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Loch Lomond is a freshwater Scottish loch, lying on the Highland Boundary Fault. The largest body of freshwater in mainland Britain, it is only a quarter of an hours drive from Argyll Holidays Drimsynie Estate Holiday Village. Used by generations of

Scots and visitors for boating, water skiing, bathing and picnicking, the site is so famous it has featured in a well-known traditional Scottish song The Bonnie Banks o’ Lomond. Whatever the weather, you can guarantee an enjoyable visit.

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park was created in July 2002 under the National Parks Scotland Act 2000 to safeguard an area of outstanding and diverse landscapes, habitats and communities, parts of which were threatened by severe visitor and recreational pressure. The National Park aims to conserve and enhance the natural and cultural heritage, advocate its sustainable uses, promote its potential for the enjoyment of the community, and aid the sustainable and economic development of the communities in the area.

An introduction to East Loch Lomond runs at the National Park from Tuesday 28 August 2012 and then every week until 25 September 2012 from 14:00 to 16:00. The National Park Rangers take you on a family friendly walk where you can discover seasonal flora and fauna along the way while learning about geology and treelore. Don’t forget your waterproof clothing and sensible footwear! Booking is essential, so make sure you call ahead on 01389 727810. The Park offers canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, swimming, water skiing and fishing all year round so whenever you plan to visit, they’ll be multiple activity options!

Set amongst the magnificent scenery, Brave, a computer-animated fantasy adventure film distributed by Walt Disney Pictures in 2012, showcases the area in all its glory. Celebrating the areas rich potential, the release has helped promote the area to a wider audience. The film’s voice cast features Kelly Macdonald, Julie Walters, Billy Connolly and Emma Thompson. The film tells the story of a skilled archer named Merida who defies an age-old custom, causing chaos in her kingdom. The film score to Brave was composed by Patrick Doyle who wanted to bring some of Scotland’s native flavor to the music so used native instruments such as bagpipes, a solo fiddle, Celtic harps, flutes and the bodhrán. You can check out the score here.

The Trossachs spectacular scenery has inspired writers, painters and film makers for generations. The National Park offers you the chance to really experience Loch Katrine, featured in Brave, by following the art and literary trail which tells of many famous writers and artists who have visited. Hidden away on the Cowal peninsula is one of the most magical walks in the National Park, Puck’s Glen, named after the fairy from a Midsummer’s Night Dream. This fairy glen is filled with gushing waterfalls and enchanting rock pools guaranteed to leave you utterly captivated. If it’s a magnificent view you’re after, why not climb Conic Hill? Walk through heather moorland and colourful woodland until you are rewarded at the top, we promise it’s a sight you won’t forget.

We are currently offering £50 off brochure rates on any week booking so if you’re looking to explore the area whilst staying in comfort and style at an affordable price, now is your chance. Check out of special offers page here.

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