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Maid of the Loch Paddle Steamer

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The Maid of the Loch, by the world famous Bonnie, Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond, at Balloch Pier, is the last paddle steamer built in Britain and the last in a long line of paddle steamers on the loch, dating back to 1818.

Moored on the shores of Loch Lomond the Maid of the Loch and the surrounding area offers a great day out for all the family.

This is an exciting time for us as we are undegoing a £1 million pound project and renovation work on the ship has begun. Our aim is to get her sailing again and we need all the help we can get!

In addition to the main attractions - the historic ship and the steam slipway - explore everything that the locale has on offer at nearby Loch Lomond Shores, including the aquarium, tree zone area, sandy beaches, BBQ and picnic areas, bike hire, boat trips, fun fair, woodland walks and plenty of Loch Lomond shopping.

The Maid is free to visit. Easter Opening Hours 2019: Cafe open daily Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm.

  • Our Cafe offers hot and cold snacks, home-made soup, teas, coffees and delicious home baking the forward deck saloon.
  • Hire us as a unique Loch Lomond venue available for weddings, events, dinners, functions with a variety of excellent bar/dining options.

Call us for venue and visit enquiries on 01389 711865 or email mail@maidoftheloch.org 

Opening Times 2019

The Maid of the Loch will be open from 10.00 am until 5.00 pm on the following dates:

Easter Weekend

19th - 22nd April

Bank Holiday Mondays in May

2 May and 30 May

Summer Holidays (open every day and weekend until October Holidays)

25 June - 4 September

October Holidays

8 - 16 October

How to Get Here

By Train: A regular train service operated by ScotRail runs from Glasgow Queen Street Station to Balloch Station every day of the week. The Pier is a short walk from the station. For details of train times click here.

By Bus: Buses run from Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station to Balloch Bus Station every day of the week. Timetable information here.

By Car: The A82 can be taken from Glasgow directly to Balloch. At the Stoneymollin roundabout, turn right onto the A811, then follow the signs for Loch Lomond Shores where there is ample car parking. The Maid of the Loch is a short walk from the Loch Lomond Shores complex.

By Bicycle: The Clyde and Loch Lomond Cycle Way runs from Glasgow to Balloch. Sustrans leaflet detailing its route here.

 

Extra Information

The Maid is open to the public as an Historic Visitor Attraction and has a 2 Star Visitor Attraction award from VisitScotland under their quality assurance scheme.

She is a totally unique venue for events and functions.

Cafe on board where you can buy souvenirs with funds going to charity.

Enjoy freshly made sandwiches, hot paninis, toasties, and fabulous home baking. Relax with a cup of freshly made coffee with a choice of several varieties. 

Booking Information

To book/hire any any of our amazing rooms please contact us on 01389 711 865 or e-mail us at mail@maidoftheloch.org 

Contact & Booking

Maid of the Loch Paddle Steamer
Loch Lomond Steamship Company
The Pier, Pier Road, Balloch
G83 8QX

T:

01389 711865


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