In 1932, racing driver Kaye Don piloted a speedboat to a new water speed record on Loch Lomond, achieving almost 120 miles per hour on the water. We can't promise you'll match his achievement, but with Loch Lomond Leisure Scotland, you can get a taste of Don's lust for water-borne excitement. Strap in for a 30-minute speedboat tour for up to seven people for £29, and see the picturesque views as you zip around the historic site (a £60 value). Whizz around the many small islands on the lake, spotting church ruins and local wildlife as you pass, or simply savour the thrill of skipping along the surface of the water -- with longer rides available should you wish to upgrade. As for the world record -- these days you'd have to top 317 miles per hour to beat it, and how would you take in the breathtaking views at that speed?
Enjoy By 26 September, 2012