Drymen lies to the South East of Loch Lomond in the South of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. It is a popular spot with interesting shops pubs and restaurants. The
West Highland Way goes through the village and it marks the start of the
Rob Roy Way, also the National Cycle track 7 goes through here. For those who want to visit the east of Loch Lomond, Balmaha and Rowerdennan, the loch-side road starts at the centre of the village. All in all it is therefore an important village in the park.
The Glengoyne distillery is not far from Drymen, and is definitely worth visiting. The photograph above is of Dumgoyne hill (just outside the National Park) from which the distillery takes its name. The distillery produces the world famous Glengoyne single malt, an award winning scottish malt whisky. Glengoyne is open to visitors all year round and tours are hourly from 10am to 4 pm Monday to Saturday and from 12noon to 4 pm on Sundays
Drymen probably owes its origins to the fact that Endrick Water could be crossed just below the village just before it flowed into Loch Lomond, it has also prospered with the growth of tourism to the area from the times of Sir Walter Scott who made the Trossachs to the north a popular spot. It is interesting to note that the oldest village pub dates back to 1734 and the church came along a little later at 1771. As you would expect of a popular village with so many tourist routes going through it, there are a wide variety of accommodation establishments to choose from.
Drymen in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Scotland