Local Visitor Attractions

Auchentoshan Distillery & Visitors Centre

The Distillery and Visitors Centre is 20 minutes from Glasgow and is one of five remaining lowland distilleries.


Auchentoshan bottles

Balloch Castle and Country Park

On the banks of Loch Lomond lies one of Scotland's best loved gardens which plays host to stunning scenery, landscape and a gothic style mansion. Now it's a Country Park for everyone to enjoy. Explore the paths through the gardens, woods and meadow. Balloch Castle Country Park

Balloch Castle

BBC Scotland, Dumbarton Studios

The Studios have been home to the set of weekly drama River City since 2002. They are also regularly used for filming major BBC dramas including Garrow's Law and The Deep. The site was formerly a whisky bottling plant and now plays home to the full-scale replica sandstone tenements of 'Montego Street'. BBC Tours

River City Front

Cameron House

A magnificent baronial mansion surrounded by 100 acres of woodland, Cameron House on Loch Lomond, blends traditional Scottish influences with sumptuous contemporary decor to offer guests a memorable stay in the finest surroundings. Cameron House

Cameron House

Clyde Shopping Centre

Over 100 of your favourite retailers all under one roof including Empire Cinema and restaurants. Clyde Shopping Centre

Clyde Shopping Centre

Clydebank Museum

Situated in the Clydebank Town Hall and exhibits the rich heritage of Clydebank including Shipbuilding, Singers and the Clydebank Blitz. Clydebank Museum

Clydebank Town Hall

Dumbarton Castle

Situated on a volcanic rock overlooking the Firth of Clyde, Dumbarton Castle was an important royal refuge, sheltering both David II and Mary Queen of Scots. The Castle gives magnificent views over the firth. Dumbarton Castle

Dumbarton Castle

Explore our countryside

Just 30 minutes from Glasgow but a million miles from the urban jungle, West Dunbartonshire has stunning natural scenery and woodland areas to enjoy. 

Explore our countryside

4 people riding bikes in the country

Great Western Golf

72-bay all weather driving range and a premier golf academy with five PGA professionals. A golf store and coffee club restaurant. greatwesterngolf.co.uk

Flood lit driving range

Leisure Centres

Excellent facilities and activities for all ages including leisure pools, wave machine (Play Drome & Meadow Centre), badminton courts and fitness suites. Leisure Centres

swimming pool

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park offers everyone the chance to explore and enjoy. This includes low level and hill walking, cycling, boating, golf, wildlife watching and for the more adventurous, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing and mountain biking. www.lochlomond-trossachs.org

2 walkers looking at a map in the park

Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium

Uncover the wonder of Loch Lomond, the sensations of the Atlantic and the treasures of the Pacific at Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium. www.visitsealife.com/loch-lomond

Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium - shark swimming over glass tunnel

Loch Lomond Shores

Loch Lomond Shores is a principal gateway to Scotland's first National Park. It is Scotland's most spectacular visitor destination combining the beautiful environment with an outstanding mixture of shopping and leisure experiences. Loch Lomond Shores overlooks the majesty of Loch Lomond at Balloch. lochlomondshores.com

Loch Lomond Shores

Maid of the Loch

The Maid of the Loch is situated in the wonderful setting of spectacular Loch Lomond and is moored at Balloch Pier. The Maid is open as a Restaurant/cafe/bar/visitor attraction and as a totally unique venue for events and functions. www.maidoftheloch.org

PS Maid of the Loch

Scotkart Indoor Karting & Lazer Planet

Experience all the thrills of competitive motorsport on Scotland's largest indoor kart track. www.scotkart.co.uk

Scotkart Indoor Karting & Lazer Planet - kart going around the indoor track

Scottish Maritime Museum - Denny Tank

A visit to Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank is an opportunity to step back into the world of Victorian ship designer. Built in 1882 it retains many original features including the fully restored testing tank that is as long as a football pitch. Dumbarton Museum - Scottish Maritime Museum

Scottish Maritime Museum - Denny Tank

Sweeney's Cruises

Scottish Tourist Board 4-star tours on Loch Lomond. Whether its a relaxing cruise you're after or a fun night out with a difference, Sweeney's Cruises caters for all. www.sweeneyscruiseco.com

Sweeney's Cruises - Sliver Dolphin cruiser sailing past Cameron House

The Saltings Local Nature Reserve

The Saltings, near Old Kilpatrick, is West Dunbartonshire's only nature reserve and offers a path network and guide to history and wildlife in the area. The Saltings Local Nature Reserve

The Saltings sign at the entrance

(credit to Clyde Waterfront McAteer Photograph)