A “quaint” village on the banks of Loch Lomond has been chosen as one of the UK’s most picturesque settlements.

Luss has been lauded as one of the six best ‘chocolate box villages’ – a destination which is deemed traditionally pretty – by luxury brand Fulton Umbrellas.

The village, which was the only Scottish community mentioned on the list, was praised for its sights, its range of restaurants and cafes, and its local heritage trail.

A spokesperson said: “Luss is a historical village with something for everyone.

“Among the rows of quaint slate cottages, you can find several shops, restaurants, and cafes – or take a stroll along the picturesque waterfront while enjoying an ice cream.

“Meanwhile, the Luss Heritage Trail provides a peaceful, easy-going circular walk around the village and surrounding countryside.

“From Luss, you can also hop on a boat tour around Loch Lomond, which is the UK’s largest inland lake.

“From here, you can stop off at other villages around the loch, learn more about the area, sail to Inchcailloch Island, and explore the nature reserves.

“For more adventurous spirits, Luss is also home to plenty of water sports centres where you can try out paddle-boarding, kayaking, water skiing and more.”

Also making the list of top ‘chocolate box villages’ was Portmeirion in Wales, Haworth in West Yorkshire, Painswick in Gloucestershire, Bibury in Gloucestershire, and Cartmel in Cumbria.