On the southern shores of the famous Loch Lomond you will find the enchanting village of Balloch. The name ‘Balloch’ which is derived from the gaelic for ‘bealach’ meaning mountain pass. It’s an important and historic town which acts as a touristy hub for the area, catering for visitors with plenty accommodation, cafes, bars and restaurants. It also has its own railway station with trains available from Glasgow, Oban and Fort William which makes it a fantastic getaway from the city, once off the train make sure you pop into the Visit Scotland iCentre which is just opposite the railway station for some advice and tips. It’s well known as a gateway for boats entering Loch Lomond, and has a pier where you are able to take out boats to tour the loch.