For anyone wishing to explore the West Coast of Scotland and enjoy the great outdoors Kilmalid House is the perfect place to base yourself with Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park being right on the doorstep. Kilmalid House is also ideally situated for day trips to picturesque places including Luss, Arrochar, Aberfoyle, Inveraray, Callander, Oban and Dunoon.
The vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Glasgow is only 20 minutes drive away and offers a great choice of shops, night life and museums. Glasgow also has a thriving eating out scene with numerous cafes, restaurants and bars offering a diverse choice of cuisine to suit every taste and occasion.
If you're into walking or climbing, the Munro's are the highest of Scotland's mountains - all above 3000 feet - and are named after the man who first catalogued them in 1891, Sir Hugh Munro. There are nearly 300 Munro’s in Scotland, with Ben Lomond being the closest and most southerly. Kilmalid House is also close to the start of the 95 mile long West Highland Way - a walking route from Milngavie to Fort William. There are also some beautiful local walks and cycling routes along the River Clyde and our very own Dumbarton Castle which is the oldest recorded stronghold in Great Britain. Anglers will also be delighted as the nearby River Leven and Loch Lomond provide superb salmon and trout fishing.
For sports enthusiasts the Loch Lomond Golf Club, where the Scottish Open takes place every July prior to the British Open, is a 15 minute drive away. There are also numerous other golf courses in the area which can be enjoyed by players of all abilities. Dumbarton Football Club - who play in the Scottish League Division Two - is also only a short drive and can be found next to Dumbarton Castle.
If Whisky happens to be your thing, the world renowned Auchentoshan Distillery is less than a 10 minute drive away in nearby Clydebank. The Distillery welcomes visitors and has daily guided tours.