While the mention of Loch Lomond reminders most avid readers of The Adventures of Tintin, a famous comic book series in which one of its characters, Captain Haddock is constantly seen drinking Loch Lomond brand whisky, in Glasgow, United Kingdom, it takes on a different meaning in a wholly different context.

Glasgow is home to the Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium where it gives its visitors the unique opportunity of seeing sharks, a Giant Pacific Octopus, the only Giant Sea Turtle in the entirety of Scotland and more. A visit to this aquarium is an experience like no other for visitors can pick up crabs, touch starfish and even meet otters. Some of the creatures that can be seen at the Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium include jellyfish, black tip reef sharks, albino dogfish, green turtles and even clownfish.

Sea Life has 35 aquarium locations around the world with multiple aquariums in the United Kingdom, Germany, the United States as well as a multitude of European countries. It also carries a number of conservation efforts and houses endangered species as well. Therefore, one would be able to observe critically endangered species that they would never have seen before. A number of their conservation efforts involve sharks, seals and otters and have resulted in the successful breeding of seahorses.

The Aquarium’s celebration of one of the world’s most magnificent creatures ‘Shark Week’ concluded on the 4th November and conducted a number of fun activities such as face painting, shark feeding times, shark tests, quizzes and much more to raise awareness about these greatly misunderstood mammals and also boost conservation efforts. In addition, the aquarium is actively engaged in a Shark campaigns and Whale and Dolphin campaigns as well.

While one ticket costs around 13 pounds, bulk purchasing on tickets provide the purchaser with substantial discounts. Furthermore, for those who visit often, their Annual Pass is a worth while investment.

If you are on the search for UK hotel specials during your stay in Glasgow, make your way to the Glasgow hotel belonging to the Millennium & Copthorne Hotels UK. This chain boasts of some of the best 4 star UK hotels and can be found in Kensington, Manchester and Aberdeen as well as in multiple other locations.

Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.