Father’s Day: The Best Things to Do in West Scotland According to Tripadvisor Reviews

If you want to spend some quality time with your dad this weekend for Fathers Dayhere are the best things to do in the West of Scotland to inspire your plans.

Whether you’re looking for activities to keep the kids busy or want to treat the father figure in your life, we’ve got you covered.

We’ve rounded up some of the top attractions in your area based on their Tripadvisor Comments.

Here are five of the best from the west of Scotland that are ideal for a day out with your dad.

The best things to do in the West of Scotland for Father’s Day

Balloch Castle Nature Park

Balloch Castle National Park. Credit: Tripadvisor

Described as ‘idyllic’ and ‘picturesque with a touch of majesty’, a visit to Balloch Castle Country is the perfect place for a Father’s Day picnic.

Where: Loch Lomond, The Highlands, Drymen Rd, Balloch G83 8LX

Tripadvisor Rating: 4.5

Number of “Excellent” reviews: 268

After their visit, one person left this review: “What a fantastic place to walk, safely walk the dogs, enjoy great views and walking access to Loch Lomond (although a steep walk from the park to get there -back) and enjoy the glorious spring colors of the trees and flowers!!! So beautiful.”

Read the rest of the reviews and plan your visit via the Tripadvisor website.

city ​​farm

If you have kids with you this Father’s Day, show them up close how a family farm works and even take home some local produce to taste.

Where: Townhead Farm, Helensburgh, G84 7LD

Tripadvisor Rating: 5.0

Number of “Excellent” reviews: 8

A Tripadvisor user shared his experience: “Lovely place, great people and a wonderful farm experience. This is a great place to take kids. Definitely worth the detour x”

Read the rest of the reviews and plan your visit via the Tripadvisor website.

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The house on the hill

Helensburgh Advertiser: The Hill House.  Credit: TripadvisorThe Hill House. Credit: Tripadvisor

The National Trust for Scotland building is one of Charles and Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh’s most famous works and well worth ticking off your sightseeing list.

Where: Upper Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh G84 9AJ Scotland

Tripadvisor Rating: 4.5

Number of “Excellent” reviews: 473

Following their trip, one visitor posted: “Amazing example of Charles Rennie Macintosh architecture. Designed in 1903 with many complete pieces including original designs and Blackie family history. Free mini intro at home, very knowledgeable and friendly guides Possibility to get drones bird’s eye view of the outside Don’t be put off by the projection.
Good coffee and gift shop. Highly recommended.”

Read the rest of the reviews and plan your visit via the Tripadvisor website.

Shores of Loch Lomond

Helensburgh Advertiser: Loch Lomond Shores.  Credit: TripadvisorShores of Loch Lomond. Credit: Tripadvisor

We have to admit we’re not surprised to see the shores of Loch Lomond on this list and it’s always a reliable day for Father’s Day come rain or shine.

Where: Ben Lomond Way, Balloch G83 8QL

Tripadvisor Rating: 4.0

Number of “Excellent” reviews: 389

Sharing their thoughts after their visit, one person said: ‘Lovely views and certainly worth the drive, stayed in the area for the weekend and went out and saw the loch and surrounding villages/areas.’

Read the rest of the reviews and plan your visit via the Tripadvisor website.

Scottish Underwater Center

Advertiser Helensburgh: Scottish Underwater Centre.  Credit: TripadvisorScottish Underwater Centre. Credit: Tripadvisor

If he enjoys learning new things, look no further than the Scottish Submarine Center which is home to the latest x craft (miniature submarine) built by the Royal Navy.

Where: West King Street, Helensburgh G84 8UN Scotland

Tripadvisor Rating: 4.0

Number of “Excellent” reviews: 17

One person left this review on Tripadvisor: “Fantastic exhibition.
You get a real perspective of being inside a midget submarine.
The display shows what cramped conditions the submariners had to deal with in times of stress. during the Cold War. Excellent .”

Read the rest of the reviews and plan your visit via the Tripadvisor website.

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