With a rich, historic heritage, the captivating Loch Katrine is an attraction of breathtaking beauty. Characterised by sparkling waters that flow into the Loch from several streams, Katrine is a truly mesmerising waterway that’s incredibly atmospheric.
Loch Katrine is synonymous with some of Sir Walter Scott’s most famous poetic works, while boasting close ties with Scottish legend, Rob Roy MacGregor, the notorious outlaw. The Loch has close links to Queen Victoria, too with a Gothic Royal Cottage and jetty built at her command as part of an official visit and ceremony in October 1859.
Loch Katrine has attracted tourists for hundreds of years, capturing the imagination of generations. Sir Walter Scott’s vivid and vibrant descriptions of this stunning location drew Victorian visitors in their hordes.
Loch Katrine has an elegant vibe, characterised by the waterway’s rich history. You can explore the Loch’s heritage aboard classic steamships, the Sir Walter Scott or the Lady of the Lake. View Queen Victoria’s Royal Gothic Cottage, while appreciating the spectacular landscape around you.
Stepping aboard the flagship vessel, the world-famous Sir Walter Scott, immediately transports you back to a bygone era. The steamship has sailed the waters of Loch Katrine for nearly 120 years.
Meanwhile, named after one of Sir Walter Scott’s most beloved poems, the Lady of the Lake is a modern cruiser that features a heated saloon for incredible comfort and relaxation while sailing.
For the ultimate sailing adventure, try the 1 hour 45-minute tour, which departs Trossachs Pier and takes you on an unforgettable, awe-inspiring adventure. Glide through the waters, passing spectacular Trossachs landmarks, including Ben A’an, Ben Venue and Brenachoile. Immerse yourself in the history of the Loch and the Sir Walter Scott steamship.
Loch Katrine is surrounded by walkways that lead to some of the most magnificent landscapes on the planet. The region is characterised by incredible beauty, boasting fragrant forests bursting with vibrant colours and bustling with wildlife.
Take the Great Trossachs Forest Path to explore West Highland Way to the West, or the Rob Roy Way to the East. Bask in the beauty of gloriously gorgeous surroundings that will give you a sense of liberation, a real oneness with nature.
The Primrose Hill walk is a fantastic marked trail that runs right through the heart of the woods, high above Brenachoile. Behold amazing views of the glimmering waters of Loch Katrine from a near bird’s-eye view and look out over the towering mountains of Ben Lomond and the Arrochar Alps.
Other walks include a walk back from Stronie, which combines a sail and a saunter along the North Shore Road, where you will pass the ancient MacGregor graveyards. Meanwhile Ben A’an and Ben Venue walks give you incredible, 360o views of Loch Katrine, Loch Achray and surrounding mountains.
The Loch side cycle route is a mind-blowing way to experience the sheer magnitude of Loch Katrine’s beauty. With a number of tracks to take, saddle up and set off on a cycling adventure that you will never forget. Cycle hire is available at Katrine Wheelz, with hire prices starting from as little as £3 an hour for children and £6 an hour for adults.
Escape the hustle and bustle of life for a day and immerse yourself in the lush surroundings of Loch Katrine. Lose yourself in an edifying, uplifting experience that will satisfy the soul. Enjoy a piece of paradise during you Loch Lomond camping adventure.
Loch Katrine is accessible to those with reduced mobility, including all steamships. Baby changing facilities are available in designated toilet complexes and on board the Loch’s steamships. Dogs are also permitted on-site and aboard vessels, but must remain on leads at all times.
Tel: 01877 376315
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