10 Most Scenic Lakes in Scotland

10 Most Scenic Lakes in Scotland

Category : Europe , Scotland

They’re rugged, scenic and starkly beautiful. Some have legendary monsters swimming in them. And they’re everywhere. There are more than 31,000 lochs or lakes in Scotland in a variety of sizes. The lochs provide good fishing for anglers and great opportunities for hikers, not to mention an endless array of photo ops.

10. Loch Trool

Loch Trool

 

Located in Galloway Forest Park, Loch Trool is considered one of the most scenic lochs in southwestern Scotland. It’s said to be the darkest place in the United Kingdom at night. Close by is the highest peak in southern Scotland. Robert the Bruce fought the English on the shores of the loch in 1307; this battle is commemorated with Bruce’s Stone. The loch is popular with hikers, with a 9-km (5.5-mile) walk around the perimeter. The walk is strenuous, but can be done in about three hours.

9. Loch Morar

Loch Morar

 

Loch Morar, located in the Highlands, is the deepest freshwater lake in the British Isles, reaching depths of more than 300 meters (1,000 feet). One of the shortest rivers, the River Morar, in the British Isles is at the western end. The north shore is home to Swordland Lodge, which was a special ops training school during World War II. The lake also has its own monster, Morag who may be either a mermaid or a grim reaper.

8. Loch Arklet

Loch Arklet

 

Loch Arklet is a pretty, small loch located between lochs Katrine and Lomond; though the path is sometimes steep you can walk to Loch Lomond from Loch Arklet. The lake is popular with fishermen. Fishing for brown trout is permitted only from a non-gasoline powered boat since the lake is part of a public water supply. Loch Arklet is a good place to see osprey and wild goats, among other wildlife. The loch is located in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

7. Loch Tummel

Loch Tummel

 

Loch Tummel is popular with anglers who are after lake trout. But it’s just as popular with visitors who come to enjoy the views, considered the best in Scotland. The best views of the Scottish countryside in Perthshire can be found at Queens View, made famous by Queen Victoria, though the view may have been originally named for Queen Isabel, first wife of Robert the Bruce. The loch is one of Perthshire’s most popular attractions.

6. Loch Shiel

Loch Shiel

 

Fans of Harry Potter may recognize Loch Shiel: it’s the fictional Black Lake near Hogwarts. The loch also was featured in The Highlander movies. The starkly, beautiful rugged lake is mountains at one end, bogs at the other, and is steeped in history. There’s a ruined chapel, a battlefield site where the Scots defeated the Norse in 1140, and it’s where Bonnie Prince Charlie was rowed the length of the lake so he could plant his standard at Glenfinnan in 1745.

5. Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond

 

The bonnie banks of Loch Lomond are famous for being the place where true lovers parted, never to meet again, at least according to the traditional Scottish folk song. Straddling the boundary between the Highlands and Lowlands, the 39-km (24-mile) long lake is the longest inland stretch of surface water in Britain and it home to the largest island, Inchmurrin, in the British Isles. Loch Lomond is one of Scotland’s most popular lakes with water sports enthusiasts.

4. Loch Katrine

Loch Katrine

 

Fans of Sir Walter Scott’s novels may enjoy a visit to Loch Katrine since it is the setting for The Lady of the Lake. The loch’s name is derived from a Gaelic word meaning cattle thief. Chief among them was Rob Roy MacGregor who was born at the end of the 18-km (11-mile) lake in the Highlands. The Stirling district’s Loch Katrine is a popular tourist destination, especially for day-trippin’ Glasgow residents who get their water supply from it.

3. Loch Maree

Loch Maree

 

Loch Maree, which is punctuated with five large and 60 small islands, is considered one of the most beautiful lakes in Scotland. Located in the northern Highlands, the lake also has its own legendary monster, the muc-shelich, which may be only a large eel. The Isle Maree has a chapel, graveyard, remains of a 7th century monastery, and stands of oak and holly that have been linked to the Druids. Soaking in the lake was one believed to be a cure for mental illness.

2. Loch Awe

Loch Awe

 

Famous for its trout fishing, Lake Awe is the third largest freshwater lake in Scotland. It is also the longest. The lake has several islands in it; some have remains of ancient castles on them. This includes Kilchum Castle, which is the most photographed castle in Scotland. Nearby is the village named for it, Lochawe. The Argyll district lake is the first one in the Three Lakes Challenge for relay swimmers; the other lakes are in England and Wales.

