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Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium

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Address: Drumkinnon Tower Ben Lomond Way | Drumkinnon Tower, Balloch, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G83 8QL, Scotland
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+44 1389 721500
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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SEA LIFE Loch Lomond Aquarium is just 30 minutes from Glasgow, situated on...

SEA LIFE Loch Lomond Aquarium is just 30 minutes from Glasgow, situated on the stunning Loch Lomond Shores. Explore an amazing underwater world and take a fascinating journey from the Loch Lomond shores to the ocean depths through 7 themed zones, including our Tropical Ocean Tunnel. Get up close to over 5000 creatures, including Scotland's only Giant Green Sea Turtle, the largest collection of sharks in Scotland and our playful family of otters.

Find out how it feels to touch a starfish, crab and other creatures living in our interactive rockpool then head to our Observation Deck for unrivalled views of Loch Lomond, or relax in our welcoming cafe.

With fun talks, animal feeds, special events and our quiz trail, there's plenty for everyone to enjoy at SEA LIFE Loch Lomond.

The aquarium offers great fun for all the family, whatever the weather!

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Disappointing in terms of size but very friendly staff.

This place is deceptively small; expecting a fairly recent sized aquarium as it looks big from the outside, but we walked around it in less than 45 minutes. Nothing that... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Gnashalou
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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is deceptively small; expecting a fairly recent sized aquarium as it looks big from the outside, but we walked around it in less than 45 minutes. Nothing that spectacular to see, usual star fish, small sharks, shrimp etc. Watched the turtle feed in the tunnel which was nice. I do like the fact that you can leave and... More 

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Kathryn A, General Manager at Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi, On a positive note, it's great that you enjoyed watching our turtle feed and were able to take advantage of our all day return ticket. It's disappointing that you felt there was 'nothing spectacular' to see in our aquarium. We have several creatures here that can't be seen anywhere else in Scotland including our turtle, tropical shark species and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The two starts is for the unique type of sea life we've seen like the blue lobster. From the outside the building looks promising...It's location is excellent as it is on the shores of the loch and there is free parking. We also paid a discounted entry fee (40%off) Overall we didn't feel it was up to our expectations as... More 

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Thank Bluebeatles
Kathryn A, General Manager at Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi, On a positive note it's great that you were able to take advantage of one of our discount offers and enjoyed seeing some of the unique creatures we have here. I am confused when you state that there were no sharks as we have the largest collection of shark species in Scotland. Our tropical ocean tunnel is home to... More 

Uddingston
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit for us and we had a great 3 hours wandering about sea life with our 8 year old granddaughter. That included a visit to the cafe and then the cinema.

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Thank freyabeth
Kathryn A, General Manager at Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your review of our Aquarium. It's great to read that you enjoyed your visit and we hope you'll visit again soon. Kind regards, More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to spend a few hours. Interesting with a lovely cafe to have a coffee with views over the Loch

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Kathryn A, General Manager at Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your lovely review of our aquarium. We hope you'll visit us again soon! Kind regards, More 

west coast of Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This quite a small aquarium as it only occupies the ground floor.It can be quite pricey but if you look out for special offers and book online then it is ok.Remember you can go in and out all day as long as you keep the ticket,so if you miss a feeding session ,go out and do something else at Lommnd... More 

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Kathryn A, General Manager at Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to review our aquarium. It's great that your grandchildren are regular visitors and enjoy their visits. You're right, we would always recommend that customers book online to take advantage of our 30% discount and use their all-day ticket to explore the amazing surroundings we have here at Loch Lomond. It's also great to read... More 

Swindon, UK
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with my 6 and 3 year old daughters. It was a choice between this and the Bird of Prey centre. We didn't fly through the exhibit, I went at my children's pace. We even took part in the Snail on the tail of the whale exhibition (without listening to the story at each point). We reached the end... More 

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Kathryn A, General Manager at Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi, Apologies you were disappointed with your visit to our aquarium. On a positive note, it's great that you were able to take advantage of our online discount, however it's disappointing that you did not feel this was good value for money. Our price is in line with other similar attractions and is, in fact, cheaper than many other attractions.... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff are very friendly and knowledgable. Exhibits are good with a few interactive things and also the touch pools. The tunnel is fun. Overall I didn't feel it was great value for money as it is quite small.

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Kathryn A, General Manager at Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to review our aquarium. On a positive note it's great that you enjoyed our exhibits, underwater tunnel and found our staff to be friendly and knowledgeable. It's unfortunate you felt that we are not good value for money. We do offer a wide variety of discounts, both through our various promotional partners and through... More 

Macduff, Scotland, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good on a rainy day, however found that as a couple it was a bit over priced on the day, however to save some money you can pre-book the day before online. The first floor is the aquarium, the second a large cinema with a film aimed at children and the third floor is the cafe. It is a bit... More 

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Kathryn A, General Manager at Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to review our aquarium. It's good that you enjoyed your visit and we hope you will purchase your tickets online next time to take advantage of our 30% discount. Apologies you missed seeing our otters, we do recommend that the best time to see them is during one of their twice daily feeds as... More 

Ayr, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been a few times and always good my wee one loves the place, staff are very knowledgeable and always happy to answer any questions you may have. Your ticket is valid all day and you can leave and go back in again as long as you keep your ticket. There is always 241 or money off coupons available on... More 

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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here recently and both myself and my husband throughly enjoyed ourselves. Lots to do and see and the staff were very knowledgable and friendly, we watched the shark feeding and the otter feeding and it was great learning about the animals at the same time. Very relaxed atmosphere and very easy to navigate throughout the place without feeling like... More 

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Kathryn A, General Manager at Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your lovely review of our aquarium. It's great that you enjoyed your visit and were able to catch a couple of our feeding displays. It's also brilliant to read that you found our staff to be knowledgable and friendly as customer service is one of our top priorities. We hope you'll visit us again soon. Kind regards,... More 

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