We could simply say our Cashel campsite sits on the shores of Loch Lomond – but it does so much more than that.
Located in an idyllic spot on the east side of Loch Lomond, Cashel campsite offers stunning views across the tranquil waters, incorporating Luss to the west and the mountains that lay either side as well as the surrounding Queen Elizabeth Forest Park.

Cashel campsite embodies all that Scotland has become synonymous with: beautifully wild, diverse landscapes, highland views, forests and of course, Lochs.
And, as an open campsite, stay at Cashel and you’ll have unrivalled access to it all.

With direct access to Loch Lomond, campers can launch their boats straight from site or rent a boat nearby, and explore the loch's many islands. 

The West Highland Way passes the entrance to the site, whilst the 974 metre tall Ben Lomond stands in wait at less than two hours away. Even more walking opportunities are offered this side of the loch with the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park and Rowardennan Forest close by. Beyond that, you’re in the Trossachs, so your next challenge is never far away.

There are many attractions close to our Cashel campsite, including Go Country adventure park. Around a 40 minute drive away, Go Country offers a huge range of outdoor activities including cliff jumping, archery, kayaking, orienteering and clay pigeon shooting to name a few.

Everyone should experience Cashel at least once, but we think you will want to come back again and again. Book your camping holiday at Cashel today and you'll see why. 

Facilities available at Cashel Campsite, Loch Lomond

Dogs are more than welcome on site. Facilities include a shop, toilets, showers, a children’s play area, fishing spots, dishwashing, laundry facilities and more.

Directions to Cashel

From the South

  • Take the M8 to Glasgow and follow signs for Greenock.
  • Take junction 30 on to the M898 Erskin bridge, and follow signs for the A82 Dunbarton,Loch Lomand, Trossachs.
  • At the 4th roundabout (Balloch) follow the A811 for Stirling. At Drymen take the B837 to Balmaha Rowardennan. (Please take care as there is a very bad road surface and immediately after the harbour in Balmaha there is a very sharp right hand corner with a very steep uphill slope).
  • Cashel is situated on the left 3 miles after Balmaha (1 mile past Milarrochy bay).

From the North West


  • Take the A82 South from Crianlarich through Tarbut towards Alexandria.
  • At the roundabout take the A811 towards Stirling.
  • At Drymen take the B837 to Balmaha Rowardennan. (Please take care as there is a very bad road surface and immediately after the harbour in Balmaha there is a very sharp right hand corner with a very steep uphill slope).
  • Cashel is situated on the left 3 miles after Balmaha (1 mile past Milarrochy bay).

From the East and North East


  • Take the M9 to Stirling junction 10 and follow signs for the A811 Erskin Bridge into Drymen.
  • At Drymen take the B837 to Balmaha Rowardennan. (Please take care as there is a very bad road surface and immediately after the harbour in Balmaha there is a very sharp right hand corner with a very steep uphill slope).
  • Cashel is situated on the left 3 miles after Balmaha (1 mile past Milarrochy bay).

Public Transport at Cashel


Provider: SPT Bus
Website: www.spt.co.uk
Route number: 309
Your nearest stop: Balmaha
Estimated distance: 3.5 miles


Provider: Scotrail
Website: www.scotrail.com
Nearest station: Balloch
Estimated distance: 15 miles

Trains leave from Glasgow Queen Street Station to Balloch every half hour and the journey time is 30 minutes. Balloch is the end of the line.  

At Balloch change to the bus (309)

There is also a bus from Glasgow Buchanan Street to Drymen. 

Our Cashel campsite is set within a truly stunning area of Scotland – Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. With such a great location comes a whole host of outdoor activities and plenty more things to see and do.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:


hillhouse- featureHill House
Visit one of Scotland's National Trust buildings. Originally owned by Charles Rennie Mackintosh who was a Scottish architect, designer and artist.

8 Upper Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh, Argyll, G84 9AJ
Tel: 01436 673900
Free Admission for National Trust Scotland Members

Geilston Garden - featureGeilston Garden
A delightful garden, typical of the small country estates on the banks of the Clyde purchased by merchants and industrialists in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Geilston Garden, Main Road, Cardross, Dumbarton, G82 5HD
Free Admission for National Trust Scotland Members
Opening times: 1 Apr to 31 Oct, daily 9.30 - 17.00

Dumbarton Castle - FeatureDumbarton Castle
Visit the history of Dumbarton Castle, great for a family day out visiting one of Scotland's landmarks.

Castle Road, Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, G82 1JJ
Telephone: 01389 732 167

Mugdock Country ParkMugdock Country Park
Immerse yourself in history at Mugdock Country Park. Lots to offer for all ages, with play areas and orienteering experiences.

Mugdock Country Park, Craigallian Road, Nr. Milngavie, G62 8EL
Telephone: 0141 956 6100

Oak Tree InnThe Oak Tree Inn
Stop off at the Oak Tree Inn for a quick bite or a full meal on your adventure round the Loch.

Balmaha, Glasgow, Stirling, G63 0JQ
Telephone: 01360 870 357

Go COuntry - FeatureGo Country Adventure Park
There are lots of activities around the park, from fishing, orienteering, gorge walking, hill walking and much much more.

Telephone: 01877 387750 

Rowardennan HotelRowardennan Hotel Resturant
Visit Rowardennan Hotel that hosts two bars, beer garden and locally produced food.

Rowardennan Hotel, Rowardennan, G63 0AR
Telephone: 01360 870273

Loch KatrineLoch Katrine
Explore the beautiful landscapes along the Loch Katrine. From cruises to bicycle rides there are many ways to view the beautiful scenery of the Trossachs.

