Balloch Castle Country Park

Balloch Castle Country Park

About Balloch Castle Country Park

Balloch Country Park Drymen Road, Balloch G83 8LX
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Balloch Castle Country Park is one of the finest public spaces in the West of Scotland with fantastic views over Loch Lomond and plenty of things to see and do.

Balloch Castle Country Park lies on the southeast shores of Loch Lomond, on the northern edge of Balloch, 20 miles north of Glasgow .The park itself comprises 200 acres of semi-natural and ornamental woodland, open parkland, formal gardens, meadow, play parks and shoreline. It is located directly on the south-east shores of Loch Lomond, on the northern edge of Balloch.

The park is quintessentially a 19th century private estate, developed as a park at the beginning of the 20th century. Its design and layout has remained largely unaltered since 1800, at the time the current castle was built. In the park you can explore the Fairy Glen, Chinese Garden, Pleasure Grounds, Quarry Pond, Kitchen Garden, Secret Garden, Woodlands and Parklands. There is also a loch-side kiosk serving hot and cold snacks and refreshments from Easter to September.

The park plays host to the Loch Lomond Highland Games every July, and has been the venue for major concerts including REM, Oasis, and Runrig.

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Kelvingrove Bandstand Family Festival
Glasgow Life will throw open the doors of the beautiful Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre for a fantastic three week FREE programme of children and family events over the Summer!
Summer Nights at the Bandstand
The Summer Nights at the Bandstand festival returns to Kelvingrove Park in July and August and includes performances from Van Morrison, Bryan Ferry, Pretenders and Jimmy Cliff!
Brick Wonders
Historic Environment Scotland presents Brick Wonders at Glasgow Cathedral featuring recreations in LEGO® bricks of amazing sights from around the world, curated by artist Warren Elsmore!
A Magical Summer at GoMA - Free family drop in workshops
GoMA are holding FREE family workshops with a supernatural theme as part of their magical summer programme!
Free Family Swimming
From Monday 2nd July to Tuesday 14th August, the whole family can swim for FREE at Glasgow Club pools across the city!

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