A Stroll A Round Luss, Loch Lomond, Scotland

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Many years ago we visited the village of Luss on the shores of Loch Lomond, Scotland, but then it was a little run down and not really a great tourist attraction.  But how things have changed, from our visit in May 2916, we found that there is now a huge carpark outside of the village, we had just parked on the road in the village on our previous visit.  The village shop has now become very trendy and sells specialised gifts.  I think that all the cottages have been restored and the place has become picture postcard perfect.  Which is not a bad thing, but I have lived in a picture post card village and its not all its cracked up to be, its like living in a goldfish bowel, but you do have it mostly to yourselves in winter, so there is a perk to living somewhere perfect.

You can catch a boat to some of the lovely islands on the loch, but we really only had time to explore the church and the ‘Viking Hogback Stone’ which was my last post, the church will be the next.  We were on our way to catch a ferry to Isley and then on to Jura for the Whisky Festival, but we did have time to take a wander around the village, which is really lovely.  The photo of the information board gives you a little history of the village and hopefully the photos will do the rest.

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All round the village the hills in May were covered in bluebells, thousands of them.

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20 comments

  1. What a lovely little village in a wonderful location. I’ve never been to Scotland, but your articles are making it more and more appealing to me. Lovely photographs,as always. Happy and safe travels.

    1. Thank you, if you love Wales, you would love the west coast of Scotland, they are both beautiful countries. So I am very happy, that my photos might make you take a trip one day 🙂

  2. That’s a very charming town, Lynne! It’s obvious there are some folks there that are proud of their houses. Especially the one with all the garden ornaments. 🙂

    1. I’m not sure if you have them in the US Pat ‘Garden Gnomes’ some people have a thing about them and instead of one or two, they have a whole village of gnomes, including little houses, windmills, and the gnomes can be fishing, or wheeling wheel barrows etc. They are not to everyones taste, but they are fun to look at 🙂

      1. We do have them here though I haven’t seen a lot of them. And they were in Harry Potter. I don’t think J.K. Rowling likes them very much. 🙂

      2. Ha ha so you have the little darlings over there, they get everywhere. I can understand J.K. Rowling views on them, similar to my own 🙂 I think you have to do them on mass, like this garden, as a solitary gnome on their is a sad thing to behold 🙂

  3. I too once visited Luss and your article has bought back the memories. My dad and I pitched a tent on the shore and then he left me alone, fishing, whilst he drove back in to Glasgow to pick up my sister and her friend from a David Cassidy concert (circa 1974). I was 12 or 13yrs old. I remember catching a large plaice, which surprised me as Loch Lomond is fresh water. Apparently they became land-locked at the same time as the lake became separated from the sea and they evolved with the changing water. I wonder if there are any fresh water plaice left?

  4. On the bonnie, bonnie banks O Loch Lomond.
    These photos give me a glimpse of the purple hue that the song writer of Loch Lomond is writing about!

      1. Yes Bluebells have a strong smell when there are plenty if them, its a strange fragrance to describe, just a very spring like smell of lots of flowers, quite heavenly really 🙂

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