With three days in Glasgow, you have plenty of time to soak up the city’s atmosphere, see its most famous sights, delve into local culture, and even head out of town and into the surrounding countryside. Here are a few ways to experience the very best of Glasgow in 72 memorable hours.
SEA LIFE® Loch Lomond
Drumkinnon Rd, Ben Lomond Way, Balloch, Alexandria, G83 8QL
Peek into tanks full of colorful fish, watch otters at play, and plan to attend family-friendly talks and feeding sessions. Upgrade to feed the sharks yourself on a VIP shark feeding experience. Whether you visit the SEA LIFE Loch Lomond from Glasgow or the Loch Lomond area, prebook online for savings. Consider combining the trip with other Balloch attractions, such as Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre or Balloch Castle.
Things to Know Before You Go
SEA LIFE Loch Lomond is a great choice for families, particularly on a rainy day.
The aquarium has a cafe and a terrace with views of Loch Lomond.
Strollers are permitted throughout the building, and there are baby changing areas in the bathrooms.
SEA LIFE Loch Lomond is wheelchair friendly, with accessible bathrooms. Travelers who provide proof of disability can bring a personal assistant free of charge.
How to Get There
SEA LIFE Loch Lomond sits in the Loch Lomond Shores area of the town of Balloch, beside Loch Lomond. It’s about a 26-mile (42-kilometer) drive northwest of downtown Glasgow, and a 0.5-mile (800-meter) walk from Balloch railway station. Trains run regularly from Glasgow Queen Street Monday through Saturday and from Glasgow Central on Monday.
When to Get There
SEA LIFE Loch Lomond is open seven days a week, with the exception of Christmas Day and Dec. 26. It operates from morning until late afternoon between March and October, closing in mid-afternoon between November and February. For a quieter experience, visit on a weekday.
Sharks and Rays at Sea Life Loch Lomond
Sharks are found in all the world’s oceans, and Scotland is no exception. Sea Life helps tag and monitor sharks and rays in Scottish waters and also runs a breeding program for tropical and native rays. Their collection of Scottish species includes thornback rays, ungulate rays, and spotted dogfish sharks—but there’s also a tropical tank with blacktip reef sharks and weird-looking bonnethead sharks.
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