A luxurious day at Loch Lomond, Scotland


Scotland is one of those places where, with the right weather, it’s jaw-droppingly beautiful. You can’t believe you’re just a few hours from home (if you live in the UK that is)  and I had the overwhelming feeling the whole of Scotland has been keeping this incredible secret from me.

Why did they not tell me this place was so gorgeous, those sneaky Scots!

Last Friday I took the train up to Glasgow. I checked into Hotel Indigo, which is really lovely and just a short walk from the station, and at 3pm I met some fellow bloggers, a journalist, a lovely guy from Visit Scotland and the fabulously knowledgeable Susan, a tour guide from Eyes on Scotland.

We piled into Susan’s car and took the short journey from Glasgow to Loch Lomond. The drive took about 40 minutes but I’m sure we drove through some kind of amazing vortex along the way because all of a sudden we were in one of the most beautiful areas I’ve ever seen in the UK.

Welcome to Loch Lomond…

Loch Lomond Scotland


Fancy a paddle? This happy little pooch didn’t get out of the water for hours.

Swans at Loch Lomond in Scotland

Sea plane

Loch Lomond wild flowers

Boats on Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond Plane

Champagne Cruise on the Celtic Warrior

What better way to see the loch than with a champagne cruise? I have to admit, I felt like a real celeb right about now.

Yacht on loch lomond

Driving a boat on Loch Lomond

Cameron House


Cameron House looking gorgeous from a distance.

Jet skiiers on Loch Lomond

Jet skiers playing in our wake.

Modern kilt

Calum from Visit Scotland looking good in his modern kilt. It’s like a traditional kilt but made from tweed.

The Travel Hack at Loch Lomond

I could get used to this…

The Travel Hack Loch Lomond

As long as I don’t need to park it I’m fine.

Whisky tasting at Cameron House

You can’t visit Scotland without trying a few of the local specialties.

Cameron House is a five-star resort filled with modern Scottish design and luxury.

Cameron House scotland

The Travel Hack at Cameron House

whiskey tasting

Whiskey Tasting cameron house

Whisky Tasting in Cameron House scotland

Dinner at Martin Wisharts at Cameron House

Martin Wishart is an internationally acclaimed Scottish chef and his restaurant within Cameron House is considered to be one of the best dining experiences in Scotland.

I knew I was in for a treat at this Michelin Starred restaurant but I had no idea it would be this good.

We opted for the six course tasting menu which got better and better with each course.

Restaurant cameron house

6 course tasting menu at Martin Wisharts.jpgMassive thanks to Visit Scotland and People Make Glasgow for making this fabulous trip possible. I was in Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games so I’ll be blogging about that this week too!


  1. @mrsoaroundworld 6 years ago

    Love this! I remember seeing your photos on Instagram and couldn’t quite believe you were in Scotland!! I think that part of the world is definitely calling my name!

  2. Kayli Schattner 6 years ago

    How much fun! My boyfriend would love to go to Scotland so I’m hoping to make it a priority within’ the next few years. Loved seeing your photos!

  3. Kim-Marie Evans 6 years ago

    You had me at champagne cruise. Does the guy in the kilt come with it?

  4. Ross Murray 6 years ago

    Loch Lomond is a nice place, somewhere I need to visit more often. I’m from just north of Edinburgh and would have to say some of my favourite places in Scotland are on the west coast. Glencoe is an amazing drive and you can’t beat a coffee and cake at the ski centre, Fort William has the awesome Mountain Bike World Cup, and all the great beaches up that way – I love Morar Beach!

  5. Susan Brown 6 years ago

    Monica, it was great to be able to show you around this wonderful country. Hope we will see you back in Scotland soon (and please bring the sun with you again !)

  6. Mary Anne 6 years ago

    Scotland has been on my mind for a few years now. I need to make it there soon.

  7. this looks so, so amazing. kilts + champagne cruises + grand old estates?!!? can we come with you next time?

  8. Chinmoy Lad 6 years ago

    Great pics, great ride, great food and stunning views! Looks like a fab time!

  9. Yazmin 6 years ago

    Such an amazing place! I would love to visit Scotland 🙂 I’m hoping to go travelling next year in the summer and as it’s my first time I’m looking for places nearer to home which is why I’m checking out some travel blogs! I’m sure I can get loads of ideas from your blog 🙂

    Yazmin xx

  10. Malcolm McNeill 5 years ago

    Great article – I live in Glasgow and visit Loch Lomond once or twice each year, but your photography added a new dimension to it.
    Thank you.

    • TheTravelHack 5 years ago

      You’re so lucky to live near this gorgeous loch! I really loved Glasgow and this little side trip to Loch Lomond was definitely a highlight!

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