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TITLE
Loch Lomond and Ben Lomond
EXTERNAL ID
PC_JMSTRACHAN_172
PLACENAME
Loch Lomond
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL
PERIOD
1970s
CREATOR
JM Strachan
SOURCE
J I R Martin
ASSET ID
29013
KEYWORDS
beaches
Loch Lomond and Ben Lomond

This view shows Loch Lomond, with Ben Lomond in the background.

Loch Lomond is 39 km (24 miles) long, its southern shore lying 23 km (14 miles) north of Glasgow. Ben Lomond is situated on the eastern shore of Loch Lomond. It has an elevation of 974 metres (3195 ft) and is the most southerly of the Munros. Loch Lomond and Ben Lomond comprise part of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. The Park, with a total area of 1865 square kilometres, was established as Scotland's first National Park in 2002.

There are between 30-40 islands on Loch Lomond. The largest island is Inchmurrin, which contains the ruins of a castle of the earls of Lennox and a ruined 7th century monastery with a chapel dedicated to St Mirin. Another of the loch's islands, Inchcailloch, is the site of a ruined nunnery. The building dates from the 13th century, although St Kentigerna and her followers first came to the island in the 8th century. Inchcailloch is also the traditional burial place of the MacGregors.

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Loch Lomond and Ben Lomond

ARGYLL

1970s

beaches

J I R Martin

This view shows Loch Lomond, with Ben Lomond in the background. <br /> <br /> Loch Lomond is 39 km (24 miles) long, its southern shore lying 23 km (14 miles) north of Glasgow. Ben Lomond is situated on the eastern shore of Loch Lomond. It has an elevation of 974 metres (3195 ft) and is the most southerly of the Munros. Loch Lomond and Ben Lomond comprise part of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. The Park, with a total area of 1865 square kilometres, was established as Scotland's first National Park in 2002. <br /> <br /> There are between 30-40 islands on Loch Lomond. The largest island is Inchmurrin, which contains the ruins of a castle of the earls of Lennox and a ruined 7th century monastery with a chapel dedicated to St Mirin. Another of the loch's islands, Inchcailloch, is the site of a ruined nunnery. The building dates from the 13th century, although St Kentigerna and her followers first came to the island in the 8th century. Inchcailloch is also the traditional burial place of the MacGregors.