Scottish Castles Photo Library
- Balloch Castle, Loch Lomond

Balloch Castle

The country park at Balloch, at the southern end of Loch Lomond, has a visitor centre in Balloch Castle. This is a modern version, built in 1808. The original castle which had been built in 1238 by the Earls of Lennox (before they built a more secure stronghold on Inchmurrin Island on the loch). There is now only a mound and a depression which used to form the moat surviving from the original castle.

The country park itself is 200 acres of woodland, parkland and ornamental gardens with pathways which go down to the shores of Loch Lomond. There are lots of corners for quiet picnics and the visitor centre has a small exhibition on the plants and animals which can be seen in the area. The park is particularly attractive in the spring when the large numbers of rhododendrons and azaleas are in bloom.

See also Places to Visit - Balloch Castle for more information and illustrations.

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