12 Mar Our top 4 Day trip suggestions from Glasgow by car
If you are staying more than a couple of days in Glasgow and want to escape the city for a few hours, it’s worth noting that there are several superb visitor attractions and destinations to visit all within a few hours’ drive of Glasgow city centre. Parking near our hotel is so easy if you have your own car. Make use of the 25% discount card for the Q-Park Candleriggs, available from our front desk. Should you choose to hire a car, we can connect with a choice of car-rental companies.
There are so many day trips that we can suggest for you to take from Glasgow, that it’s a tough ask to whittle them down to 4, but we will do our best to cover the most popular and interesting options.
THE AYRSHIRE COAST & CASTLES
It only takes about 40 minutes or so by car from Glasgow to reach the stunningly beautiful Ayrshire Coast. Although it’s a region most associated with famous Scottish poet Robert Burns, it also has world class golf courses, wide sandy beaches, and charming seaside towns such as Troon. Culzean Castle & Country Park, is a wondrous 260-acre estate perched on the Ayrshire Cliffs, popular with visitors of all age groups.
THE HELIX: HOME OF THE KELPIES
This has been one of the biggest success stories of recent times for Scottish Tourism. The Kelpies are one of the most visited visitor attractions in Scotland. Here you will find a sight to behold, the world’s largest horse sculptures, with tours available daily. Note The Kelpies Car Park fills up early in peak season and charges apply.
THE BONNIE BANKS OF LOCH LOMOND
A place of sheer natural beauty, Loch Lomond is food for the soul. There are plenty of activities to enjoy both on and off the lake including Loch Lomond cruises, tree top adventures and gorge walking for the adventure seekers.
OUTLANDER TV SHOW – DAY TOURS
One of the longest day tours from Glasgow, it is certainly worth it if you are a fan of the Outlander books or TV show. This 10 hour tour departs three days per week and departs from and drops back to George Street in Glasgow. Highlights include: “Fort William” (Blackness Castle), “Lallybroch” (Midhope Castle) and Falkland, a picturesque village used for filming scenes in “Inverness”. Tours must be pre-booked in advance.
The front desk staff at The Brunswick Hotel are more than happy to help you plan your free time to make the most of your time with us in Glasgow. We look forward to meeting you in the not too distant future.