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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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Small Sea Life Aquarium which is more geared up for kids ! Aquarium on the ground floor with cinema on the 2nd. There is a cafe on the 3rd with nice views over the loch... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Small Sea Life Aquarium which is more geared up for kids ! Aquarium on the ground floor with cinema on the 2nd. There is a cafe on the 3rd with nice views over the loch and a lookout point on the 4th. Wouldn't go out my way to visit it but ok if in area for short visit !

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited on a quiet Wednesday afternoon and ended up spending the majority of the day here! This is a very beautiful Sea Life Centre situated above the stunning Loch Lomond. It is an impressive building with a spiral staircase which acts as an art gallery featuring local artists, complete with a rooftop cafe with amazing views of the loch. The... More 

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Stirling
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited with 3 children yesterday (Sat 14th Jan). At first I thought it looked small and was worried that I was handing over the best part of £50 and that the kids would dash round in 30 mins. But I was pleasantly surprised. There was lots to see, with interesting information on the screens by each tank. We wandered around... More 

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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 that you enjoyed your visit and felt we were good value for money. It's also great to read that you really got the most out of your visit by attending our talks and feeds. Please rest assured that all of our creatures are closely monitored. We are subject to regular... More 

Ardrossan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed our time in here there is a lot of different fish to see, we just took our time walking round and enjoyed ourselves, good to learn varies things from the tour guides

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

Hi, Thanks for your review of SEA LIFE Loch Lomond. It's great that you enjoyed your visit. We hope you'll visit us again soon. Kind regards, More 

Glasgow
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the grandchildren and they loved it. We bought the family ticket online (cheaper that way). It's reasonable value as you can go it and out all day. Although this SeaLife isn't huge, there is plenty to see. We went round once, then went off for lunch. After lunch, we went round again and the kids did the quiz (find... 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 managed to take advantage of both our online discount and free return. We hope you'll visit us again soon. Kind regards, More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Because it's a handy stop off for us when we visit friends and weather isn't great we been there a few times and our boys are still interested enough to go there, but I think with 3 visits our limit is reached. Quite small and could be made a bit more attractive maybe when feeding otters to let kids throw... More 

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

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to review our aquarium. Unfortunately we cannot let customers throw food to the otters for health and safety reasons and for the welfare of our animals. It's disappointing to read you felt there wasn't much for kids to do as we usually score very highly for being child-friendly in customer feedback. We have a... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked round the place within 20 minutes. Totally overpriced for what's there. The sea world at the forth road bridge is 10 times better.

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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 Sea Life Loch Lomond. It's unfortunate that you felt we are overpriced as we have a variety of discounts available, including through our own website which offers 30% off tickets booked online. In addition to this all of our tickets are valid for repeat entry as many times as you like... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came with my girlfriend thinking it would be a good afternoon. It was ok, and some of the sea life was interesting. But I felt it was rather small. Plus it was very child orientated than what I first thought from its website. Staff were really friendly though. Thought we would spend an afternoon here but had seen everything in... 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. On the plus side it's great that you found some of our creatures interesting and our staff to be friendly as customer service is one of our top priorities. Most visitors spend around 1.5-2 hours with us, although we do provide free return entry as many times as you like... More 

Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good wee day out. Loved the cinema they had here. Good to see all different creatures big and small. Wish we had seen the otters. Great views & nice staff.

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Thank Turner62
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 the views and seeing our creatures. Apologies you did not manage to see the otters on your visit. We do advise customers that the best time to see our otters is during one of their twice daily feeding and training sessions as they tend to disappear... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have a Merlin Annual Pass, purchased for £109 during a 'sale' period last June at sea life in Blackpool. It is valid for Alton Towers, Warwick Castle, Tussaud's & Sea life centres, London Eye & Edinburgh Dungeon. We have been to a number of attractions,. The pass has paid for itself and then some. Today we visited Sea Life... More 

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

Hi, Thanks for your 5* review of our aquarium and lovely comments about our staff. Customer service is one of our top priorities so it's great that you found all our staff to be friendly and helpful. We hope you visit us again soon. Kind regards, More 

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