Custom Tours from Glasgow
Welcome to Glasgow, a major visitor and tourist destination in the South West of Scotland. In addition to the many and varied sites within the city, Glasgow is well positioned for short tours to a very wide range of famous and interesting sites and experiences.
Tell me a little about the range of Custom Tours from Glasgow
Glasgow is within range of a number of well known visitor sites which include Loch Lomond, Loch Ness, Culzean Castle, Burns Country, Hadrian’s Wall, Isle of Arran, Edinburgh, Stirling Castle, Falkirk Wheel and various whisky distilleries.
Tell me more about Custom tour destinations from Glasgow.
For ease of reference, the extensive list of possibilities is provided below under geographic sub-headings. It should be possible to reach each of the named destinations and return to Glasgow within one day. However, some trips may take up to twelve hours and in isolated cases an overnight stay may be required.
The principal destinations are listed below but we are flexible and happy to consider others.
Destinations North of Glasgow
- Loch Lomond: One of Scotland’s largest lochs (lakes) which offers boat trips, the quaint heritage village of Luss, hiking and opportunities for photography.
- Glencoe: Rugged Scottish Highlands scenery and site of a famous massacre in 1692.
- Loch Ness: Scotland’s most famous loch (lake) and home to the legendary Loch Ness Monster.
- Inveraray: An unusual and attractive 18th century planned town close to which is Inveraray Castle, home to the Chief of Clan Campbell.
- Kilmartin Glen: Connect with prehistory dating back about 5000 years. Kilmartin is a valley populated with stone circles, rock art and burial cairns.
- Trossachs Region: Mountains and lochs which include Ben Lomond and Loch Lomond. Enjoy a boat trip on Loch Katrine, visit Aberfoyle, Callander, Lake of Menteith and Glengoyne Distillery.
- Rob Roy Trail: Connect with Scottish legend, Rob Roy MacGregor who is associated with Balquhidder and the Trossachs.
- Central Scotland: Includes Loch Tay, Dunkeld, Pitlochry, Aberfeldy and more.
Destinations South of Glasgow
- Scottish Borders Region: Famous Border Abbeys, Floors Castle, Sir Walter Scott connection, Lochcarron tartan shop, Border Reivers and gently rolling scenery.
- Culzean Castle: Stunning 18th century mansion set in extensive grounds and benefiting from coastal setting.
- Burns Country: Visit Alloway, Ayr and places connected with Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns.
- Drumlanrig Castle: A 17th century, Renaissance mansion set in extensive grounds and gardens. Home to the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry.
- Hadrian’s Wall: Rome’s northern frontier for much of the period between 2nd and 5th centuries AD. Now a World Heritage Site featuring many forts Roman settlements and museums including Housesteads, Vindolanda and Corbridge.
- Clyde Coast. A coastal drive with views of the Firth of Clyde (bay or estuary), Northern Ireland, islands, castles, marinas, raised beaches, rural landscapes, harbours and golf courses.
Destinations East of Glasgow
- World Heritage Site of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city: Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, Rosslyn Chapel and much more.
- New Lanark: Connect with 18th century industrial history. A restored 18th century, water powered cotton mill which is now a World Heritage Site. A child friendly visitor experience.
- Bothwell Castle: Scotland’s largest and finest 13th century castle located close to the River Clyde.
- Falkirk Wheel: The world’s only rotating boat lift which links the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals. A well presented, child friendly visitor experience.
- Antonine Wall: For a period of about 20 years in the 2nd century AD replaced Hadrian’s Wall as the northern frontier of the Roman Empire on a line roughly between modern-day Glasgow and Edinburgh.
- Stirling Castle: A very well presented and popular former military castle and Renaissance era Royal Palace.
Destinations West of Glasgow
- Isle of Arran: ‘Scotland in miniature’ featuring castles, prehistoric stone circles, mountainous scenery and quaint villages.
- Govan Carved Stones: A unique collection of thirty one carved stones dating from the 9th-11th centuries located in a church in the old shipbuilding town of Govan.
- Dumbarton Castle: A very ancient fortified site close to the Firth of Clyde. A steep climb is rewarded with stunning views encompassing the Clyde, Dumbarton and (visibility permitting) Ben Lomond. A good location for bird watching.
- Paisley: An industrial history centred on thread and textile manufacture. Here are many interesting and historic including former mills and a 12th century Abbey.
Specialist, Themed Tours
We can also arrange whisky themed tours ( e.g. Glengoyne, Auchentoshan, Famous Grouse and Tullibardine), photography tours, golf and bird watching.
How can Catswhiskerstours help with Custom Tours from Glasgow?
We can arrange custom tours for groups of all sizes with collection and drop-off at designated hotels and places of lodging.
For more help and information contact Nigel-
T: 44 (0) 141 638 5500
We look forward to hearing from you!
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