Less than an hour away by car.
The Loch Katrine passenger steamers have been plying the loch since 1843 when the Paddle Steamer Gypsy was launched - prior to the this galleys were used on the loch.
The steamship Sir Walter Scott is the flagship and the jewel in the Loch Katrine's crown. With over 100 years of sailings to her name, this world famous steamship has captivated visitors for almost a century. Connecting every aspect of the Loch Katrine Experience,bringing together the best of adventure, relaxation and history – all in one experience.
Described by many as the 'Queen of Scottish Lochs' and 'Gateway to the Highlands', Loch Lomond measures 23 miles long and five miles wide, making it the single largest expanse of fresh water in Great Britain. Over 200 metres in depth, it's also Scotland’s third deepest Loch. But it's the wildlife, a mysterious floating island, stately homes, ruins - Loch Lomond has them all in abundance.
The Steamship Maid of the Loch is open to the public as an Historic Visitor Attraction. Built in 1953, Maid of the Loch is the last in a long line of paddle steamers on Loch Lomond, dating back to 1818. She is the last major paddle steamer built in Britain, and the last paddle steamer built for the railways.
Loch Etive meets the Firth of Lorn and the open sea at Connel. From here it stretches east to Taynuilt before dog-legging north east, ending after a journey of 17 miles from the sea at a ruined pier. Its northern end, and this pier, is accessible by car via a 14 mile drive down scenic Glen Etive on a minor road that starts at the head of Glen Coe.