The beautiful conservation village of Luss is on the western shores of Loch Lomond. This guide introduces some of the highlights of the village. This is a very scenic and picturesque place so expect even more photographs than usual in this guide!
We start at the pier. If you’re arriving by water bus from another part of the loch this is where you will get your first view of the village. As well as perhaps the busiest hub for cruises, water busses and speed boat trips on the loch the pier also has a St Mocha Coffee Shop which is open in the summer months. They serve delicious homemade ice cream and Loch Lomond roasted coffee. The pier also provides some great views of Ben Lomond.
Pier Road, Luss
As you walk up Pier Road, away from the pier you can see the lovely quaint cottages that Luss is famous for. There is also Luss General Stores, with a quality range of gifts.
Over recent years there has been a number of new additions to the village. One of them is Luss Smokehouse, producing Beech Smoked Salmon and Trout, selling them in their restaurant and shop.
Luss Church & Glebe
A church has stood on this site for over 1500 years. Luss Parish Church (viewed here from the loch) is one of the busiest churches in Scotland for weddings. Luss is also a pilgrimage centre, with the Glebe close to the church.
Shore Cottage is the oldest place of dwelling in the village of Luss and is now the Clan Shop. Both inside the shop and on an information board outside you can find out more about Clan Colquhoun.
On warm days Luss Beach quickly fills up with families. The beach is close to the main car park in Luss and on sunny days you’re best to arrive by water bus, or come early as the village gets very busy.
Lodge on Loch Lomond
A popular place for weddings the Lodge on Loch Lomond is on the beach at Luss. Recently there has been a new extension to its restaurant, with big panoramic windows enhancing the stunning view for diners.
Loch Lomond Faerie Trail
In the main car park you will find the base of Loch Lomond Adventures, a caravan selling tickets to the new Loch Lomond Faerie Trail. This trail is great fun and loved by children, find out more about it at the link below.
More About Luss
There are many good restaurants and gift shops in the village. Luss has a great holiday feel to it with interesting history, especially the clans.
If you want to get a great view of Luss and the loch take the footbridge over the A82 and climb Beinn Dubh hill which is 642m. One of the best Highland Games in the National Park takes place in Luss during July.
This article and accompanying photographs are by Paul Saunders for See Loch Lomond. Visit Paul’s other websites, Paul Saunders Marketing & Paul Saunders Photography, for his marketing, photography & video services in Loch Lomond and beyond.
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