Encompassing 720 sq miles of beautiful land from mountains, lochs and ancient forests, to moorland, farmland and even a stunning coastline, this National Park is perfect for exploring the Central Highlands. Its central location means that by staying in a self-catering cottage here, you’re within an hour’s drive of both Glasgow and Edinburgh, with the stunning Cowal Peninsula to your west in Argyll.
As Scotland’s first National Park, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs is a region steeped in folklore, legend and history. Loch Lomond is the largest freshwater loch in Scotland, stretching 39km long with more than 30 islands to explore. Wildlife flourishes here, and you may spot the local red squirrel, capercalliie black grouse, or even golden eagle or osprey soaring overhead.
Walkers will certainly enjoy exploring the scenery, with many different glens to discover. A fairy tale glen named after ‘Puck’ from Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream - Puck’s Glen - really is as magical as it sounds, and is one of the most well-known.