A luxurious day at Loch Lomond, Scotland

Scotland is one of those places where, with the right weather, it’s jaw-droppingly beautiful. You can’t believe you’re just a few hours from home (if you live in the UK that is)  and I had the overwhelming feeling the whole of Scotland has been keeping this incredible secret from me.

Why did they not tell me this place was so gorgeous, those sneaky Scots!

Last Friday I took the train up to Glasgow. I checked into Hotel Indigo, which is really lovely and just a short walk from the station, and at 3pm I met some fellow bloggers, a journalist, a lovely guy from Visit Scotland and the fabulously knowledgeable Susan, a tour guide from Eyes on Scotland.

We piled into Susan’s car and took the short journey from Glasgow to Loch Lomond. The drive took about 40 minutes but I’m sure we drove through some kind of amazing vortex along the way because all of a sudden we were in one of the most beautiful areas I’ve ever seen in the UK.

Welcome to Loch Lomond…

Loch Lomond Scotland


Fancy a paddle? This happy little pooch didn’t get out of the water for hours.

Swans at Loch Lomond in Scotland

Sea plane

Loch Lomond wild flowers

Boats on Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond Plane

Champagne Cruise on the Celtic Warrior

What better way to see the loch than with a champagne cruise? I have to admit, I felt like a real celeb right about now.

Yacht on loch lomond

Driving a boat on Loch Lomond

Cameron House


Cameron House looking gorgeous from a distance.

Jet skiiers on Loch Lomond

Jet skiers playing in our wake.

Modern kilt

Calum from Visit Scotland looking good in his modern kilt. It’s like a traditional kilt but made from tweed.

The Travel Hack at Loch Lomond

I could get used to this…

The Travel Hack Loch Lomond

As long as I don’t need to park it I’m fine.

Whisky tasting at Cameron House

You can’t visit Scotland without trying a few of the local specialties.

Cameron House is a five-star resort filled with modern Scottish design and luxury.

Cameron House scotland

The Travel Hack at Cameron House

whiskey tasting

Whiskey Tasting cameron house

Whisky Tasting in Cameron House scotland

Dinner at Martin Wisharts at Cameron House

Martin Wishart is an internationally acclaimed Scottish chef and his restaurant within Cameron House is considered to be one of the best dining experiences in Scotland.

I knew I was in for a treat at this Michelin Starred restaurant but I had no idea it would be this good.

We opted for the six course tasting menu which got better and better with each course.

Restaurant cameron house

6 course tasting menu at Martin Wisharts.jpgMassive thanks to Visit Scotland and People Make Glasgow for making this fabulous trip possible. I was in Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games so I’ll be blogging about that this week too!



Monica is the founder and editor of The Travel Hack. She began the blog in 2009 when she left the UK to travel around Asia and Australia for two years. She's now a full time blogger and has travelled around the world in search of affordable luxury travel experiences.Monica lives in Wales with her growing family and now also blogs about travelling with young children!

SHOWHIDE Comments (12)
  1. Loch Lomond is a nice place, somewhere I need to visit more often. I’m from just north of Edinburgh and would have to say some of my favourite places in Scotland are on the west coast. Glencoe is an amazing drive and you can’t beat a coffee and cake at the ski centre, Fort William has the awesome Mountain Bike World Cup, and all the great beaches up that way – I love Morar Beach!

  2. Such an amazing place! I would love to visit Scotland 🙂 I’m hoping to go travelling next year in the summer and as it’s my first time I’m looking for places nearer to home which is why I’m checking out some travel blogs! I’m sure I can get loads of ideas from your blog 🙂

    Yazmin xx

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