The enchanting cottages of Luss, on the banks of Loch Lomond
Loch Lomond, Ben Lomond covered in snow, and the piers at Luss
Modern iron cross in a religious park at Luss
Luss
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Luss is just a wee village with some nice cottages. The cottages are mostly uniform and strangely enchanting in appearance, being unlike houses in many Scottish villages. When you combine their fairytale charm with the stunning countryside in which Luss sits, then what you have is some place a bit special. For it is at Luss, a place not that far from the big grey city of Glasgow, that you begin to appreciate what Scotland is really all about. Round rolling hills start to sprout rocky jagged bits and turn into mountains, big mesmerising giants whose lofty head is often capped with snow. Then, of course, there's Loch Lomond, as fine a loch as you will find. And what all this means is at Luss you have a place of great beauty, a place where one may stand for an awful long time doing nothing more taxing that looking, one's lower jaw flapping in a bewildering breeze. But, as is often the case with places so visually fine, Luss suffers from its own popularity. For such a wee place it sees a lot of tourists, bus-loads all ambling around soaking up the charm and atmosphere. Indeed, there can be that many visitors that they soak up all the atmosphere, leaving none for the lone traveller. Such is life. But if you catch it during one of its quieter moments, the village of Luss will affect you. You may stand at the edge of Loch Lomond and gaze in awe at big mountains, and see even bigger mountains far far away to the north. And as you stare in wonder, the little people will carry you away and your heart will never ever leave Scotland.
ENCHANTING COTTAGES AT LUSS
LOCH LOMOND AT LUSS
CHURCH GLEBE AT LUSS
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How to
GET THERE

You can get a bus to Luss from Balloch, which has a railway station connected to Glasgow Queen Street low level station.
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