Alexandria, situated in the Vale of Leven, Scotland, is a small town, and there isn’t that much to do, honestly. The coolest thing about Alexandria is that it has a pub and a railway station in the middle of a roundabout. However, if you’re interested in exploring the surrounding area (Loch Lomond), then it makes sense to stay here for a night or two.
The main shopping center in town means you have access to cheap food and any other necessities, and there is a post office and a few ATMs as well. There are lots of small shops and more touristy shops that sell all sorts of Scottish paraphernalia. Nightlife isn’t really exciting, but there are some pubs that entertain a local crowd of folks who’ve been around for a while and have plenty of good stories.
Out of town there is lots to do. Loch Lomond is a beautiful lake, one of the largest in Great Britain. There are lots tiny islands in the loch, and it’s quite scenic, so as a result it can get fairly populated with tourists. It’s located within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park now, so if you like walks, check out ahead of time for some beautiful routes. Nearby there is Balloch, Glasgow, and Stirling. Stirling Castle is well worth a visit if you get the time to go.
You can reach your Alexandria hostel by bus, train, or car. Be warned, though, finding parking in the town center area can be a bit tricky.
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