This past weekend was an exciting one, we did so many things I don’t even know where to begin in relaying it all! But I suppose telling you that we had the best weekend in Loch Lomond is a good start.
A few weeks ago, an invitation to enjoy a weekend in Glasgow, explore Loch Lomond and #packmorein landed in my inbox. Of course, I couldn’t decline such an exciting trip so on Friday, we got the train to Glasgow, and just after a few hours we found ourselves walking around the buzzing streets of the city. We started our weekend with a Walking Lunch Food Tour, followed by a visit to the Kelvingrove Museum and a de-li-ci-ous dinner at Table 11-more on this will come tomorrow. Next morning we got a tour around the famous School of Arts before jumping into the train to Balloch, towards our direction to Loch Lomond for our weekend in Loch Lomond!
The ScotRail service was quick and easy as breathing! Thirty minutes of stunning scenery and before we knew it, we reached our destination.
First thing we did upon our arrival to Balloch was to have lunch at The Woodbank Inn, a beautiful pub located a minute walk away the station, I was in serious need of a little time and food to relax. And oh my, did I find it! weekend in Loch Lomond
The Woodbank Inn is without doubt the most cosy pub in Balloch, the food was delicious and the stuff was very kind and smiley.
After this we met with our personal driver, John, who was a legend to say the least! Funny, full of stories and the sort of person that nothing seems too much trouble for him. He drove us to The Old School House, a four star bed and breakfast next to Loch Lomond. Our room was the prettiest ever, it was the kind of room I’d love to have in my own house one day-a girl can dream! weekend in Loch Lomond
After unpacking and settling in our rooms, we had a cup of tea before driving to the Glengoyne Distillery for a whisky and chocolate tour!
After a short presentation we were taken around the distillery for a tour, before entering a private room where we tasted a fifteen and a twenty-one years old whisky, along with chocolate pieces of various flavours. Sadly pictures were not allowed in the distillery but I managed to get a few from the rest of the premises and I am going to do a mini tour on the blog tomorrow.
Next on our itinerary was an unforgettable dining experience at the prominent Boathouse restaurant at Cameron House Hotel. When I tweeted that we are going to a trip around Loch Lomond everyone suggested we visit the Boathouse restaurant and I can now confirm that you were so, absolutely right. This restaurant is everything you have ever imagined and even more! We loved the setting and the atmosphere, as for the food, well like I said, it was truly unforgettable and I cannot wait for the next time we visit! weekend in Loch Lomond
Having had enough of deliciousness and cocktails we headed back to our bed, hoping to get some rest for our next bigh day around Loch Lomond….
*to be continued