Day trips to nearby regions
Riverside Museum, Glasgow
an alfresco drink in Edinburgh
All of southern and central Scotland is within two hours’ driving and can be easily reached for a fantastic day trip away.
The Scottish Borders
The Scottish Borders encompasses an appealing mix of rolling hills and moorland, gentler valleys, rich agricultural plains and rocky coastlines with its secluded coves and picturesque fishing villages. It’s a region with a rich heritage and culture, best seen in its many castles, abbeys, stately homes and museums. The area is also a paradise for hillwalkers and cyclists of all types while in the River Tweed and its many tributaries, you'll find some of the best fishing in Scotland.
Ayrshire & Arran
Ayrshire borders the beautiful Clyde Coast while the offshore island of Arran is often described as ‘Scotland in Miniature’ because of the rich variety of its landscape. The region is a golfers' paradise and is also home to some of the most prestigious heritage and visitor attractions that Scotland has to offer. Ayrshire was the birthplace of Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns, and there are many reminders of the man and his world to explore here.
Find out more about Ayrshire & Arran
Greater Glasgow & the Clyde Valley
Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city and a vibrant cultural hub packed with world-famous art collections, museums and year-round festivals. With amazing architecture on almost every street and offering some of the UK’s best shopping and dining experiences, the city is regularly recommended as a ‘must-see’ destination by prestigious travel guides and publications. En route here from Dumfries & Galloway, you’ll pass through the rich countryside of the Clyde Valley and the UNESCO World Heritage site at New Lanark.
Edinburgh & the Lothians
Scotland’s capital is a stunning city of contrasts where the historic meets cutting edge. Home to the world’s largest and greatest arts festival every August and a world-famous New Year’s party, it’s a year-round destination whose history and architecture has also distinguished it as a World Heritage Site in its own right. Surrounding the city, the lush Lothian countryside is packed with historic attractions and heritage sites and opportunities for exploring the great outdoors.
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