While Glasgow is home to many amazing sights and attractions, sometimes people need to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The countryside is appealing to so many people, and the quaint towns and villages surrounding the city are pretty and relaxing to many people. Going for a walk and then to a Scottish country pub is a great way to spend a weekend, and there are great places in and around Glasgow that can provide this.
- Loch Ness – The Loch Ness is one of the most famous attractions in Scotland, and high on people’s lists of places to visit. There is no doubt that you’ll have a fun filled day walking along the banks, cruising on the water and trying to spot the famous monster. Movies, stories, and songs have all been written with the famed monster in mind, so children and adults alike can have a great time here.
- Stirling – This is only 30 mins in the car, or a short train ride away from Glasgow. Stirling makes a great day trip, and is home to some beautiful castles, which once hosted historic battles. William Wallis and Robert the Bruce both fought here, and the site of the castle atop a volcanic crag is really spectacular.
- Loch Lomond – This is a must-visit for many tourists as it is the basis for the classic folk song of the same name. This Loch is a really beautiful attraction, and it’s also close to some cute villages and even whisky distilleries. There’s also some great golf courses nearby, a national park, and cruises so you can sail across the Loch.
- Dumbarton Castle – The origins of the castle date back over 1500 years, and it is now a dramatic structure perched atop a hill. There are some breathtaking views from the castle, and some of the old artillery are still in place, as are other artifacts.
There are many other places around the city, however the ones listed here are some of the best. Only a short train ride or trip in the car gets you here.