Glasgow

TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND

 

GLASGOW DAY TRIP

It always amazes me that while you sit by the lake at Lochend, you’re actually less than an hour from the centre of Scotland’s biggest city, or just over an hour if you drive to Milngavie and get the train from there.

The best things to do in Glasgow

Generally considered Scotland’s second city, Glasgow is without doubt number one when it comes to the sheer energy of its arts, with a really buzzing music scene and some of the most exciting – and largely free – museums and galleries in Britain. These include the Burrell Collection, the magnificent Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and the cutting-edge Glasgow Science Centre, full of wonderfully interactive exhibits, workshops and shows that kids absolutely adore.

And while Edinburgh is undoubtedly beautiful, Glasgow is a beguiling mix of grit and glitz, with long rows of sandstone terraces, fantastical spires and Georgian crescents overlooking shipyards along the Clyde. It’s also much easier to get around than Edinburgh, with a wonderfully simple underground train system – aka The Clockwork Orange – whisking you from the centre (the converted 18th century warehouses of Merchant City are a must) out to the quirky West End shops in minutes. A Glasgow day trip is an ideal day out from Lochend, for anyone seeking a bit of big city culture to balance out their holiday in the Scottish countryside. 

The Visit Scotland guide to Glasgow is a useful guide to things to do in Glasgow, as is Time Out.

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Edinburgh

TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHENDDAY TRIP TO EDINBURGHWhere to start? First, perhaps, by saying that while Lochend feels incredibly secluded, in fact, we’re only about 75 minutes from the Royal Mile – or maybe two hours if you take the one-hour train from Dunblane or Stirling to Waverley Station.The best things to do in

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Loch Lomond

TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND LOCH LOMOND DAY TRIPThe famous ‘bonny banks of Loch Lomond’ lie only about half an hour’s drive from our chalets, offering beautiful walks, magnificent scenery and at its southern shores a panoramic shopping and leisure complex with restaurants, a visitor centre, cruise tours, and an aquarium.Visiting Britain’s biggest lake from

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East Coast

TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND EAST COAST DAY TRIPWhile Scotland’s West Coast has a wild, wind-lashed beauty and a string of magical islands, the East Coast wins every time when it comes to cute fishing villages and bucket-and-spade seaside towns – with no midges, even in summer!Take a day trip to Fife for the best

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West Coast

TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND WEST COAST DAY TRIPWe’re only 90 minutes from Glencoe, and two hours from Fort William and Oban, Gateway to the Isles. With the beautiful Inner Hebridean island of Mull only a 45-minute ferry from Oban, that means even some of the most dramatic Highland & Island scenery is just a

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Glasgow

TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND GLASGOW DAY TRIPIt always amazes me that while you sit by the lake at Lochend, you’re actually less than an hour from the centre of Scotland’s biggest city, or just over an hour if you drive to Milngavie and get the train from there.The best things to do in GlasgowGenerally

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Perth

TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND PERTH DAY TRIPFormerly the capital of Scotland, Perth is a really elegant old town lying on the banks of the Tay – not for nothing it is known as the Fair City. Only about an hour from Lochend, Perth has lovely galleries, a handsome semi-pedestrianised centre with great shops and

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Stirling

TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND   STIRLINGOfficially granted ‘city’ status as part of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002, Stirling nevertheless feels more like a town than a city, with one Vue cinema, a fab new leisure centre, a pretty, pedestrianised centre, and a cluster of nice old medieval lanes up by the magnficent

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Oban

TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND   OBANThe pretty harbour town of Oban, little bay in Gaelic, is a very lovely 2 and a bit hour drive from  Lochend. Passing by the Green Wellie Stop and the Gold Mine at Tyndrum, skirting round the  edge of the beautiful Loch Awe and passing, or stopping, at

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HOLIDAYS AT LOCHEND CHALETS - MORE THINGS TO DO

Browse a selection of our favourite things to do when you enjoy a short break here on the Lake of Menteith. Stay on site or explore local landscapes. Explore our national park, take a trip further afield, or use your holiday lodge as a base to tour around Scotland. Whatever your interests, there will always be something to keep you entertained and make memories that will last a lifetime.