Eight irresistible attractions of Glasgow you don’t want to miss
From Charles Rennie Mackintosh treasures to the glorious place of Scottish Kings, there are a multitude of locations to explore in Glasgow and the vicinities this season. There are many fun things you can do so continue reading and see how many you can tick off on your avenues’ checklist of Glasgow sightseeing.
Balloch Castle Country Park
Visitors and locals alike head to the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, but some perhaps travel to Balloch Castle Country Park on the eastern side of the Loch.
The Hill House
2018 honours 150 years of the heritage of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his globally renowned designs. Glasgow is without a doubt a hotbed for his design and style, but in close proximity of Helensburgh, you’ll find an entire house created by the man himself.
Hidden, at the toes of the Kilpatrick hills and on-route to Loch Lomond Glasgow, the Auchentoshan Distillery runs on the special three-way distilled process to make a smooth, light single-malt whiskey.
You don’t have to wait patiently for wintertime to hit the fields with real snow every single day at Snow Factor at Intu Braehead.
Whether snowboarding, snow skiing, sledging or ice hiking is your thing, you’re in the absolute right place. If you are staying for a week, don’t forget to plan for it beforehand.
You can find many flats, condos or luxury villas on the internet. Just browse through some sites and review a long list of properties. Renting in Glasgow is not a problem at all: you can find any appropriate property to stay as the majority of residential areas have turned out to be a successful tourist destination.
To put it simply, Paisley Abbey is a magnificent place to visit, plus it is less than 15 minutes by train from Glasgow Central station. This building itself is rich in heritage, but don’t forget to look out for the gargoyle based on the beast from the popular 80s film, Alien – a good example of one of the stonemasons who modernised the abbey in the 19th century.
Pollok House and park
A dreamland just on the outskirts of the town, Pollok House is certainly an Edwardian treasure, housing a remarkable collection of Spanish Artwork. The Edwardian kitchen is a good place to get a bite to eat before you decide to explore the riverside and woodland walks and in the country park.
You don’t have to leave the town to get indulged into some thrilling watersports, thanks to Scotland’s synthetic white-water course at Pinkston. This place is in the northern part of the town with a lot-to-do-things in the area such as dining in some truly scrumptious local restaurants and taking a stroll along the canal.
In the middle of the town there is a Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Architecture and Designs. This building was the first public commission by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and nowadays houses the Mackintosh Interpretation Centre.
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