One of most iconic and beautiful places is Loch Lomond. The loch lies in the heart of the Trossachs National Park, surrounded by small charming villages, countryside and rolling hills. With so much to see, it’s the perfect place for a coach excursion.
The loch at a depth of 190m and a shoreline of 153 km diameter, also the biggest expense of water in the UK, there is plenty to explore. Within the loch there are several small islands which can be reached via cruises on the loch and the Waterbus ferry services.
13km-long situated in the heart of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Loch Katrine has supplied the city of Glasgow with fresh water for over 150 years.
Loch Katrine the name comes from the Gaelic Cateran translating to Highland robber, one of the most famous been Rob Roy MacGregor who was born on the northern shores of the loch.
Many writers have inspired by the loch such as Sir Walter Scott who wrote his famous poem “Lady of the Lake” and Samuel Coleridge and William Wordsworth.
In 1869 Queen Victoria famously sailed up the loch, in the steps of royalty today you can repeat the journey on the historic steamship, Sir Water Scott. The steamship was Launched in 1899 and still carries passengers from the Trossachs Pier up and down the loch.
The ancient capital of Scotland for five centuries, was the City’ of Perth which is now the newest city in the region. Busy and elegantly situated in the east of Scotland on the banks of the River Tay, this cosmopolitan city is like a gem that keeps on sparkling after each visit. Elegant Georgian townhouses nestle between two sprawling public parks, with cobbled streets and medieval spires, Perth boasts an array of monuments, outstanding art galleries and museums that you can explore, as well as being able to wander the streets and absorb the historic atmosphere.