Loch Ard

A loch in the Trossachs district of Stirling Council Area, Loch Ard lies to the north of Loch Ard Forest, 3 miles (5 km) west of Aberfoyle. The River Forth flows from the eastern end of the Loch. Loch Ard has an area of 243 ha (600 acres) and a mean depth of 13.4m (44 feet). Sir Walter Scott, in his novel Rob Roy, described the loch as 'an enchanting sheet of water'. On the south shore are the remains of a castle built by Murdoch Stewart, Duke of Albany, Regent of Scotland (c.1362 - 1425). The loch gave its name to the Royal Navy frigate HMS Loch Ard launched in 1944.

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