of our Scottish Highlands exploration after visiting the town & village of Balloch & Luss, two convenient stops along the way.
Firstly we headed north to the town of Balloch. This is a small town at the foot of Loch Lomond. Arriving 45 minutes later, we proceeded to Loch Lomond pier to have a morning view of Loch Lomond. Here you’ll be able to see the ‘Maid of the Loch’, a paddle steamer built in 1953 moored at the pier. Aboard, the ‘Maid’ has tea room for tea, coffee, soft drinks as well as hot and cold snacks and home-baked cakes.
The Loch Lomond Steamship Co, who takes care of the ‘Maid’ to this day.
The ‘Maid’ as seen from the pier.
All of the 191 feet of the ‘Maid’ from across the ‘Loch Lomond Shores’, a small mall.
Morning view of Loch Lomond.
A peek through the trees into Loch Lomond.
Guide map of ‘Loch Lomond Shore’ comprising of a mall, aquarium, cafe, etc.
A bit of write-up on ‘Loch Lomond Shores’.
Walkway from the parking area to the mall. Autumn leaves evident.
Shops in the mall still closed as we arrived too early.
The building housing the aquarium.
Ticket booth for water activity at the Loch.
Jetty for the water activity with the ‘Maid’ on the other side of the bank. Tickets for the ‘Maid’ is at the pier.
We took a bit of time to drive around Balloch town to see it’s dwellings and the houses seems to be modern but a little smaller in size compared to houses back home. Hereafter, we left Balloch for the town of Luss a further 9 miles north.