Drumkinnon Tower, Ben Lomond Way
Loch Lomond, Scotland, G83 8QL
Phone: 01389 721500
Explore an amazing underwater world and take a fascinating journey from the Loch Lomond shores to the ocean depths through 7 themed zones, including the 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 the playful family of otters. Find out how it feels to touch a starfish, crab and other creatures living in the interactive rock pool. Sea Life Loch Lomond is located at the impregnable Drumkinnon Tower, Ben Lomond Way, in Balloch, Scotland. It sits in splendid scenery not far from Dumbarton.
The penny machine is located near the Jaws of the shark exhibit. The design choice is restricted by Sea Life Europe to only 10 designs nationwide. Open Monday through Sunday 10:00 am to 17:00 (5:00 pm) with last admission at 16:00 (4:00 pm).
[Collector's Tip] As with all Pennymangle machines a better result is obtained by having the Queen's head against the die. The portcullis on the reverse side can leave a slight witness on the rolled penny.
Current designs all have a beaded border with 'Sea Life Loch Lomond':
1. (V) Sea horse.
2. (H) Clown fish (Nemo fish).
3. (H) A swimming shark with its mouth open.
4. (V) Mermaid.
Retired designs all have a beaded border with 'Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium':
1. (V) A swimming shark with its mouth open.
2. (H) Octopus.
3. (H) Manta Ray.
G.P.S. coordinates: Latitude:N56° 0' 20.5236" Longitude: W4° 35' 27.5136"
The machine works great as of Jan 7, 2011. Try to get a discount ticket brochure when you are still in Glasgow as this town does not carry any of the discounted brochures. -TM