Are you looking for a quiet, picturesque village to stop at on your journey along the West Highland Way? Or perhaps you’re looking for a relaxing weekend getaway, right on the Trossachs National Park at Loch Lomond? If the answer to either of those questions is yes, then you should look no further than Drymen for your accommodation.
There is so much to do in Drymen and the area surrounding the Trossachs National Park, such as the ruins of Buchannan Castle, The Clachan Inn (first licenced in 1734), the two golf courses (including the famous Buchanan Castle Golf Club) and the historic parish built-in 1771.
Drymen also acts as the perfect point for exploring the shores of Loch Lomond and you can even hire bicycles right there in the village if you’d like to get around a little quicker, or you can follow the Loch Lomond Cycleway if you’re not sure where to start.
Whether you’re ready for a nature-loving hike through the woods and some family camping by the loch, or you’re more in the mood for a relaxing evening in your private hot tub at the Lomond Luxury Lodges as you look over the beautiful, rolling hills; Drymen has accommodation for everyone and a taste of the Scottish town life.
Hotels in Drymen
In this section, we will look at some of the best hotels available in the Loch Lomond area.
In the very centre of Drymen, there is a hotel situated right in the middle of all the action that’s been around since the 18th century! Of course, it’s the Winnock Hotel -with free parking and free wifi, it’s a great hotel to spend your Lomond holiday in and if you’re looking for something fun and different, give their murder mystery nights a try.Check Online Availability
Buchanan Arms Hotel & Spa
Sometimes on a break, all you want to do is relax and the Buchanan Arms Hotel has you covered. Come and spend a day being pampered at their leisure club, just a mile down the road from Buchanan Castle and enjoy their cosy bedrooms kitted out with free wifi, coffee making facilities and the option for en suite facilities too.
At the Buchanan Arms you can also be sure of free parking and close proximity to all the beauty and fun the area has to offer.Check Online Availability
History meets comfort, meets quality; that’s what to expect from the Clachan inn – whether you’re sitting by the wood-burning stove with a wee dram, or whether you’re getting ready to tuck into a tasty continental breakfast (or cooked), or even if you’re just looking for a cosy place to sleep with an onsite bar – this is the place for you.
It’s ideally located in the village square in Drymen and as a conservation village, you can be sure to see some beautiful historic buildings while you’re there.Check Online Availability
The Drymen Inn
With a chef that has been cooking since the age of 14, free private parking, free wifi, and a private bathroom in your room; the Drymen Inn is a fantastic choice for all food lovers. It’s located just 3 miles from the beautiful Conic Hill and is also a great venue for live entertainment at the weekend.Check Online Availability
Ardoch House Boutique Hotel
The Ardoch House Boutique Hotel is an award-winning 5-star hotel, situated a stone’s throw away from all the beauty of the Lomond and Trossachs area. Offering a complimentary self-service breakfast, free private parking and the option for beautiful suite bedrooms; the Ardoch House Boutique hotel is the place to be if you’re looking for a classy, comfortable stay by the water.Check Online Availability
When you look at Ross Priory and take in the mind-blowing scenery surrounding it, it’s not hard to imagine why it’s one of the most popular and sought-after wedding venues and hotels in Scotland.
The venue itself dates back to 1693 and has a fantastic view of the “bonny banks”, as well as its own self-catering cottage and stunning bedrooms equipped with en suite bathrooms and coffee making facilities. It also boasts a fantastic range of whiskies, gins and wines at the on-site bar and even has its own private parking.
A bed and breakfast might just be the perfect Drymen accommodation for some visiting the Drymen area.
Ashbank Bed & Breakfast
The first on this list is Ashbank Bed & Breakfast and it is located just a five-minute walk from the centre of Drymen. This chilled-out, Victorian Style B&B boasts a free Scottish breakfast for all guests, free wifi and a private bathroom in each room.Check Online Availability
The Hawthorns Drymen
The Hawthorns Bed and Breakfast sits right in the middle of Drymen village and has been one of the most visited B&B’s in the area since 1995. With private parking, super-fast free wifi, great views of the Campsie hills a top-notch breakfast; you can always be sure of a cosy night’s stay.
Glenlaird B&B is a unique little bed and breakfast located on the outskirts of Drymen. It boasts its own free private parking, free wifi and a beautiful guest lounge and dining room that looks out onto a heart-shaped pond.