Trossachs Pier, Loch Katrine, Stirling, FK17 8HZ
Telephone: 01877 3763156

birds on perches at the loch lomond birds of prey centreBird of Prey Centre
Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre is located in the natural woodland. With purpose built housings, it is an ideal setting for nearly 40 Birds of Prey & Owls.

Ben Lomond Way, Balloch, West Dunbartonshire, G83 8QL

For Rainy Days

sting ray at sea lifeSea Life Aquarium
Explore an amazing underwater world and take a fascinating journey through 7 themed zones, including the Tropical Ocean Tunnel.

Loch Lomond Shores, Ben Lomond Way, Balloch,
West Dunbartonshire, G83 8QL

The-Buchanan-ArmsThe Buchanan Arms Hotel, Drymen
With fantastic leisure facilities, this hotel provides a great indoor get away with day passes to use the facilities available.  

Address: Buchanan Arms Hotel, 23 Main Street, Drymen, Glasgow, G630BQ
Tel: 01360660943


Glasgow-Science-CentreScience Centre, Glasgow
Three floors of awesome hands on science, exhibits to fascinate all ages and plenty of indoor adventures right in the heart of Glasgow!

Address: 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow, G51 1EA
Tel: 0141 420 5000


Prices From
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At a Glance

  • Toilets and showers available
  • 170 pitches
  • Hardstanding and electric hook up available
  • Pets welcome
  • West Highland Way passes the site entrance
  • Open 1st March - 29th October 2018
  • View our pricing guide and seasonal dates

Contact Details

Phone bookings: 024 7642 3008
Cashel Campsite, Loch Lomond Cashel Rowardennan, Glasgow G63 0AW
01360 870234

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Excellent campsite
Visited for 2 nights...had a lovely time. Excellent facilities...very clean showers and grounds well maintained. Check in was very straightforward. Shop staff were very helpful. Low in stick but only to be expected as near to the end of the season. Not overpriced. Would definitely come back again.
Unit Type: Tent
Excellent campsite
Firstly I would like to say that some of these reviews are a bit unfair. Some have had issues with the staff but proceeded to leave a bad overall review for the facilities and cleanliness of this site, to my mind this was just sheer spite. The is our second time on this site with a caravan, we only return to sites that we are happy with. The facilities and staff were 100%. The site itself is very relaxing with stunning views across the loch. Its a good base site if you are into walking or touring with a car. Great for boats and canoes too.
Unit Type: Caravan
Views perfect..pitch not
I just spent ages writing a well balanced review but its gone. Basic facts. Views are perfect site is not. Tent facilities were rubbish (for tents). The ground was rocky, rooty and haphazard. If you want a good tent pitch i would suggest paying for the electric hook up pitch. Tents were pitched much closer than the lower recommendation of 3 mtrs on the dumping ground for tents otherwise called the island! Campsite is truly focused on caravans and not for campers. Whilst on the subject there were clearly many perm caravans in some very nice prime spots unfortunately they looked unloved and very weathered. For tents the campsite just next to Cashel is better.
Unit Type: Tent
Beautiful views
The site is beautifully situated with the river and the Loch. Beautiful view across to the hills. Was a bit disappointed that in spite of booking I was not assigned a specific spot, was more a case of first come first served. Toilets and facilities lovely and clean, shop well stocked. Roads and grassy areas were like a bog though.
Unit Type: RV Motorhome
Good points: good toilet and shower facilities are good/ok Bad points: tents have limited spaces with very hard ground. Tents area was next to the bins and next to the road where any vehicle entering the site drives past. This meant it was noisy and not very scenic considering the beautiful landscape close by. This place was much more catered to vans and caravans. If you're in a tent and using this as a first stop on a road trip....keep going to some of the more remote places another hour or so away it's worth it!
Unit Type: Tent
Too many rules
The setting is beautiful but the site is let down by all the rules it has. For a family campsite it isn't child friendly, no ball games, no rope swings, no playing in river these are just a few of the rules. It's also let down by the main man running the site though we didn't have any direct rudeness from his we experienced him being very rude to other people. My son saw this too and ended up being scared of doing something wrong. The isn't the campsite it claims to be.
Unit Type: Caravan
Nice but cramped
Pitched tent early but people seem to cram down at the front to get the view of the loch. Not a lot of space for privacy and not left 3 metres between tent which is stated on the booking. Very disappointed as other sites people seem to abide by the rules and not cram in! Other than that nice enough place but has put me off coming back. Great shop and lovely helpful staff.
Unit Type: Tent
Had a nice stay got a site looking on to the loch but the down side is the road to the Cashel camp site is a disgrace (you need to lobby your MP to push for the council to improve the very busy road) and the road in the site needs to be resurfaced and the toilet/shower blocks need a face lift.
Unit Type: Caravan
We had a great time here. Arriving we were welcomed in reception which is in the well stocked shop. After being offered several pitches we found a perfect spot near the water. To then realise we had forgotten tent pegs we were releived to find some in the sites shop. I would definitely recommend staying here, we pre ordered a hot breakfast with croissants and toast which was so good. The toilets and showers were really clean. Only thing is that as expected in this area there are a lot of midges.
Unit Type: Tent
great site, smack bang on the loch and west highland, nice people, clean and friendly had a very good time here despite some very heavy rainfall, was fun to watch the weather coming over the loch from the west.
Unit Type: Caravan
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