1. Loch Ness

#1 of Lakes In Scotland

 

If you’re lucky, you just might catch a glimpse of Nessie, the legendary monster said to inhabit Loch Ness. If you’re not, perhaps because of poor water visibility due to high peat content, you can always hear about sightings from Inverness residents. Loch Ness is the second deepest lake in Scotland, giving Nessie lots of places to hide. For sure, though, you can see Urquhart Castle on the western shore and lighthouses at Lochend and Fort Augustus.

Cheap Flights to Edinburgh

Origin Departure date Return date Find Ticket

Budapest

07.07.2020

14.07.2020

Tickets from 29

Warsaw

25.08.2020

08.09.2020

Tickets from 43

Hamburg

04.07.2020

11.07.2020

Tickets from 51

Toulouse

24.08.2020

31.08.2020

Tickets from 51

London

26.08.2020

31.08.2020

Tickets from 53

Eindhoven

04.10.2020

11.10.2020

Tickets from 54

Vienna

17.07.2020

22.07.2020

Tickets from 57

Milan

04.08.2020

11.08.2020

Tickets from 63

Paris

24.08.2020

31.08.2020

Tickets from 69

Birmingham

07.08.2020

10.08.2020

Tickets from 70

Berlin

03.08.2020

14.08.2020

Tickets from 76

Amsterdam

06.10.2020

03.02.2021

Tickets from 80

Tallinn

29.07.2020

02.08.2020

Tickets from 80

Palma de Mallorca

12.09.2020

14.09.2020

Tickets from 84

Barcelona

09.08.2020

16.08.2020

Tickets from 87

Copenhagen

25.09.2020

28.09.2020

Tickets from 87

Athens

08.08.2020

11.08.2020

Tickets from 89

Dublin

05.04.2021

20.04.2021

Tickets from 89

Alicante

27.11.2020

29.11.2020

Tickets from 90

Bucharest

20.08.2020

27.08.2020

Tickets from 90

Geneva

05.10.2020

11.10.2020

Tickets from 91

Nantes

31.07.2020

12.08.2020

Tickets from 91

Kiev

20.07.2020

23.07.2020

Tickets from 91

Rome

29.07.2020

02.08.2020

Tickets from 92

Stockholm

25.09.2020

28.09.2020

Tickets from 94

Dusseldorf

09.07.2020

16.07.2020

Tickets from 95

Prague

07.10.2020

10.10.2020

Tickets from 98

Tirgu Mures

14.08.2020

21.08.2020

Tickets from 99

Katowice

07.07.2020

11.07.2020

Tickets from 100

Bologna

07.07.2020

17.07.2020

Tickets from 101

Moscow

28.08.2020

04.09.2020

Tickets from 105

Tirana

17.07.2020

24.07.2020

Tickets from 109

Bordeaux

07.09.2020

12.09.2020

Tickets from 110

Manchester

03.07.2020

17.07.2020

Tickets from 112

Frankfurt

10.07.2020

15.07.2020

Tickets from 112

Chisinau

02.08.2020

09.08.2020

Tickets from 117

Belfast

09.07.2020

10.07.2020

Tickets from 118

Kutaisi

02.11.2020

15.11.2020

Tickets from 120

Memmingen

09.07.2020

16.07.2020

Tickets from 121

Gothenburg

24.09.2020

28.09.2020

Tickets from 124

Heraklion

16.07.2020

23.07.2020

Tickets from 126

Lisbon

14.12.2020

21.12.2020

Tickets from 127

Cologne

30.07.2020

10.08.2020

Tickets from 128

Saint Petersburg

09.09.2020

16.09.2020

Tickets from 130

Tel Aviv-Yafo

19.08.2020

26.08.2020

Tickets from 130

Sofia

19.07.2020

26.07.2020

Tickets from 131

Kharkiv

10.07.2020

14.07.2020

Tickets from 131

Luxembourg

11.09.2020

23.12.2020

Tickets from 132

Varna

28.07.2020

21.08.2020

Tickets from 134

Reykjavik

30.07.2020

04.08.2020

Tickets from 135

Marseille

02.08.2020

06.08.2020

Tickets from 137

Lyon

01.08.2020

15.08.2020

Tickets from 138

Bremen

09.07.2020

16.07.2020

Tickets from 138

Belgrade

27.09.2020

27.10.2020

Tickets from 142

Catania

10.08.2020

17.08.2020

Tickets from 143

Dortmund

21.07.2020

25.07.2020

Tickets from 144

Larnaca

21.07.2020

04.08.2020

Tickets from 145

