Sunset Cruise on Loch Lomond, Scotland

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Scotland is famous for its Lochs and Loch Lomond arguably is - the- most popular tourist destination. There are so many ways to explore this area: by boat (cruise), by kayak, by foot, by cycle and of course by car, even by a plane! We will be discovering all the ways in all different seasons, because we're lucky to call this place home and we will be sharing our experiences, tips, and the advice of the best places and the means of travelling to them here on this blog, so don't forget to subscribe here to get the blog updates from us.

In this article, we want to tell you about the cruise that we took in July and loved it so much!

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Arrive to Balloch

Balloch is a small village located at the southerly point of the Loch Lomond. You can get here by direct train from central Glasgow and it only takes 40 min (Glasgow Queen Street/ Central Station). The cruise operates just across the station, but we suggest to plan your trip so you also visit a Balloch Castle Park and Loch Lomond Shores.

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Sweeney Cruise

The evening cruise is 75 minutes long and departs from Balloch at 7pm. One thing to note that this particular cruise is only operated during the July-August, so check the sunset times first. I'd say the chances are to see the actual sunset, given a good forecast for the day is only in the end of August. In July you'll get to see the golden hour, which is equally spectacular 

 The dramatic golden hour just before the sunset

The dramatic golden hour just before the sunset

 On a sunny day these are the best seats

On a sunny day these are the best seats

 It rained few times during the journey, luckily there is an enclosed room

It rained few times during the journey, luckily there is an enclosed room

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 Pavel is hiding from the wind and having a cup of tea

Pavel is hiding from the wind and having a cup of tea

 It was a typical Scottish summer evening with the few showers and sunny spots

It was a typical Scottish summer evening with the few showers and sunny spots

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 So much drama with the rain, clouds and the sun all at once

So much drama with the rain, clouds and the sun all at once

 There is so many Mansion Houses dotted around the Loch Lomomd

There is so many Mansion Houses dotted around the Loch Lomomd

 The Conic Hill

The Conic Hill