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Day Trips from Glasgow

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Glasgow has enough sights and attractions to keep anyone busy for a good few days. Nevertheless, there are plenty of wonders on the city's doorstep and even a little further afield. From train journeys through Highland splendour to adrenaline-fuelled mountain biking expeditions, Scotland is an easy place to explore from its biggest city.
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A journey to the Highlands isn’t necessary for exploring one of Scotland’s most quintessential pleasures: whisky. Glengoyne Distillery, which has been producing single-malt scotch whiskies since 1833, is just a 20-minute drive from Glasgow city...
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Loch Lomond, United Kingdom
The glittering waters of Loch Lomond—all 27 square miles of them—are on Glasgow’s doorstep less than 40 minutes away. Part of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, the largest inland expanse of water in Great Britain naturally attracts all...
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Fort William, UK
What was expected to be the low point of a two day getaway at the foot of Ben Nevis turned out to be one of the more beautiful experiences of my life so far. The four hour train ride between Glasgow and Fort William takes you between snow-capped...
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Upper Colquhoun St, Helensburgh G84 9AJ, UK
Hill House is a short train ride, plus a short walk up a hill from Glasgow. It's one of architect Charles Rennie Macintosh's most famous buildings. A great day trip. Beautifully restored, with lovely gardens and views of the water. Stop at the...
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Crianlarich FK20, UK
Experience Scotland’s scenic 42-mile West Highland Line by rail—including a ride on Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Express—and on foot. You’ll depart from Glasgow, cross famous mountain passes, and stop for hikes in spots such as the waterfalls near...
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Scotland is world-famous for its mountain biking and Craigvinean is a perfect place to get a taste of what some of the Highlands have to offer, without too much of a drive from Glasgow or Edinburgh. The range of trails at Craigvinean is brilliant...
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Lime Rd, Tamfourhill, Falkirk FK1 4RS, UK
Falkirk wheel is a rotating boat lift that connects Forth & Clyde canal in Glasgow with Union Canal in Edinburgh. It's a great experience to be part of this and to cruise through the canal. The area around this wheel has children play areas and...
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34 Old Mill Rd, Uddingston, Glasgow G71 7HH, UK
Most companies evolve with the changing times to ensure success. In the case of Tunnock's, however, the rule has been turned on its head. Makers of legendary items (in Scotland at least) such as the tea cake, the caramel wafer and the snowball,...
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Buchanan galleries, 220 Buchanan St, Glasgow G1 2FF, UK
Long before the advent of cheap package breaks, the typical Glaswegian summer holiday ritual was to take a trip "doon the watter" on one of the pleasure boats that serviced the seaside resorts on the Firth of Clyde. With several cruise companies...