Day trips are the perfect way to discover the beautiful Scottish scenery, culture and history, offering plenty of photo ops along the way. Glasgow is well positioned to see more of Scotland's treasures, and many are just short trips. Here are 3 of our best Glasgow day trips, which come highly recommended.
Learn of the Scottish heroes and history with a visit to medieval Stirling Castle, which is one the country's most significant icons. The Glengoyne Distillery is the place to be, in order to sample single malt whisky. You can also choose to partake in Master Classes and Blending Session, for those who are whisky lovers. Loch Lomond is a playground with plenty of activities for children, couples and families. Opt for a boat ride, bike hire for some cycling or explore the gorgeous forests of the Trossachs.
Heading into the highlands you will reach spectacular Glencoe. Having been voted as the most romantic glen, it is the ultimate place for mountaineering and impressive scenery. Whilst soaked in history, here you can learn about the 1692 massacre of Clan MacDonald for something with an edge. Travel through Fort William the old military post and continue on up the Great Glen. You can choose to have lunch at Fort Augustus on the banks of the Loch Ness (minus the monster) and go for cruise if you dare. Head back through thriving Inverness and the Wallace Monument, paying tribute to Mel Gibson's movie Braveheart.
Having the nation's capital only a mere hours drive from Glasgow, it would be outrageous not to pop in for a visit. There is an abundance of things to do in Edinburgh. In the summer months and this year the Commonwealth Games, there is plenty of festival viewing incorporating things such as films, books, politics and art. The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is perfectly placed with a lovely riverside walk and is a must do. Arthur's Seat should also place on your list, as no other city has an extinct volcano in its surroundings. It is an able bodied workout and also offers some geological education. The city has some architectural delights which are worth checking out. Of course, you can have no plan and simply wander the cobbled streets past the gorgeous, quaint little bars and pubs. There are Michelin starred restaurants to dine at or of course, the traditional watering holes for the local experience.
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