Glasgow

TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND

 

GLASGOW

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 Clye. 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.

This Is Glasgow is a really useful guide to things to do in Glasgow, as is Time Out.

TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND

Edinburgh

TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND 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 EdinburghAnd what a

Loch Lomond

TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND   LOCH LOMONDThe 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

East Coast

TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND   EAST COASTWhile the 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!Visit the East Coast’s best beaches and townsWhile the

West Coast

TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND   WEST COASTWe’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

Glasgow

TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND   GLASGOWIt 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

Perth

TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND   PERTHFormerly 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

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

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

MORE THINGS TO DO AT LOCHEND CHALETS

With so much on offer at Lochend Chalets we have listed our favourite things to do for you. Browse all the amazing things you can do when you enjoy a short break ta The Lake of Menteith. Stay on site or explore the local landscapes. Take a day trip somewhere further afield or use your holiday lodge as a base to tour around Scotland. Whatever you want to do there will always be something to keep you entertained and make memories that will last a lifetime.