Shandon Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast
Shandon Farm lies a short walk from Drymen and is a great place to stop over if you’ve had a hard day on the road or the hills. A real farm with its own cows and everything, Shandon Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast is a scenic genuine farmhouse with beautiful, cosy rooms, great facilities and is even pet-friendly.Check Online Availability
Kip In The Kirk
A converted church hall, Kip in the Kirk has been a staple of the Drymen B&B scene since 2010. It offers cosy rooms with beautiful church views and en suite bathrooms, eight-person rooms with bunk beds, as well as a breakfast to write home about. It also has its own parking and internet access on top of the stunning views of the loch and rolling hills.
Braeside Bed & Breakfast
Located in Drymen village, Braeside House is a perfect stop for weary hill-walkers and everyone looking to explore the area. Although not technically a B&B, they do offer warm, welcoming accommodation and access to a kitchen for use by guests.Check Online Availability
Angel Cottage is right in the middle of the village and is of great value for groups of walkers and cyclists looking for a comfortable stopover.Check Online Availability
Ballat Smithy Cottage
Ballat Smithy Cottage is a self-catering cottage right on the edge of beautiful views, historic buildings and fun things to do! Ballat Smithy Cottage is in proximity to great walks, cycle routes, golf courses, pubs and restaurants.
In the end, the kind of accommodation you go for in Drymen will depend on the type of experience you’re looking for but no matter what, you can rest assured that you’ll be resting up in one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Of all the different kinds of accommodation available in Drymen, camping is by far one of the more popular options, in part due to the location and proximity to Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park as well as its own activities and history to be explored.
Below, we will explore some of the top camping accommodation options available to you in Drymen.
West Highland Way Campsite
Situated right beside the Ardoch House Hotel, the West Highland Way Campsite is perfect for hill-walkers out there looking to stay in the scenic countryside. You can even enjoy a Scottish breakfast in the morning for every guest!
Even if you’re not out walking the West Highland Way, it’s a great place to explore Loch Lomond, Glasgow or even Stirling.Check Online Availability
Located squarely on the West Highland Way and National Cycle Route 7, Drymen Camping is located just twenty minutes’ walk outside of the village and is a fantastic choice of accommodation for hill-walkers and cyclists looking for great value as well as some practical extras.
At Drymen Camping, you can be sure of a nice hot shower after a long day on the road or the hills (included in the price), as well as free Wi-Fi onsite, free mobile charging and a large sheltered area where you can prepare and eat your food, as well as get the chance to mingle with other campers from all over the world.
No tent? No worries – book in and get yourself a comfortable nights’ sleep in a cosy Kocoon (a two-person camping cabin that comes with pillows and a memory foam bench on either side).
Campsie Glen Holiday Park
With stunning scenery of rolling hills and beautiful countryside, the rural picturesque village close by Fintry is home to Campsie Glen Holiday Park.
Being just an hour’s drive away from the nearest airport (Glasgow Airport), Campsie Glen offers a chilled-out, relaxing vibe and on the weekends and through the busy seasons, they have a range of great entertainment and a whole lot of fun stuff for the kids. They even offer free wifi and a great café/dining room.Check Online Availability
Milarrochy Bay Camping and Caravaning
Open from April to November and located right in the Loch Lomond national park, Milarrochy Bay Camping and Caravanning Club Site is a fantastic option for walkers, campers and caravan enthusiasts alike.
Milarrochy Bay is right by the Loch Lomond Shores Visitor Centre, where you can hire bicycles; go for canoe adventures along the loch, as well as go on a guide-led walk around the beautiful scenery.
This family-friendly site also has free wi-fi, hot showers and a kid’s playground.
On the beautiful shores of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs Park, Cashel Campsite in Rowardennan offers some of the most peaceful scenery on Loch Lomond.
Cashel Campsite has its own shop, toilets, a play area for the kids, everything you’ll need for laundry and dishwashing as well some prime fishing spots along Loch Lomond. They even allow pets and offer electric hook-ups for charging up your gadgets.
Trossachs Holiday Park
Looking to set up your caravan? No problem. Looking to hire a holiday home or lodge? No problem. Looking to just pitch up your tent for a night under the stars? Well, you can do that too at Trossachs Holiday Park near Loch Lomond.
They offer a fantastic, family-friendly, pet-friendly site with free wifi, a café, a games room and so much more. Trossachs Holiday Park is within an hour’s drive of Glasgow airport, which happens to be the nearest airport to the site.Check Online Availability
Lomond Woods Holiday Park
Sitting by Loch Lomond National Park and a short drive from Glasgow and Stirling, Lomond Woods Holiday Park is a family-friendly site within a stone’s throw of the many action-packed activities available around Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.
Some of the pods offer an en suite bathroom, they also offer free wifi, a children’s game room and access to a dog walk.Check Online Availability