Balloch Castle Country Park

By yon bonnie banks an’ by yon bonnie braes
Whaur the sun shines bright on Loch Lomond

Balloch Castle Country Park

Balloch Castle Country Park

Balloch Castle Country Park, situated in Loch Lomond is a stunning attraction for a doggie day out.

Balloch Castle Country Park

Balloch Castle Country Park

The 19th century castle and gardens, built by John Buchannan in 1808, was officially recognised as a country park in 1980.
The castle now dies derelict, but still makes for beautiful viewing for historian enthusiasts.
There are many derelict buildings on the grounds which have fallen into ruin such as the gameskeepers house and the gatehouses, which are popular sites for having a nosey around.

The castle is surrounded by 200 acres of unspoilt woodland, nature trails, walled gardens and guided walks, making it the perfect destination for outdoorsy types. Screen Shot 2013-04-26 at 06.57.01

The park provides panoramic views of the stunning scenery Loch Lomond has to to offer. The backdrop of the rolling hills are sights that people travel to Scotland for, just to see.

There are quiet benches, and picnic tables dotted in idyllic spots around the grounds. If you want to bring a packed lunch that your doggy friend can enjoy to, then head to the picnic benches at the water’s edge for some some grub and a well deserved rest.

An excellent place for wildlife watching, the nature trails and surrounding woodland makes perfect walkies for you dog. Trust us, they will have the perfect doggy day out!

TIP: Bring treats for your pooch!

Balloch Castle Country Park

Balloch Castle Country Park

Our rating

BONES 5

 

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