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Buchanan Arms Hotel, Drymen

Drymen, Drymen, By Loch Lomond, G63 0BQ, UK
Buchanan Arms Hotel, Drymen Buchanan Arms Hotel, Drymen 01360 660 588 Drymen Drymen
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  • Private Car Park
  • Leisure with pool
  • WiFi (Public Spaces)
  • Gym
  • Golf in Local Area

With its new management team, the Buchanan Arms Hotel, has already seen notable improvements in the guest experience. The Buchanan Arms is a great base to explore the Loch Lomond area - located in the conservation village of Drymen.

Rooms & Facilities
Facilities: swipe to see more
  • Private Car Park
  • Leisure with pool
  • WiFi (Public Spaces)
  • Gym
  • Golf in Local Area

Number of Bedrooms: 52

Parking Spaces: 60

Steps into Hotel: 3

Check In Time: 3pm

Check Out Time: 11am

The Buchanan Arms Hotel in Drymen has been one of the main hotels in the Loch Lomond area for well over 100 years. A former coaching inn standing in the heart of the picturesque conservation village of Drymen. The Buchanan Arms Hotel really absorbs the ambience of the beautiful surrounding countryside and nearby Loch Lomond, which is 4 miles away.  There is a whole host of things to see and do in this area. You can cruise on Loch Lomond, walk part of the West Highland Way or tour the Trossachs. It's a great area for cycling too. Glasgow and Stirling are only 30 minutes away. 

The Buchanan Arms 52 bedrooms are individually decorated with contemporary comfort is very much in keeping with the styling of the hotel.

As you might expect of a hotel so blessed in its setting, fresh local produce is the speciality here at the Salmon Leap Restaurant within the Buchanan Arms Hotel. Menus offer an interesting choice of traditional Scottish mixed with a few International favourites. All are chosen and carefully prepared by a skilled team of chefs. The chefs also prepare special dishes daily.

Guests have free use of  Buchanan Arms extensive leisure facilities.  Or you can book a spa treatment in advance.

The Buchanan Arms Hotel in Drymen offers great late deals and special offers on short breaks throughout the year.



tick TV
tick Tea/Coffee
tick Iron/Board
tick Toiletries
tick Hairdryer
tick Telephone
tick Cots Supplied
tick Family Room for 5
tick Family Room for 3
tick Family Room for 4

All of the bedrooms at the Buchanan Arms Hotel have full ensuite amenities with baths and showers, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. There are also tea and coffee facilities in every room to make that relaxing “cuppa”.

Your windows to the world - not only will you have some great views across the local landscapes - but direct dial telephones and televisions can keep you in touch with the wider world should you choose.

The Buchanan Arms Hotel can arrange anything for you in your room, by prior request, from a lovely bottle of rose or sparkling champagne to enjoy on arrival, to chocolates and fresh flowers for the romantics.

The hotel also has the option to upgrade your room to the following (additional supplements charged)

Superior Double/Twin Room
Full of character and charm, the Superior Double rooms offer a stylish combination of classic luxury and contemporary design for a perfect stay, whether travelling for business or leisure.

The spacious interiors include a comfortable Double bed providing guests with instant relaxation, comfort, and peace of mind.

The bathrooms are lavish in size and beautifully appointed.

Family Rooms
Each of the Family rooms boasts a unique layout and makes fine use of its magnanimous space, furnished with a comfortable 1 Double bed and 1 Single bed.

The rooms offer unparalleled luxury, specially designed for you to relax and unwind along with your family.
The bathrooms are well-equipped with amenities that will make your stay a perfect one.

Buchanan Arms Hotel can accommodate Families with 2 adults and 3 children however these rooms are limited so we advise contacting our reservations team prior to booking.

Bar & Restaurant

Be it an informal light meal in the Lounge or an evening meal in the Salmon Leap restaurant you can be assured of the best quality food and fine wines will be served by the Buchanan Arms Hotel. All this in relaxed surroundings with an unmistakable Scottish character and feel.

Breakfast is served Mon - Fri 6.30 am – 9.30 am and Sat/Sun 7.00 am - 10.00 am

Lunch is served from 12pm to 2.30pm

Dinner is served daily 5pm-8pm

Bar & Lounge
Welcome to The Sun Lounge & Bar, where you will taste the most delicious cocktails and beverages for a memorable evening of luxury and elegance. We also serve snacks in our lounge bar and conservatory.

