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Luss - Loch Lomond and Trossachs Park South

Luss is an excellent spot for visiting a typical Scottish village and having the added bonus of being on the banks of Loch Lomond. It is also a village which is no longer on the main A82 as it has a bypass. The original origins of Luss probably date back to pre Christianity times, however much of today's layout would have been from houses built for workers for the quarrying of slate for the growing conurbations in nearby Glasgow.

In recent times Luss was the filming location for "Take The High Road". If you were a watcher of that particular soap, it does not take much time before you realise that places such as the church (built in 1875 by the local land owner) and the pier were often used in the series.

Luss's main attractions may be the loch and the village with its facilities but it is also a great place for walking, There are various hill walks in the Luss hills which have fantastic views across the loch to its islands and of course Ben Lomond (the most southerly of the 284 Munros) . There is also a bagpipe maker and other places of interest to visit.

 

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In 1263, Haekon of Norway sailed up Loch Long (a sea loch), then dragged their long boat overland from Arrochar to Tarbet to launch in Loch Lomond. They then systematically went from settlement to settlement and took what they wanted. If you visit the churchyard in Luss, you will see a hog-backed gravestone of one Viking who did not survive.

As the Parish Church is probably one of the most beautiful you will come across anywhere, there are many requests from couples out with the parish who would like to be married there. The minister does try to accommodate weddings of couples from other places. If you are in this position it may suit you to visit the parish website for your Luss Wedding.

Luss in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Scotland

 

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