Malaga

20.07.2020

25.08.2020

Tickets from 150

Shannon

13.08.2020

17.08.2020

Tickets from 150

Cardiff

05.12.2020

08.12.2020

Tickets from 155

Kaunas

14.07.2020

18.07.2020

Tickets from 156

Riga

20.07.2020

24.07.2020

Tickets from 159

Växjö

25.09.2020

28.09.2020

Tickets from 173

Tbilisi

04.11.2020

16.11.2020

Tickets from 174

Vilnius

28.12.2020

30.12.2020

Tickets from 178

Exeter

09.09.2020

12.09.2020

Tickets from 181

Zagreb

01.10.2020

03.10.2020

Tickets from 183

Gibraltar

16.03.2021

20.03.2021

Tickets from 186

Malmo

25.09.2020

28.09.2020

Tickets from 191

Ibiza

19.06.2021

20.06.2021

Tickets from 191

Istanbul

25.07.2020

30.07.2020

Tickets from 193

Munich

28.08.2020

28.08.2020

Tickets from 198

Doncaster

03.08.2020

05.08.2020

Tickets from 215

Ufa

07.10.2020

13.10.2020

Tickets from 235

Lille

03.07.2020

17.07.2020

Tickets from 235

Chelyabinsk

30.10.2020

09.11.2020

Tickets from 247

Ekaterinburg

20.08.2020

28.08.2020

Tickets from 259

Perm

24.08.2020

31.08.2020

Tickets from 266

Kazan

16.09.2020

30.09.2020

Tickets from 267

Krasnodar

01.09.2020

06.09.2020

Tickets from 274

Simferopol

07.09.2020

13.09.2020

Tickets from 275

Minsk

08.07.2020

15.07.2020

Tickets from 286

Nizhniy Novgorod

19.09.2020

28.09.2020

Tickets from 287

Karlsruhe

09.07.2020

16.07.2020

Tickets from 304

Kursk

12.08.2020

19.08.2020

Tickets from 335

Rostov

25.12.2020

05.01.2021

Tickets from 342

Westray

03.09.2020

13.09.2020

Tickets from 342

Samara

10.08.2020

14.08.2020

Tickets from 343

Novosibirsk

01.10.2020

15.10.2020

Tickets from 419

Almaty

09.09.2020

15.09.2020

Tickets from 420

Irkutsk

18.09.2020

25.09.2020

Tickets from 461

New York

01.09.2020

05.09.2020

Tickets from 470

Montreal

10.10.2020

24.10.2020

Tickets from 480

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

01.11.2020

09.11.2020

Tickets from 496

Friedrichshafen

09.07.2020

16.07.2020

Tickets from 506

Boston

18.08.2020

24.08.2020

Tickets from 512

Johannesburg

25.09.2020

15.10.2020

Tickets from 532

Toronto

29.07.2020

12.08.2020

Tickets from 545

São Paulo

03.09.2020

10.09.2020

Tickets from 563

Los Angeles

01.08.2020

22.08.2020

Tickets from 582

Hotels in Edinburgh: 4 stars

Hotel Stars Discount Price per night, from Choose dates

Eden Locke

★★★★

-41%

10663

View Hotel

Ten Hill Place, BW Premier Collection

★★★★

-34%

10468

View Hotel

Black Ivy

★★★★

-40%

231138

View Hotel

Nira Caledonia

★★★★

-6%

157148

View Hotel

The Scotsman Hotel

★★★★

-11%

333296

View Hotel

Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh City Centre

★★★★

-45%

294161

View Hotel

The Raeburn

★★★★

-21%

155122

View Hotel

Aparthotel Adagio Edinburgh Royal Mile

★★★★

-40%

9658

View Hotel

No. 11 Boutique Hotel

★★★★

-8%

9486

View Hotel

Staycity Aparthotels West End

★★★★

-27%

151111

View Hotel

Frederick House Hotel

★★★★

-41%

194115

View Hotel

Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

★★★★

-26%

12392

View Hotel

Fraser Suites Edinburgh

★★★★

-45%

230127

View Hotel

Doubletree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre

★★★★

-26%

149110

View Hotel

Murrayfield Hotel

★★★★

-37%

15497

View Hotel

Novotel Edinburgh Centre

★★★★

-8%

121111

View Hotel

Malmaison Edinburgh

★★★★

-9%

9687

View Hotel

Leonardo Royal Edinburgh Haymarket

★★★★

-46%

17292

View Hotel


Leave a Reply

Cart

Search…

Product categories