Explore Scotland: The Best Day Trips From Glasgow

Top towns and cities to visit from Glasgow

Dundee – 90 minute drive

The city of Dundee is finally getting the recognition it deserves, now that it plays host to the only V&A Museum outside London. It’s also Scotland’s sunniest city and home to buzzing nightlife, a great music scene and an award winning theatre, Dundee Rep.

Ahh, bonny Scotland. One of the most striking, vibrant and memorable places you’ll ever visit. Dynamic modern cities and magnificent old buildings give way to windswept coastlines and fields upon fields of heather, so that Scotland surprises you at every turn.

It’s one of the reasons we fell head over heels for Glasgow. Not only is it a fantastic city in its own right but our boutique hotel in Glasgow apartment hotel is perfectly located for exploring the country, and is bursting with history of its own.

That’s why we’ve put together our very own list of the best day trips from Glasgow.

Edinburgh – 40 minute drive

Scotland’s cosmopolitan capital is most famous for its world renowned festivals, legendary Hogmanay (new year’s eve) celebrations and incredible castle. It’s also a seamless blend of old and new, melding a friendly, student town feel with its unique gravitas and impressive architecture.

St Andrews – 90 minute drive

St Andrews University may be where the love story of Will and Kate began, but there’s more to why visitors flock here every year. Beaches, botanical gardens and museums draw in the crowds, as do the famous golf courses.

Top scenery to explore from Glasgow

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs – 30 minute drive

A breath-taking national park that stretches over 720 square miles, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs include mountains, glens, forest parks and the famous lochs (lakes).

Loch Ness – 3 hour drive

It’d be a shame to take in the sights of Scotland and not drop in on dear Nessie. You can see why the mythical monster has made her home here – this huge, stunning lake is contains more fresh water than all the lakes in England and Wales put together.

Ayrshire Coast – 45 minute drive

The home of the great bard, Robert Burns, is Ayrshire and Arran, which comprises countryside towns, an ancient castle, museums, stately homes and the sandy shores once landed upon by Vikings.

So, what are you waiting for? You take the high road and I’ll take the low road… come and visit Scotland.

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