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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
Phone Number: +44 1389 721500
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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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although quite small,our 2 children enjoyed the visit ages 3 and 4 ,sharks being main attraction. l do think its a bit expensive for all that it entails

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
figaro187069
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with my partner and couldn't believe the value for money. A great way to spend a few hours learning about sea life. 10/10

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

Hi, Thanks for your lovely 5* review of our aquarium. It's great that you enjoyed your visit and felt we were good value for money. We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

although quite small,our 2 children enjoyed the visit ages 3 and 4 ,sharks being main attraction. l do think its a bit expensive for all that it entails

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Thank figaro187069
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 kids enjoyed their visit. Apologies you felt we are too expensive, next time you visit please consider booking your tickets online as we offer a 30% discount on all online bookings. We also have a parent and toddler ticket available, which allows one parent and one... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been to quite a number of sea life centres and this is one of the smaller ones. Like an earlier reviewer I am anti zoo on all levels but we had nothing else to do and some time to fill. There is not enough to justify the entrance fee. The rooftop viewing area was closed which was a shame... More 

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

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to review our aquarium. Our cinema shows a short conservation film during the day, but is also used for monthly community cinema screenings and is also hired out for events. Apologies the viewpoint was closed when you visited. During colder weather we are sometimes forced to close it due to the decking becoming slippery... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely place with beautiful and very healthy exhibits. The staff are excellent too. Gary the young man who did a talk whilst feeding 3 very lively otters was very informative. In the complex there is also a shop, a cinema and a cafeteria with spectacular views over Loch Lomond. The roof terrace gives wonderful views too

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

Hi, Thanks for your lovely comments about our centre. It's great that you enjoyed your visit and were so impressed with our staff. We hope you'll visit us again soon. Kind regards, More 

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here with my daughter and she quite enjoyed herself. Place is quite small, you could look around the whole place in around 45 minutes - an hour, but its definitely an interesting hour. The staff are really friendly and helpful, and one guy in particular made an effort to chat to my daughter about her interests and let her... More 

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Thank Magpie979
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 you and your daughter enjoyed your visit. It's also great to read that you found our staff to be friendly and helpful, as customer service is our top priority. We do run a series of events throughout the year for children to take part in and have... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a chilled out trip to loch lomond and this was a lovely addition to our day. The staff were lovely and made sure you took part!

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Thank Nicky J
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 found our staff to be friendly and helpful. We hope you'll visit us again soon! Kind regards, More 

Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Five of us ( three adults two children) thought this was an excellent and relaxing place to spend a few hours, yes we went round a couple of times. You can learn as much or as little as you want. The tunnel was mezmerizing, the rock pools a challenge and the otters brilliant. Great cafe with a view along Loch... More 

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Thank Greavsie38
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 would recommend us to others. We hope you'll visit us again soon. Kind regards, More 

Burscough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very much a standard UK aquarium, geared for youngsters more than adults...but did that stop us putiings hands into rock pools etc??? NO!!! Good fun for an hour or two and a great coffee shop...what a view

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

Hi, Thanks for your lovely 5* review of our aquarium. It's great that you enjoyed your visit, we aim to appeal to all ages and you're never too old for a bit of rockpooling! We hope you'll visit us again soon. Kind regards, More 

Redcar, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This has got to be one of the worst sea life centres in the world. We got a discount to get in £4, it should have been £12 but even £4 was too much.you could look round in 20 mins.

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

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to review our aquarium, although I'm not sure whether you visited SEA LIFE Loch Lomond or if you are mixing us up with another establishment as we do not have any offers at present which would allow you in for £4. Our entry price is also £13.95, not £12.00 as you have stated. Nevertheless,... More 

Carlton Colville
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not as big as other Sea Life centres we have been to but well laid out and well looked after. Lots of interesting sea life to see and the roof terrace with view across Loch Lomond is worth the entry cost on its own. Well worth a visit.

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Thank NeilMacpherson
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 you enjoyed your visit and the views across Loch Lomond. We hope you'll visit again in future. Kind regards, More 

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