This elegant and vibrant bar is the perfect place for either pre or post-dinner drinks and provides the perfect setting for reunions, business meets, or even just a confab.

Start your weekend early with us and enjoy lip-smacking good cocktails, chilled beers, and attentively sourced wines accompanied by fine dining and deftly prepared bar bites at our Lounge Bar.

Try a speciality drink – Buchanan Arms Gin Cup which is a delightful mix of gin, mint, apples, lime, and elderflower – the perfect end to a long day!

Open Monday to Saturday 8 am to midnight
Sunday 8 am to 10.30 pm


tick Fitness Suite
tick Sauna
tick Steam Room
tick Relaxation Area
tick Beauty Treatments
tick Jacuzzi
tick Poolside Terrace
tick Spa Bath
tick Aerobics Suite
tick Squash Court

The Buchanan Club is one of the area's leading venues for a holistic lifestyle, providing both active and relaxing pursuits to help combat the stresses of modern life.  A full list of spa treatments is available at the Buchanan Arms and advise be booked in advance of your stay.

Leisure facility's opening times 
Fri/Sat/Sun – leisure closes at 9pm – last entry 8pm
Mon-Thurs – closed 10pm last entry 9pm

Full changing facilities
14m pool
Spa pool
Squash courts
Steam room
Aerobics classes
Circuit classes
Yoga classes
Water aerobics

The club has excellent ladies and gents changing rooms with high-pressure showers, lockers and other facilities. They are furnished in a modern style to provide an invigorating atmosphere after a strenuous workout, ready to revitalise you before you return to the outside world. The club as well as other necessary toiletries provide for towels.

Whatever you choose to do, the fully trained staff is there to take care of you.

Location & Directions

Directions to Buchanan Arms Hotel, Drymen

From Glasgow centre (17 miles approx)
Take the signposts to Aberfoyle A81:

From Glasgow Airport (distance 25 miles)
Take the M8 to Glasgow, follow exit signs to Clyde Tunnel and then keep to the signs to Aberfoyle A81:

Then - At the Bearsden Cross round about take the A809 to Drymen, which is signposted from then onwards

Rush Hour Alternative - take the M8 to Greenock and follow signposts to Erskine Bridge. After crossing the bridge take the A82 to Loch Lomond. Close to reaching Loch Lomond follow the signs to Balloch, which will take you on the A811.

From Stirling (Distance 23 miles)
Follow signposts to Loch Lomond and A811:

From Edinburgh (Distance approx 55 miles)
Leave Edinburgh on the M9 to Stirling and take exit 10 following the tourist route signs to: Loch Lomond, this will take you to the A811:

Then - you find Drymen along this road, signposted after approximately 15 miles

Notice Board

Hotel Notice Board

The hotel is unable to accommodate guests who require accessible rooms. 


Things to See and Do
tick Walking
tick Fishing
tick Golf in Local Area
tick Wildlife Watching
tick Water Sports

Assault course to sailing on Loch Lomond, fishing, cycling and golf. It is great walking country too with the West Highland Way passing the hotel.

Drymen is also only approx 9 miles from Loch Lomond Shores, which is a gateway to Scotland’s first National Park. It is one of Scotland’s most spectacular visitor destinations, combining the beautiful environment with an outstanding mixture of leisure and shopping experiences overlooking the majesty of Loch Lomond at Balloch - making the Buchanan Arms Hotel great for leisure breaks. Here are a few to have a look at.

If you fancy a walk then there is a wonderful walk at Connic Hill, Balmaha. It is a hill walk on paths. It takes about an hour each way and the views over Loch Lomond is well worth the hike.  At the bottom, The Oak Tree Inn is a great place for a well earned drink and good pub grub.

Sweeneys Cruises

Climb Ben Lomond


Loch Lomond SeaPlanes

Are there steps into the pool?
There are steps into the pool from the changing room end and ladders at the opposite end.
Does the hotel have accessible rooms?
Unfortunately the hotel doesn't have any accessible rooms.
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