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SCOTLAND LOCH LOMOND To find out more visit saga.co.uk/uk Lovely Loch Lomond Take time to explore Loch Lomond, one of the most stunning natural beauty spots in the UK, on this five-night getaway 5 nights from 449 HALF BOARD l NEW l l l l All breakfasts and dinners Three-day roamer ticket on the Loch Lomond Waterbus A locally-sourced picnic Porterage in your hotel Cancellation rights Excursions Walking tour of Loch Lomond with seafood tasting (half day) l Small Group Option Available The Loch Lomond Arms Hotel QQQQ The Loch Lomond Arms Hotel dates back to the 17th Century when it welcomed travellers as a coaching inn. The locally rated 4-star hotel has a stunning location on Loch Lomond, while also offering the best of modern comforts. Each of the 14 bedrooms is unique but they all have a flat-screen television, telephone, hairdryer and tea and coffee-making facilities with shortbread included. Stretch your legs around Loch Lomond The Parish Church in Luss Loch Lomond Loch Lomond is one of the UK's most beautiful and iconic places. You will stay in the locally rated 4-star Loch Lomond Arms, an award-winning country pub with bedrooms in the charming village of Luss. You can look forward to an included walking tour of the village and the surrounding area, learning more about the history of the village and the Loch. The biggest lake in Britain lies in the heart of the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, which is packed with charming villages and rolling countryside which you can explore at your leisure during your holiday. Discover too the heritage of Luss Smokehouse, The Clan history and museum, Luss Pier with views of the Loch and mighty Ben Lomond as well as the chance to enjoy tasting some local seafood and numerous activities. An included Waterbus ticket allows you to enjoy relaxing journeys around the loch and time onshore to cycle, walk or spot wildlife. The area is a haven for nature with eagles, hawks and peregrine falcons among more than 200 species of birds that call the area home. On the islands and on the shores there are wild deer, pine martins and wild cats while the water itself is home to more species of fish than any in the UK, all living under the watchful gaze of the looming Ben Lomond, which stands 3,195 feet tall. You might get a surprise when you pass Inchconnachan, a colony of wallabies has been hopping around the island for more than 70 years. Your hotel will provide you with a picnic lunch on a day of your choosing so you can enjoy some alfresco dining amid the stunning scenery, which feels remote until you realise it's just a 45 minute drive from Glasgow and only 78 miles from Edinburgh. Train services link both cities to the park too. The history of Loch Lomond With nearly 100 miles of shoreline, Loch Lomond is the largest fresh water lake in the British Isles, measuring 24 miles long, 5 miles wide in places and up to 600 feet deep. There are 38 islands on the loch, and people have been living on them for at least 7,000 years. Archaeologists have unearthed evidence of inhabitants dating back to around 5,000 BC on Inchlonaig while Inchgalbraith, is believed to have been created artificially around 2000 years later as a sort of holiday island for visiting families from across Scotland and Ireland in that era. On the eastern shore, iron age settlements are clearly visible at Strathcashel Point and there are numerous other hilltop forts scattered around the loch, each more than 1000 years old. In addition to the ash, rowan, oak, beech and sycamore trees which surround it, the loch is also home to nearly a quarter of Britain's wild plant population. Prices from: Apr 7, 2019 May 19 Jun 9 Sep 29 5 nights 449 479 489 469 Lovely Loch Lomond - Loch Lomond Arms Hotel. Holiday code: TB104. All prices are s per person based on two people sharing, including savings as advertised and are subject to availability. Single rooms: (supplement per person, per night); 54, subject to availability. 34 Please quote UG337 Questions on an existing booking? Call FREE on 0800 056 5115 or visit saga.co.uk/managemybooking