If you are looking for a memorable trip when you come to Glasgow this won't be a problem as Scotland is full of history, cultural experiences and enjoyable things to do.
Scotland is well-known for its beautiful castles, it's typically what springs to people's minds when they think of Scotland. You are never too far away from a castle no matter where you are in Scotland. If you are looking for one close to Glasgow we recommend you go visit Stirling Castle as it is one of the greatest castles in Scotland with it's dramatic positioning and stunning architecture - it is bound to take your breath away. Balmoral Castle is the Royal Family's holiday home and is known to be callled her 'dear paradise in the Highlands'. When the royal family are not in residence, visitors can enjoy exploring this castle by getting to see the Ballroom, the largest room in the castle and take a stroll through the delightful gardens. Edinburgh Castle is located in the heart of Scotland's capital city on a extinct volcano. It is the most famous castle as it houses the Crown Jewels, the Stone of Destiny and Mons Meg. If you plan on visiting then try make sure you are on time for the firing of the One O'Clock Gun.
Explore the beautiful scenery the Highlands has to offer - surrounded by stunning lochs and mountains. Visiting the Highlands is a must if you are planning on making the most of your trip to Scotland. You might even recogise some sites if you have seen the Harry Potter Films/ the Outlander TV series. To view these remarkable places you can decide the best way to explore this whether that is via a car, bike or by foot.
Loch Ness is Scotlands biggest and most renowned Loch, all thanks to the Loch Ness monster Nessie. This loch is very beautiful and is 23 miles long and 1 mile wide - you can go on a beautiful cruise along Loch Ness via the Royal Scot to soak in the incredible scenery.
The Isle of Skye is also a must see and definitely one to add to your list. This will no doubt be an unforgettable experience! For more information and tips for planning your adventure then check out this website: https://www.myskyetime.com/
Aviemore is a very popular holiday resort in the Highlands with stunning mountains, lochs and forests surrounding the town. There are plenty of activities all year round. It has gorgeous scenery, wildlife, and lots of outdoor activities to choose from.
If you would like to more information on popular destinations in the Highlands, take a look at Visit Scotland's page on 'The Highlands': https://www.visitscotland.com/destinations-maps/highlands/
Isle of Skye road bridge
Sligachan on the Isle of Skye
The Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye
This is a place that is best suited for people who are wanting to relax and explore a completely new way of life. The Atlantic Island chains are full of stunning mountains and white sandy beaches (you could literally be anywhere), located just off the west coast of Scotland. You will not be disappointed as it has some of the best food, drink and you can get a real feel of the Gaelic culture.
For information on visiting the Outer Hebrides and to make the most out of your trip, go visit: https://www.visitouterhebrides.co.uk
Tangasdale Beach, beside the Isle of Barra Hotel
Callanish Standing Stones, Isle Of Lewis
The Butt Of Lewis Lighthouse, Isle Of Lewis
If you are looking for another city in Scotland to see then we would recommend going to Edinburgh (the capital city) as it is a bustling city which has deep history and very well-preserved architecture. This is known to be the hilly capital with Edinburgh Castle looking over the city. The Capital of Scotland is home to the Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny.
Why not go shopping in Edinburgh as it is full of luxury brands, high street stores and beautiful boutiques. Similar to Glasgow it caters to all styles and budgets. If you are looking for a place to relax after shopping then go explore the Princes Street Gardens which has gorgeous floral displays, monuments etc.
Grassmarket in Edinburgh's Old Town is most popular for it's independent merchants, artisans, galleries and cafes. It is also known to have the best restaurants and bars in the city.
Visit the Royal Yacht Britannia which is a fascinating museum that use to be the Queen's very own yacht but now visitors can tour the State Apartments and Royal Bedrooms.
Also visitors of Edinburgh are more than welcome to take a tour around the Scottish Parliament. If you are lucky enough you might be able to see the public gallery or debating chamber (however, check this before you go to avoid disappointment).
For more things to do in Edinburgh take a look on Edinburgh's Convention Bureau website: https://edinburgh.org/things-to-do/
Princes Street Gardens
Shopping - St James Quarter
The Royal Yacht Britannia
Is one of the world's top/oldest golf destinations. Many want to try play this course as many of the best golfers have teed off from this spectacular golf course. Due to the popularity it is recommended that you reserve your spot 6 months in advance. Closeby you can also find the British Golf Museum.
Some of the other top things to do is to explore the university grounds, see the medieval architecture, and it's natural history museum and art galleries.